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5 Carpet Trends For 2019

You may not think of your carpet as the most glamorous piece of your home, but that doesn’t mean you can’t spruce it up. If you’ve been meaning to replace your carpet with something a little more modern and a little more exciting, take a look at these trends for carpet in the new year.

Gray Is The New Beige

We’re big fans of neutral carpet colors — they go with everything, so you won’t feel like your carpet is out of date a few years after you get it — but the light tans and beiges of your first apartment are giving way to gray, from lighter flint gray to darker slate colors.

Gray carpet goes with whatever decor you choose, from bedding to furniture to curtains, but adds a relaxing coolness to bedrooms and living spaces that’s refreshing and calming all at once.

Animal Prints Are Back

Believe it or not, animal print carpeting isn’t just the purview of that weird house that hasn’t been updated since the 70s. No, we’re not talking about zebra, leopard, or tiger prints — those are a little too eye-catching for even the most adventurous homeowners.

The animal print for the modern era is fawn print. It’s a mix of light and dark browns, so it’s not garish and it’ll still go with almost any decor around it, but it also features spots and gradients that will add a little adventure to any hallway or staircase.

Patterned Carpets Are In Vogue

From elegant pinstripes to chunky chain link patterns to classic herringbone, patterned carpets are becoming popular in a major way. The mix of color adds a little variety to an otherwise unremarkable flooring surface and spices up a room without distracting too much attention from the rest of your decor.

Or, for something a little more understated, consider a textured pattern carpet. Made of a mix of cut and loop piles of various lengths, a textured pattern’s fibers are all the same color for a subtle yet striking look.

Bring Outdoor Carpeting Inside

For high-traffic areas like entryways, hallways, playrooms, finished basements, or even finished garages, consider bringing outdoor carpet inside. It’s water resistant, stain resistant, won’t fade over time, and comes in a huge variety of colors, patterns, and graphic prints.

Even better, lots of outdoor carpets are made of fine fibers that make them nearly as soft and luxurious as indoor carpets, so they’ll still feel great on bare feet.

Use Wool Carpet For A Soft, Sustainable Alternative

Wool isn’t new this year, but it’s a timeless classic that never goes out of style. Wool fibers are hypoallergenic, durable, and environmentally friendly. Wool fibers are also soft and luxurious underfoot — perfect for family rooms and living areas — and they’re not as absorbent as other natural fibers, so you get the best of all worlds: an elegant, timeless carpet that will keep its appearance for years to come.