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If you thought all carpet was beige, you couldn’t be more wrong. In fact I wish someone had told that fact to the developers of my new house! Just as fabrics,wallpapers and paint colours follow trends, so does carpet. Trends might be slower to catch on – carpet and flooring after all is a relatively expensive outlay – but believe me, the circle of life moves on.

Carpetright, Champion (four colours) £2.99m2

Champion (four colours) £2.99m2

For autumn/winter the clever peeps at Carpetright are predicting four easy to follow trends that are all achievable at surprisingly affordable prices – English Eccentric, Refined Monochrome, Tales of the Orient and Meadow Breeze.

Carpetright, Paris Rug Collection from £99

Paris Rug Collection from £99

English Eccentric – is about being adventurous with colour, texture and pattern. A bohemian look can be created using inexpensive carpet tiles laid as geometric patterns, or by using three complementary shades of carpet on alternating stairs for a truly bespoke look.  If carpet is not for you, why not place a selection of rugs, all with different patterns on your floor, adding warmth in the colder winter months but easily removed for summer. It’s about mixing the unexpected in a fresh and bold way.

Carpetright, Ashby Anthracite Carpet £5.99m2

Ashby Anthracite Carpet £5.99m2

Refined Monochrome – is a cool and sophisticated trend that has an elegant and timeless look that never dates.  Black and white flooring will provide the perfect backdrop for glamorous and classic furniture. Capture the new refined monochrome look with velvet upholstery and shiny glass and metallics. It’s best to keep accessories to a minimum but ensure each piece makes a statement.

Carpetright, Carousel Twist Turquoise Carpet £13.99m2

Carousel Twist Turquoise Carpet £13.99m2

Tales of the Orient – is all about injecting bold colour and pattern into your home, creating a vibrant scheme packed full of opulence.   Juxtapose Chinese and Japanese design with strong geometric lines and add an exotic touch with Oriental inspired wallcoverings.  Mix spicy shades with jewel blues and offset with black for a dramatic contrast. Yum. 

Carpetright, Virgo Pink Carpet £7.99m2

Virgo Pink Carpet £7.99m2

Meadow Breeze – is a feel good colour palette.  The upbeat colours will give your home some summer sunshine all year round.  It’s best to choose your flooring first to provide an essential base colour.  If you opt for a boldly coloured carpet, balance it with lots of white furniture and accessories.  

Which trend would you go for?

All images are taken from the Carpetright lookbook.

July 24, 2014

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