2019 carpet trends
While many homeowners have replaced carpets with wood, laminate or tiles over the last 20 or so years, others have stuck with their beloved carpet throughout and wouldn’t dream of having anything else underfoot. Whether you are a lifelong devotee of the carpeted floor or you are looking to replace some of your other flooring with carpet, here are the top trends for 2019.
Short pile carpets
It might not feel as dense and luxurious underfoot as deeper pile carpets, but short pile flooring is easier to maintain, making it perfect for busy family homes. It also has the advantage of not showing marks left by furniture to the extent that longer piles can. It is far easier to keep clean, meaning less work for you. Short pile carpets are more suitable for homes with pets, as there is less chance of long claws getting stuck in the fibres or dirty paws traipsing dirt deep into the carpet. Shorter piles are also a better option for allergy sufferers.
Solid coloured carpets still have their place, of course, but statement carpets are having currently making a splash in the world of interiors. Carpets featuring a variety of colours add life and personality to any space and are a great way to brighten up a dull room. One added bonus of multi-coloured carpets is that they are great for disguising dirt and stains, whereas single colour carpets are less effective.
Jute – and any other fibres that have a natural, low-key appearance – have been doing the rounds for a while and the trend is set to continue for some time yet. In addition to the obvious aesthetic appeal of jute, it is great for allergy sufferers, as it does not trap dust, pollen and other allergens in the same way as carpet. It also looks fantastic in most areas of the home and creates a very modern finish. If you are not sure about a whole jute floor, you might want to start with a jute rug to get the effect on a smaller scale.
With the rise in open-plan living, rugs are getting bigger than ever before. People who have struggled to find rugs large enough to fill their most spacious floors will have much more choice in 2019 as designers, manufacturers and retailers start to focus on catering to rooms of all shapes and sizes.