If you are ready to dig your toes into something cushy at home, we’ve got brilliant news. Carpeting is making a comeback, and thanks to the latest manufacturing technologies it is softer and more durable than ever.
While carpet in neutral tones is the enduring favorite, the newest styles are available in a broad range of spectacular colors and eye-popping patterns.
Worried about that new carpet smell? These days there are plenty of low-VOC or “eco-friendly” options that will not stink up your home with toxic odors. Just as terrific, some of our top choices are a cinch to clean. Here is a good look at the latest carpet trends.
Best Neutral Carpet Color
When it comes to carpeting, flint gray is the new beige. Here, a nylon carpet in the shade lends softness and style to a modern farmhouse inspired by the interior design firm, NK Living.
Compared to other types of carpet materials such as wool or polyester, nylon is the overwhelming favorite because it is reasonably low-maintenance. It also offers the most bang for your bucks look that resists spills, dirt, and dander.
Best Animal Print Carpet
Animal prints are back in a big way, but you can leave those zebra or leopard patterns in the early aughts. Fawn print carpeting, as shown on this staircase spotted on The Zhush, is one of the chicest carpet trends of the year.
Showstopping Patterned Carpet
Natural and Sustainable Sisal Carpet
The demand for green flooring is growing. That is why many homeowners who prefer something made of natural materials are installing sisal carpeting.
Woven from plant fibers extracted from a succulent called Agave sisalana, this type of carpet is a top eco-friendly pick because it is both sustainable and biodegradable. Options that come coated with a fire-retardant and stain-resistant sealer are an excellent choice for high traffic areas.
Sisal carpet typically has a ropelike texture and depending on the weave it can feel a little scratchy to those with sensitive feet. To soften things up, consider topping off with a flokati rug
Get Creative With Colorful Carpet Tiles
We are huge fans of carpet tiles because you can mix and match them to create unique patterns. Case in point, this lovely floor covering spotted on Instagram. It was designed using square carpet tiles by Shaw.
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