It is sometimes the best option for your space to choose soft, inviting flooring. Hardwood is still very popular but carpeting is making an incredible comeback due to the new innovative options available.
Carpet is an excellent choice for bedrooms, basements, and dens where hardwood may feel too cold or sterile. Wall-to-wall carpeting can add warmth and texture to your space.
Here are some of this year’s most popular carpet ideas.
Natural Fiber Carpet
A natural fiber carpet is a great alternative to hardwood if you aren’t sure which carpet you prefer. Natural fiber carpet materials like sisal, wool and jute are great alternatives to hardwood. They offer an organic look and feel, without the maintenance or price tag of hardwood.
In: Animal Print
A bold animal-print carpet is a great way to bring a little bit of minimalism into your home. The bold animal print carpets are not for the timid home decorator. However, they can make a big statement in any room and add texture.
You don’t want to overwhelm the space with too much decor.
Get wild for stripes
The best way to make a small space appear larger or longer is with stripes. This optical illusion draws the eyes in and gives depth to any space. For a more preppy, subtle look, you can find carpet in softer striped patterns.
Carpets with layer rugs
You don’t have to use wall-to-wall carpet in your home. However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t add some area rugs. If done properly, adding an area rug to the carpet can add texture and update your carpet.
A lovely boho-style jute area rug adds personality and modernization to this tan carpet. You want to choose a rug that compliments your carpet, not compete with it.
A vintage rug is a great choice
Carpeting your stairs is not only beautiful, but also very functional. Carpeting can improve traction on stairs and provide a safe landing for those who are injured. A vintage rug is a great option for modernizing your stairrunner.
A vintage Persian or Turkish rug can add great visual interest to your staircase. If your staircase is particularly old or worn, this can be done yourself.
A subtle pattern is a good idea
It’s easy to see why patterned carpet is so popular. A patterned carpet can add a lot to the space and make it feel finished.
If you don’t like the boldness of an animal print, you might consider a subtler choice. An elegant square pattern adds interest to the space without overwhelming it. For a modern look, choose low-key patterns in neutral colors like gray or white.
Plaid is the way to go
Plaid carpets are great for mixing patterns or creating a focal point. Plaid is both traditional and trendy and can be used in any room of your home.
Bonus: Plaid carpet can be used as a grid to lay furniture or line up your space.
Keep it simple
Sometimes, the best classics just can’t be beat. A neutral, solid-colored carpet is the best choice if you plan to lay carpet in a room that is frequently used such as a living or family room.
You might want to replace your high-pile carpet with a low-pile or weaved carpet if you are concerned about the appearance of it becoming old. A soft, beige or tan carpet is a great choice if it’s paired with dark accents and leather furniture.
Mix and match patterns
You don’t have to worry about incorporating patterned carpets into your home limiting the decor. Mixing and matching patterns is a great way to bring personality and style to your home.