Over the years, carpet styles have come and gone. Now that we’re well into the 2010’s, we can begin to understand and define what the current trends in carpet and rugs are. What does the carpet in your home say about you?
Rather than thinking of carpet as a neutral background for furniture, accessories, and home décor, carpeting is now available (and highly-sought after) in vibrant textures, colors, and patterns, making it the focal point of interior design schemes.
We’re not implying that neutral colored carpeting is a thing of the past; it is still very prevalent and in-demand. We are simply saying that today’s carpet trends translate as bold and powerful. As an example, consider Berber (a “classic” style of carpeting that continues to stand the test of time): In the early 1990’s, when Berber first began to emerge, the design was plain and blended. Today’s Berber carpeting is textured, patterned, and comes in various heights and styles.
While Berber is still considered a “neutral” carpeting choice, it is still much bolder that the Berber we all fell in love with over 20 years ago. Even if your cream colored Berber has flecks and specks of bright orange and red woven throughout the fibers, it is still no match for today’s trendsetters; today’s carpet trends are all about texture, pattern, and creating interest! In fact, a more liberal definition of neutral carpeting in the 2010’s includes pale hues of green, yellow, and blue.
Combining colors with textures and patterns has been, and continues to be, a highly-popular design technique. Why? Well, when eye-catching elements are rolled together, the effect is not only bold and beautiful, but is ideal for minimizing the appearance of spots, stains, and soil.
When we talk texture in the 2010’s, we’re talking about applied and woven patterns of everything from leaves and flowers to abstract shapes and Ombré faded colors; if you’ve shopped for carpet or area rugs lately, this should come as no surprise.
Just like clothing designers, carpet and rug designers alter their styles to complement the current trends. If you take a look at your favorite home furnishings store, you’ll notice that the shelves are overflowing with unique pieces and creative elements – after all, they’ve got to match that bright and colorful rug you just purchased, right?
Carpet is no longer an area of your home that is designed to blend in; it is designed to make a statement.
With the advancement of new manufacturing abilities, several new carpet styles have emerged and dominated the marketplace. You may have seen these new styles on television, at your local flooring store, or even added them in your own home, but some of the most popular designs include swirls, plaids, and polka-dots.
The best part? Incorporating these new design trends adds great interest to your room, and coordinates perfectly with walls and furniture pieces, as well as classic décor elements, like floral printed window treatments and striped throw pillows.
Along with a fresh coat of paint, updating your carpets or rugs is one of the simplest ways to add style and personality to your space. Whether you choose to make your carpet a neutral foundation or a vivacious focal point, make sure your personal style is present.