2013’s must have looks: Carpet Trends

2 April 2013 | Trends

The choice of carpet can make a dramatic change to any room, making the consideration of style, colour and texture very important when selecting the right carpet, and of course also considering your budget, which room it is for and your home furnishings and decor.

This season favours soft neutrals with complementary bold colours.


Dark Opulence is resurfacing in 2013, boasting a look that reflects luxury and drama. Dark colours such as browns, reds, violet, blue and even black are quite prominent. Patterns are popular for this look as well, such as a mosaic or antique style. Partnering these colours with neutral, warm bone tones creates an elegant look and feel. This look works particularly well with vintage style home furnishings, creating a glamorous, luxurious atmosphere.


For a cosy yet fresh feel… soft, cheerful tones work well to create a romantic, whimsical style. Colours such as warm taupes and pinks, or cooler sage and lilac, paired with contrasting neutrals.


Boasting simplicity and low maintenance, the urban cool and contemporary look is very cutting-edge. With charcoals and soft browns, opting for loop pile nylon that is durable and hardwearing. Pair it with modern and contemporary furnishings for an urban lifestyle look and feel.

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For something a bit more ‘out there’, colour blocking is an increasingly popular option. Selecting strong patterns and colours that make a statement of individuality.

Carpet is a long-term commitment, so selecting the right fibre and blend is very important. Currently there is a trend towards textured carpets, such as carpets with chunky loop piles, and durability is always in style. Once you know the colour that you would like to opt with, a professional consultant can help determine the type of carpet you need based on the amount of traffic and use of the room.

Of course all the gorgeous carpets featured here are available at your local Andersens. Why not pop in to get some expert advice or use our handy little iDESIGN tool to help you match the perfect carpet for your home.



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