We love a stylish room complete with plush carpet for the familiar warmth and inviting comfort that this popular soft surface provides. However, the rich texture and cloud-like fibers don’t have to be traditional, muted, or predictable. You can use carpeting to complete an eye-catching design scheme full of inspiration and flair! Our Gillenwater Flooring showroom in Maryville, TN, as well as our Rugs.Shop, is full of soft options that will uplift these spaces. Here are a few of our favorite ways to elevate your living room or office with bold carpet:
Deep, Rich Color – Top interior design and home magazines have noted that rich colors thrive when combined with popular neutral tones to produce warmth and vibrancy. This trend is well represented in Pantone Color Institute’s choice for two 2021 colors of the year in Ultimate Gray (17-5104) and Illuminating (13-0647). You can use light gray tones to increase the visual space and find easy-to-match complementary shades. The Illuminating yellow adds confidence and brightness as a statement color. In fact, different carpet and rug colors will inspire different moods, such as using red to stimulate and drive high-energy and utilizing calm blues and greens to inspire focus and efficiency. Use these colors to add purpose to your soothing carpet pile underfoot!
Awesome Area Rugs – Perfect for layering and capturing the latest trend, you can indulge in bold carpet easily by adding an area rug to your living room or office. If you can’t commit to a bold color or pattern for wall-to-wall carpeting, rugs will allow you to refresh the feel and design of your space seasonally. No matter what type of texture or fiber material you prefer, you can find the winning carpet combination in virtually any rug shape and size you need. Ready to elevate your room again? Simply rotate in a new bold rug for an instant update that keeps your rooms from ever feeling stale.
Patterns That Pop – For engaging visual interest that can help get your creativity flowing, patterns are perfect for giving your carpet distinct, captivating character. Whether your favorite patterns are calming nature-inspired and colorful abstract repetitions, hip geometric creations that inspire your intellect, or modern takes on traditional motifs, you can use pattern to add dimension and depth while enhancing purpose and theme. To avoid overwhelming your office or living room, many interior designers recommend a ratio of 60% neutral color, 30% solid color, and 10% patterns within an overall finished room and keeping all categories within the same color family with one unifying color throughout.
Engaging Texture – Since your living room and office typically don’t see as much foot traffic as other rooms, you can get away with a plush cut pile carpet that’s softer, thicker, and more fashion-forward. Although this extra soft, rich construction can hold footprints longer, cut pile carpets such as Friezes, Saxony carpets, shag carpets, and cable carpets all provide undeniable comfort and style. These high fashion carpets and cut-and-loop carpet constructions provide bold, striking texture full of personality and presence.
There’s more to carpet than just its trademark soft touch: Explore our Gillenwater Flooring Rugs.Shop and visit our carpet experts in our Maryville, TN showroom to find the bold selections that will transform your living room and office!