Carpets are making a massive comeback after spending the last decade being overlooked in favour of natural wood and stone flooring options. However, the dull plain grey and beige carpets of the 80s and 90s are long gone, with bold patterns now being the carpets of choice. So why choose a patterned carpet? We’ve scoured the internet to find the reasons why patterned carpets are in favour.
Experts suggest that patterns within the home are in vogue at the moment. So whilst patterned wallpapers draw the eye and create statement walls, so too can patterned carpets. People are now using patterned carpets to create contrasts and statements in all rooms of the house. Options include bold thin stripes, which inject drama into a room, wider block stripes in neutral colours to create a calmer look and chunky patterned sisals to add depth and texture.
The other benefit of a patterned carpet is that they hide a multitude of sins. Why do you think restaurants and hotels always choose patterned over plain carpets? A plain beige carpet is a disaster in a room with heavy traffic or if you’ve got a couple of kids and a dog, whereas a patterned carpet will effectively hide those marks and stains that occur through everyday life.
Whilst wool carpets have obvious benefits, including longevity and better cleaning potential, they are incredibly expensive, so some may look for other cheaper options. One such option is the use of patterned carpet tiles, which can create a dramatic look in the right room.
Many carpet shops are now stocking a range of patterns, including some old favourites such as florals, swirls and tartans. Whilst these may be reminiscent of the sometimes horrific patterns of the 70s and 80s, the difference now is that these patterns are in more contemporary colours. Some carpet ranges include patterns and plain carpets in the same colours to allow for continuity throughout the home, with one room having a plain carpet and the next being patterned, creating a flowing and flawless look within the home.
So what are you waiting for? Head off to your nearest carpet store and create a bold new look in your home with a statement patterned carpet for your living room.