Carpet has come a long way in terms of sheer variety as well as quality and durability. In 2017, carpet is more affordable than ever, and it’s a sure way to give your home a renewed sense of warmth, beauty, and comfort. My Affordable Flooring is your carpet installation experts in Milwaukee, Racine and Chicago, and we’re always up on the latest trends in carpet. Read on to learn more about what’s hot in carpet today.
At one time, your carpet choices were limited to basic beige and not much else. Designers and homeowners alike treated carpet more as a neutral background for room furnishings, and less like a focal point of the room. Carpet was meant to recede into the background. Modern interior design trends dictate that carpet is indeed a focal point of the room, with numerous textures, patterns, and colors available.
However, need for neutral carpet has not gone away. Berber remains a very popular carpet type due to its durability and easy care. Unlike the plain Berbers of the early 1990s, today’s versions have more texture and pattern, creating a much more high-end look. Variation in height and sculptured effects offer a bold, edgy look, and even more traditional Berbers offer more visual interest with extreme differences in pile cut and thicker, deeper loop textures. When it comes to neutral carpet, the trend is to add more interest with texture, subtle patterning, and flecks of colors. The dimension added by these effects also increases durability by helping to mask dirt. Although modern Berber is also far more stain resistant than previous incarnations, many homeowners choose to extend the life of their carpet by choosing patterns and styles that make it easy to live with evidence of life’s little accidents.
Layered color and soft texture in carpet is very popular currently. This distinctive styling and fashion appeal has proven favorable by many homeowners looking for something different in their floor coverings.
Applied and woven patterns, sometimes offering designs of leaves or flowers, offer organic shapes that coordinate easily with patterns in other furnishings. Strong colors are also in fashion, offering a bold look to a room and offsetting more subtle furniture designs. In the current trend direction, the carpet itself is the focal point, rendering furniture a secondary consideration to the overall design of the room.
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