Carpeting is one of the most versatile of all flooring options, featuring more colors and textures than any other type of flooring. When judging carpet quality, a simple rule of thumb is to ask about the density of the fibers used to make the carpet — the more fibers per square inch, the more durable the carpet.
Giraffe-patterned carpet adds a cheeky touch to this walk-in wardrobe. Glass-front cabinets add a polished look while allowing for an easy choice of clothing. Recessed lighting and natural light from the window ensure the space is bright for quick outfit picks.
To literally make this space more playful, an enclosed staircase was transformed into a clubhouse with a chalkboard wall. Bold, patterned carpet works well in this playroom where solid colored walls and decor don't compete for attention. A built-in desk serves as a designated workspace for art projects.
Geometric-patterned carpet in brown and blue anchors the color palette in the room. Blue, patterned wallpaper and brown draperies warm the blue wall color and creates clean lines in this patterned space. All-white bedding flanked by two pale pink lamps break up the blue and brown colors of the room for an added touch of elegance.
A 3D-like effect mixed with a traditional style makes this chandelier fixture an intriguing centerpiece in this bedroom design. Blue-gray walls and blue and white bed linens create a simple, solid design to compliment the patterned carpet and blend it with the rest of the design.
Riser seating ensures easy and comfortable viewing from any seat in this home theater. Double and single armchairs create options. A patterned carpet compliments the chocolate brown chair shade and the neutral walls and ceiling. Lamp shade sconces are mounted in the wall paneling for a romantic lighting finish.
Neutral, solid tones mute the patterned carpet and blend it beautifully into the room. A large tufted headboard stretches up from layers of pillows feature two navy pillows complimenting the blue tone in the carpet. An upholstered bench at the foot of the bed matches the armchair and ottoman positioned in the natural light of the window trio. A spherical chandelier combines traditional style with contemporary intrigue.
Thick, tufted brown leather armchairs line the riser levels of this home theater for cozy and easy viewing. A patterned carpet ties the deep brown to the neutral wall and ceiling tone. Recessed lighting in the tray ceiling helps to light the space while lamp shade sconces give a more theatrical feel.
Curtains pull back to reveal white french doors connecting this foyer to the outside. A colorful runner softens the hardwood floor leading through the hall space. Matching upholstered gray chairs sit at the end of a long wood table supporting a collection of blue patterned vases below a large mounted shutter and watercolor display.
A patterned accent wall marks the turn of this attractive staircase. Black carpet fitted to the stairs adds a softness to the smooth, sleek textures of the space. Two stained glass windows add a pop of blue to the black and white design.
In the world of carpet, explains Dean Howell, president of Atlanta-based MODA Floors & Interiors, we are seeing far fewer shags and friezes and more patterned carpets. By using a technique that combines both loops and cut loops — hence the name "cut-and-loop carpet" — manufacturers can create a carpet with patterns that range from subtle to bold.