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Our Favorite Carpet Trends of 2018 (So Far)

Our Favorite Carpet Trends of 2018 (So Far)

A few months into 2018 and it’s already clear that we’re going to be dealing with a lot of new carpet trends, some magnificent, others classic, but most of which will be completely forgettable. Those are not what we’re here to talk about. 

We’re here to analyze some of the best carpeting trends in 2018 with a focus on some of the classics, a few surprising debutants, and an eco-friendly option or two that’ll have you going green in style. 

Herein are the top eight picks for best carpet trends in 2018. 

  1. Fawn Print Carpet (Best Animal Print Carpet) https://www.instagram.com/p/vFbJKTq4GY/ 


Previously, all you ever saw when the words “animal print” came into display was leopard skin prints, some tiger stripes, the old zebra stripes, and the odd cheetah spots. Well, that’s not the case anymore. Not when it comes to animal print carpets anyway. 

Fawn print carpets are generating quite some hype. It’s easy to see why though–the delicate white spots on the brown hide of antelopes make a unique pattern that’s really gorgeous when mimicked correctly. Carpets sporting this beautiful fawn print are excellent for bringing dull rooms to life. Just make sure you tell the kids that it’s not really Bambi.  

  1. Geometric Patterns (Large and Bold)  https://www.instagram.com/p/BimXa41nDXS/ 

Geometric patterns are coming back with a bang in the carpeting sector. It’s all we can do not to drool at how beautifully these carpets bring together a room, especially one painted predominantly in neutral colors. Apparently, the trick is to make them bold and very visible. You can go wall-to-wall with it, but the research shows that most people do this only in stairways and hallways. For open rooms, especially those with neutral-colored tiles and walls, these carpets look gorgeous when placed in the center of the room. 

Woman sitting in armchair with feet on carpet at home

  1. Geometric Patterns2 (Small and Intricate)  https://www.instagram.com/p/4ZNyq6BNZm/ 

Don’t just go for the big and bold because we said so; smaller, more intricate patterns can be very eye-catching in a room full of neutrals like beige, gray, and white.  This beautiful example shows just how a busy carpet pattern can bring life to a room that would otherwise be dull and basic. The smaller patterns make for a more compact design that is great if you want to really liven up a room. It’s very hard not to love walking on a carpet like this every day. 

  1. Sustainable Sisal Carpets https://www.instagram.com/p/BdnO1aCA3ov/ 

Samples of brown woven sisal, blue and gray fiber carpet roll for texture and background

They may not be the softest or plushest of carpets, but sisal carpets are the latest eco-friendly carpets to grace the top-ten trends list. These carpets are woven directly from plant fibers and are sustainable and biodegradable. While some are sold and fitted in their natural state, some are coated with a stain-resistant seal and a fire-retardant to make them even safer for homes. 

Perfect for high traffic areas of the house but terrible for bare feet, sisal carpets are much more affordable and durable than some options here. Plus, you can always throw a rug on top if the rope-like texture of the bare carpet is too much for your feet. 

  1. Best Neutral Carpet https://www.instagram.com/p/BSzh-JxAgOi/ 

Here’s a carpet you won’t have to think twice about buying. That’s because gray is the granddaddy of neutral colors, especially when it comes to large-ticket items like wall-to-wall carpets and area rugs. If you’re looking for something to tone down a particularly loud room (decor-wise, of course) or something that will go well with nearly every color you paint your walls, flint gray is probably what you need. 

Use it in living rooms, master-ensuites, hallways, dining rooms, studies, bedrooms–you name it. Gray carpets are neutral to the point of being the default carpeting you’ll find in many new homes. This doesn’t mean that they should be boring, however. 

Patterns such as the one on this veiny-surfaced carpet keep things interesting for both your eyes and your feet. You can go for other several variations in different shades and gray up your floors to your heart’s content. 

  1. Carpet Tiles https://www.instagram.com/p/Bf7PIo5n74z/ 

This list would frankly be incomplete if we didn’t mention carpet tiles. What’s not to love about this stylish new interior carpeting trend? 

Carpet tiles exist in numerous variations, and we think that’s what people love most about them. You can go for purely colorful combinations or tone it down with a few neutrals here and there to add more contrast to the overall design. Carpet tiles probably take the cake when it comes to pattern combinations because there’s literally no limit as to how many different patterns you can glue together. 

And speaking of glue, these carpets stick quite easily to all types of hard floors using non-toxic adhesives that can be scrubbed off without much hassle. What’s more, carpet tiles are so much easier to clean–just wash them individually in a sink! 

  1. Plaid Carpet Trends https://www.instagram.com/p/BisISM1FC2c/ 

You may not be a fan of plaid clothes but trust us, when it comes to carpeting, it’s hard not to fall in love with plaid carpeting designs. This classic pattern blends surprisingly well with different decor–just goes to show that old truly is gold. And as if that’s not enough, plaid patterns can be found in every color under the sun which is superb because you can get it in all your favorite colors. 

For living rooms and studies, they do add a homey feel especially if the colors are warm and somewhat neutral. Plaid carpeting also looks fantastic on stairwells–some say it also makes the steps more visible in low light–and will definitely make a difference in rooms that look too ordinary. 

  1. Outdoor Carpeting https://www.instagram.com/p/BRtK-MXAbAb/ 

If you thought outdoor carpets only look good outside, you’d be sorely mistaken. Recent carpeting trends dictate that outdoor carpets can be indoor carpets too, especially if they bring some of their outdoor flair with them. 

As such, the more colorful, floral, or bold an outdoor carpet is, the better it is for your dull hallway, bedroom, or living room. More people are beginning to agree with this and outdoor carpets are making serious comeback, this time on the opposite side of the door. 

Carpets are fantastic but expensive, which is why you want to make sure you get the right one for every part of your home. With this list of latest trends, the hardest thing you’ll have to do is find more room for more stylish carpets in your home.  


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