One thing you can always count on regarding interior décor trends is that they are constantly evolving. What was considered swanky the previous year can easily be discarded for a fresher trend the following year, so it is never advisable to base your interior design solely on what is considered hot currently. Nevertheless, some elements will never go out of style, as they are considered interior décor staples. One such element is carpeting.
Carpeting is not merely for comfort underfoot. The right fabric, colour and pattern will all contribute to the overall interior design of your space. Therefore, before you rip out your old, drab carpeting in favour of something new, you need to ensure that you get it right at the first go! To help you with that, here are nifty tips for matching a new carpet to the interior design of your home.
Using carpeting to inject character into a space
If you have grown bored of the appearance of your living space or perhaps had no hand in decorating the house in the first place you could be looking for ways to add personality to the home without having to engage in major renovations. Fortunately, you can easily do so with the right carpet. When your focus is to purchase a carpet that will function as a focal point in a room, you should lean toward designs that stand out, for example, patterns.
However, this does not mean that you should opt for carpets with loud, abstract designs that border on obnoxious. Instead, opt for simple patterns that will draw the eye without overwhelming the space. Swirls of grey or white on a solid colour carpet will ease the harshness of the bold colour while also adding visual interest to the new flooring. On the other hand, consider matching the carpet to the walls by purchasing wallpaper in the same pattern and install this as a border.
Using carpeting to highlight your furniture pieces
The furniture pieces you select for a room can make or break the space. So if you have spent big bucks on exquisite, handcrafted pieces that can be considered pieces of art on their own, you likely want them to be showcased in the best light. A great way to tie in your interior design is to purchase a carpet that will highlight the furniture effortlessly. The trick to doing this is always leaning toward complementary colours. Granted, neutrals will go well with any upholstery, but this is the obvious choice.
A more daring option that will accomplish this while adding visual interest to the room is gravitating toward complementary colours. For example, if your upholstery is characterised by purple accents, yellow hues on your carpet will prove to be a surprisingly excellent choice! Discuss with your interior designer on how to maximise on a complementary colour scheme when purchasing new carpeting to highlight your furniture.