What Carpets are Trending in 2020
Mar 17, 2020
2020 is here. It’s a new year, a new decade, and a new era for home design. Seize the moment and stay in style with tips from our home flooring experts as we explore some of the hottest rug and carpet trends of the year. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at wall-to-wall carpet trends for 2020, area rug trends for 2020, and other 2020 carpet trends, including some of the most popular colors and textures. If you’re looking to change up your home decor, these on-trend suggestions will help you get started!
Carpet Trends for 2020
Popular Carpet Colors in 2020
Neutral carpet colors like grey will rise to the top in 2020. That’s great news for lots of homeowners, since neutral colors are easy to incorporate into any type of style or theme. Whether your style is beach house, Boho, or something in between, it’s effortless to coordinate a sophisticated grey color scheme in any room of your home.
Not into neutrals? Then try out another emerging trend: vivid shades of blue. Choose solid colors, funky ombre patterns, or carpets that give you the best of both worlds — as long as they feature a blue (or two), it’s hard to go wrong following these carpet color trends for 2020. Here are some of the hottest 2020 carpet colors to incorporate into your bedroom, living room, guest room, or rec room:
- Cerulean blue
- Cornflower blue
- Iron grey
- Navy blue
- Pacific blue
- Sky blue
2020 Trending Carpet Types & Textures
Texture refers to the way that a surface feels (or looks like it feels). For example, low-pile carpets are made using short, tight loops of fabric, which gives them a smooth and uniform appearance. High-pile styles, such as shag carpets, use looser and larger loops of fabric, creating a fluffier, more luxurious texture. Some carpets, known as “textured carpets,” are deliberately cut to differing lengths, producing a range of textures on a single carpet.
Since both types have unique features, the choice comes down to your personal tastes and what’s most important for you. For example, if you’re looking for low-maintenance options, low-pile styles might suit your needs better. A variety of low-pile and high-pile types of carpet are trending for 2020, making it easy to find an option that checks every box on your list of requirements. Some popular carpet textures this year include:
- Plush carpets
- Ribbed carpets
- Textured carpets
Carpet Styles for 2020
“A carpet is pretty straightforward, right? How many styles can there really be?”
If you’ve ever wondered similar questions, you’re in for a surprise! Carpeting comes in a wide range of styles to suit a diverse range of tastes and needs, from easy-to-install carpet tiles, to waterproof options ideal for pet owners, to environmentally-friendly carpeting made from reused or recycled materials. Whether you’re a parent, an artist, an animal lover, or just looking for something that will be easy to clean and maintain, there’s a perfect carpet for you. Here are seven of the trendiest carpet categories to explore in 2020:
- Area rugs
- Carpet tiles
- Frieze carpeting (which uses densely-packed, twisted loops to create a choppy, plush surface)
- Handmade rugs
- Recycled, green, and sustainable carpeting
- Wall-to-wall carpeting
- Waterproof carpeting
2020 Rug Trends
Unlike carpeting, which generally covers the entire floor of a room, rugs are small, decorative pieces used to cover a specific area. While carpets are fixed to the flooring beneath with adhesives that should only be removed by a professional, rugs can be picked up and moved at will. Lightweight and versatile, rugs can be placed on top of carpeting, hardwood floors, luxury vinyl floors, or any other type of flooring in your home or apartment. Here are some of the hottest rug and area rug trends to watch out for in 2020:
- Carpet runners (which are long, narrow area rugs shaped specially for hallways and staircases)
- Carpet tile rugs
- Handmade rugs and area rugs
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