Written by Becca Green

Carpet trends: 4 fresh ideas for stylish floors in 2020

Carpet was once at the top of everyone’s wish list, but in recent years, it’s fallen out of favour. We’ve put together a few new and stylish ways to use carpet in 2020.

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Carpet may have been perceived as an old-fashioned flooring option in recent years, however it’s making a stylish comback in 2020 with new designs and unique ways to use it in the home – not only adding warmth and comfort but style too.

Contrasting designs

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Take inspiration from Carpetright and choose contrasting carpet designs to juxtapose and complement each other. A stair runner is always a popular choice to make your stairs safer and more comfortable underfoot and we love how they have contrasted this with the same design just in a different colourway. 

Wild side

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Image: Alternative Flooring

Animal print is the new neutral in the world of interiors, so why not make a statement with a leopard print carpet? We’d suggest maybe steering away from carpeting an entire room, unless you’re a maximalist of course, and instead keep it to one area of your home to zone off the space. For example, Alternative Flooring have carpeted a dining area with this print to seperate it from any other living area or kitchen.

Bold and graphic

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Image: Carpetright

Be bold with your choice of carpet in 2020 and opt for a statement colour. This is less scary when done in smaller rooms such as a home office or a spare room, which naturally lends itself to being more creative. Contrast your bright coloured carpet with equally bright walls but in different graphic colours, for a modern pop-art effect.  

Patterned magic

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Image: Lifestyle Floors

Choosing your flooring to express your love for pattern isn’t the obvious choice. However, a trend for 2020 is keep your walls neutral and pattern-free and to let your floor covering do the talking! We love this geometric monochrome design from Lifestyle Floors – it feels ultra modern and would look stylish in any room in the home.

 

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