Patterned carpet has made a comeback over the last couple of years. Clean Scandi lines, plain neutral tones and shades of grey have been overtaken by rich sumptuous colours, patterned interiors including hard floors, wallpaper and soft furnishings, and a mix of fabrics and fibres such as linen, velvet, seagrass, wool, and chunky knits around the home. Clashing tones of navy, yellow, pink, teal and red are mixed and matched freely, and everyone has become much braver in their interior choices. Maximalism has replaced minimalism.
Not all pattern has to be structured, muted tones mixed work well giving a 1960s feel to a room. Carpet is a great way to introduce pattern into your home but be careful not to overdo it. Here are some ideas to get you started:
Polka dots evoke images of the 50s and 60s and can give your home a retro feel. It can be a fantastic pattern on stairs and a hallway to add interest to a neutral décor. Try a teal or pale blue against cream dots which work well with grey and white walls and woodwork. It can add just enough interest without detracting from calming areas of the home.
Tartan or plaid
Choosing a pattern
Much like choosing a wallpaper design or paint colour, don’t be afraid to get as many swatches as you can – either by visiting the showroom or carpet brand websites. Britons, Ulster, Alternative Flooring, Kersaint Cobb, Lano and more all have some incredible carpet designs and patterns that will transform your home. Don’t be afraid to add some flourish to your floor!
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