There are many factors including room size, expected traffic, texture and color to consider when making a carpet installation decision. One of the often-overlooked factors is what is popular and stylish. Whether its basic Berber, cut loop or shag, carpet reduces noise, and provides comfort for your feet. Despite the aforementioned advantages carpet installation brings to your home or office, it also presents an opportunity to exhibit style.
The common attitude toward carpet being merely secondary accessory to a room’s design focus is currently being challenged. With new carpet manufacturing methods capable of producing new looks, carpeting trends are quickly moving away from the basic neutral shade Berbers to becoming a focal point of interior design. The multitude of new color, texture, and design pattern options is catapulting carpet to the primary way to make a style statement about a room. Metro Atl. Floors doesn’t want you being behind the curve so we give you this years carpet trends starting with uses of color.
The precedent in carpet installation is to feel predisposed to basic beige Berber because it’s practical. Don’t! There is no need to sacrifice style for practicality in carpet choice because they can be one and the same.
In 2013, carpet installers are seeing a rise in dark and bold uniformly colored carpet ranging from deep shades of purple or blue to profound oranges and greens. This style is great for small reading rooms or dens and goes well with dark wood or contrasting light shade fabric furnishings. These carpet colors will give your room that sense of dramatic style and opulence while cooling the mood of the room. Dark colors also have the added advantage of reducing unsightly defects from imminent wear and tear down the road.
Contrasting Bright shades
Are you not a fan of the dark colors? Or do you want to give your child a fun, youthful looking bedroom or just add some youthful flair to a common area? Installing carpet with contrasting shades of vivid colors like bright blues, pinks and greens is the fashionable way to accomplish just that. These colors work especially well with woven or applied geometric shapes and organic design patterns. With or without the added designs, bright colors covering the floor are a sure way to bring life back into an aging space.
Using white shades with a couple of contrasting bright colors will also give the room a lively and artsy mood. The draw back with these colors is that they tend to make stains stand out. A way around this is to use flecks of color contrasting the primary carpet color to divert attention away from stains.
If you are looking for that mix of contemporary and old school style, soft shades of basic colors will give you the flexibility of both. Using a solid soft green or blue colored carpet or area rug in a living room or family room with metallic or glass furnishings is especially in right now.
Conversely, using a solid black or white colored carpet with contrasting furnishings will give you that classic art-deco type of look to a common area you want to revive to feel hip.
For offices, applied or woven geometric patterns and designs in carpet with contrasting earth tones is the popular norm. This style of carpet is also great for when incorporating furnishings for a smart contemporary look.
Next post we will discuss eco-friendly carpeting options trending this year.