Today’s carpet offers a wide variety of choices in style, fiber composition and colour. Gone are the days of having to select only conventional loop pile, a carpet style consisting of yarn in uncut loops. New technology can produce multilevel loop and cut-loop patterns allowing diamond, bow, pin dot or fleur-de-lis designs that ‘pop out’ in sculptured effects.
The texture, colours and pattern of the carpet can complement or contrast with patterns of your furniture and window treatments.
Using a solid colour, textured carpet is a great way to provide interest and pizzazz, without going to a multicolour, overall pattern.
Textured styles also fit well with today’s active and casual lifestyles.
To select the best carpet for your home and lifestyle, you should consider:
Carpet and Rug Construction
Quality and Performance Requirements
Selecting the Right Cushion
Green Label Carpet for Indoor Air Quality
Special Considerations (Seniors, Pets)
Aside the above tips, consider the following:
Define your space
Open floor plans can create the illusion that your furniture is "floating." A carefully placed rug will anchor your space and define the area. Choose a rug that complements your décor in a size that works for your furniture, and the room's traffic pattern.
Create a cohesive look between rooms with rugs that complement (rather than match exactly) the furnishings in a space.
Dine in style
The soft texture of a rug stylishly complements the lines of a dining table, creating an inviting atmosphere for laid-back meals and lively conversation.
Place a colorful rug beneath your dining furniture to create a dramatic space for entertaining. In general, you want to choose a rug that's large enough so guests can push back their chairs without sliding off.
Create a cozier bedroom
A wool rug adds instant texture and warmth to any bedroom, letting you slumber in comfort and style.
Create a perimeter around the lower two-thirds of your bed with a solid-colored rug. Or place small runners along each side.
Choose rugs with a deep, plush pile for an irresistibly soft landing.