Although carpeting might not be your first choice, it is a far more affordable option than wood flooring. Many emerging carpeting trends allow you to express your own distinct sense of style. Believe it or not, there is a resurgence for carpeting thanks to ongoing upgrades. This includes colours, patterns, textures, and easier maintenance.
Carpets have become softer underfoot while also providing easier care with stain and water resistance never seen before. If you are considering carpeting for your home, here are the latest 2020 carpet trends for the savvy homeowner.
As concern for the environment escalates, more homeowners are seeking sustainable materials in their home design elements. Some eco-friendly carpeting innovations include recycled carpeting as well as plant-based fibers such as sisal and jute.
Stylish Texture from Cut and Loop
Cut and loop creates stylish texture while also adding durability. You can feel the contrast of the two types of construction underfoot, offering a distinct feel as well. It wouldn’t be a design used for wall to wall carpeting but instead works well for custom area rugs or a smaller room where you want to create more interest.
A New Twist with Frieze
This exciting look creates a “curly” look much like a kink. They have texture like the 70’s shag craze but with more of a styled look that a hairdresser might achieve. However, textures of any kind are becoming very on-trend from ribbing to uneven piles and deep cut geometric patterns to unexpected layering.
Patterns with Carpet Tiles
Carpet tiles provide the flexibility to have fun creating a one of a kind look. You can combine colours and patterns ideal for kid’s playrooms, but they are also becoming an interior designer choice to leave their own piece of artwork in the homes they decorate. They’ve become immensely popular in basements because they offer waterproof options.
From checkered floors to entire mosaic creations, there’s no end to the designs you can craft. You can also use higher-end Berber tiles to create one of a kind colour-matched area rugs. Families and pet owners love them because stains are easily removed by simply replacing a tile or two. What could be easier?
Carpeting Colour Trends
The blasé neutrals of the past are being cast aside for vibrant bold colours. Eye-catching ideas are limitless thanks to many carpet manufacturers catching on to the fact variety is the spice of life. If colour moves you, choose from:
- Stunning greys from pales like concrete to deep greys like ash
- Vibrant oranges, purples and reds
- Multi-coloured mixes
- Lovely blues in pale pastels to rich velvety navies
You’ll even find unusual blends like Ombre designed to mimic the hair colour trend.
Moroccan trellis, hexagons, animal prints, florals and more bring excitement to an otherwise boring room. With a subtler pattern, you can add interest in neutral tones or play up the contrast if you dare.
As you can see carpeting has come a long way in the past few years. If you are looking for an affordable flooring replacement solution, carpeting offers endless possibilities.