Oct 15, 2021 | Flooring Canada
When it comes to all the flooring options out there, some people think carpet is an outdated option, previously used to cover up old floors and lacking the style and features of other flooring materials. But that could not be further from the truth. Modern carpet has come a long way, and here are the latest carpet trends in 2021.
Checkered patterns on carpets have been here for years. With people taking more bold swings in design these days, textured and patterned carpets are having another moment. Chiefly among them are checkered patterns. Flannels aren’t just for fall anymore. Depending on the width and length of the horizontal and vertical lines, checkered patterns can range from plaids to gingham to houndstooth, and when paired with unconventional carpet colors, they can offer a variety of style options that are anything but traditional. Plus, they’re easy to pair with other design elements around your space like tablecloths, furniture, sheets, blankets, pillows, and artwork. Since most checkered patterns include more than one carpet color, they allow more flexibility when incorporating additional design elements into your space.
Checkered patterns date back to ancient Egypt but today are mostly thought of as a working-class material. Available in many different carpet colors and hues, checkered patterns bring with them a cozy warmth in a standout pattern, even outside of clothing. Checkered patterns are being pushed to either end of the design spectrum, featuring asymmetrical abstract patterns that look like works of art on your floors and grid patterns with such tight-knit squares; they appear to make one single design.
When most people think carpets, they think “hard-to-clean surface.” But, thanks to some technological advances in carpeting materials, waterproof carpets have been on the rise. Made with water-repellent fabrics and featuring a tighter weave, waterproof carpets are the perfect balance of comfy and easy-to-clean.
A growing trend in 2021 has been carpets made from natural fibers. If you seek the style of hardwood but crave the comfort of carpet, consider natural fiber carpets. Not only are they more eco-friendly, but they help create a more welcoming space. Carpets made from organic wool, sisal, jute, and seagrass are both beautiful and textural, adding more dimension to your space. The neutral earth tones balance well with other design elements as you work toward an aesthetically pleasing sanctuary of your own design.
Carpet doesn’t have to be bland or just blend in. Try some styles that can elevate your whole room. Make a small room seem bigger with stripes or pair animal prints with minimal designs. Vintage statement carpets are the latest trends for stairs. Mix and match your fabrics from floors to walls to furniture and really explore the maximalist style to create a space that is on-trend and uniquely you.
Looking for more function over form? Head down to your local Flooring America and talk to an expert about living room carpet ideas and the perfect bedroom carpet colors. They have tons of great options, including Hearth&Home, Rival by Resista, and Innovia. All designed to keep up with your family for a long time and look great while doing it.