May 20, 2022 | Flooring America
Oceanside Broadloom by Couristan
After years of new faux-hardwood technologies getting all the praise, carpet is back. And that means comfort is back.
We all need some extra comfort these days, so why not feel cozy and comfortable every time you walk on your floor? Unlike hard floors, plush carpets will have you clicking your heels and saying, “There’s no place like home.” Plush carpets are perfect for bedrooms, home offices, family rooms and dens, where you can have comfy higher pile carpets and not worry about tripping. We recommend lower pile carpets for stairs, living rooms, and halls—anywhere with high foot traffic—but the carpet’s material, color, and pattern are all up to you and your style. Here are some of the latest trends in carpet to help you find the best fit for your lifestyle.
Expressions Hagaman Collection by Nourison
Natural materials like wool, jute, sisal, and seagrass for carpets are in. Not only do they bring a modern, organic, bohemian feel to a room, but they’re also more sustainable than synthetic materials. Sisal carpets are the most durable of the natural materials, so they would work in any space that gets a good amount of wear and tear. Hallways, mudrooms, living rooms, and even stairs could benefit from sisal carpets, as they stand up to guests’ shoes, cats’ scratches, and kids’ toys.
Jute carpet is softer underfoot than sisal, so it may be a better option for rooms where you tend to be barefoot more often, like the bedroom. Jute carpet, like other natural materials, gives a homey, natural look to any space.
Wool carpets are also a great option for a soft but sustainable carpet. As a natural, biodegradable, and renewable fiber, wool is a beautiful material that’s easier on the planet while also being easier on your feet.
This year, the maximalist aesthetic is in. That means bold colors and patterns are back. There’s a reason patterns are one of the top carpet trends for 2022. Not only do patterns mask the inevitable dirt, crumbs, and pet hair in your home, but they also allow you to express your personality through interior design. There are plenty of carpet patterns to choose from, so find one with an aesthetic and material that works best for your taste and needs. If you’re doing a full room reno, consider making the bold carpet the jumping-off point for all your other furniture and décor colors.
If the maximalist look is too much for your personal style but you like big patterns, consider a slightly bolder carpet of a neutral color, but with a mix of finishes. There are carpets with patterns made of a different material, which have a higher pile and give a beautiful texture to your floor. Another way to incorporate patterns without going too far out of your comfort zone is to opt for a neutral-colored carpet that has a pattern in the weaving of the carpet. That way, you have a visually interesting carpet without making too much of a statement.
After a long stretch of white and gray dominating home design, bold colors are finally back. And jewel tones are taking strides to the top of the color palette. Choose a bold jewel-toned rug like amethyst, emerald, sapphire, or ruby. As many ’70s-inspired styles are coming back in fashion and interior design, these bold, rich colors will make a trendy statement while looking luxurious.
Feeling inspired to mix up your carpeting? There’s a perfect carpet option for everyone, and your local Flooring America experts are here to help you find it. Begin your next home design project at Flooring America and let our design experts guide you through the top selection of carpets and area rugs.