Beige, greige and then grey – that has been the story of carpet colours for several years. Very adventurous! That said, stripes, in particular, stair runners teamed with plain carpet in the hall, have also been incredibly popular while patterned carpet has become much more stylish with manufacturer collaborations with the likes of Timorous Beasties and Laura Ashley.
Reports from Milan design week earlier this year suggested that the worlds of interiors and fashion are finally really colliding. We would agree – design savviness extends to what our homes look like – symbols of who we are and who we want to be.
As in many industries, provenance and environmentally credentials are also a growing trend in carpets. Step forward British Wool with all its benefits.
In terms of colour, blue is becoming an increasingly strong influence. Incredibly versatile, blue can work in any room and creates serenity. This is illustrative of the gradual return to colour on our floors.
With regard to rooms, the increase in ‘open plan living’ is also leading to a rise in demand for carpet. We all want comfortable and convenient flooring these days. Carpet leads the way here as it is a safer, quieter surface. Furthermore, the numerous, ‘easy clean’ options now on the market provide practicality, low maintenance and great looks.
Think outside the box about your carpet – after all, you walk on it every day. Be slightly adventurous!