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Four Carpet Trends to Pay Attention to in 2016

A New Year means time to make new commitments to our families and ourselves. At S&G Carpet, we know that the New Year also means new trends in design and new ways to express our style sensibilities through flooring. No matter your decor style, you’ll find a trend you can love as 2015 gives way to 2016. If you’re looking for design inspiration, start with one of these four gorgeous new trends.

Going for the Natural

Muted whites, taupes and soft metallics are big news this season. The clean, classic color palette is complemented by furnishings, draperies and accent pieces in neutral colors with metallic accents. Rose golds and muted silvers are particularly popular.

Hardwood might seem like the obvious choice here, but carpeting and area rugs work surprisingly well with the neutral-and-natural theme too. For a luxurious feel, choose a shag carpet in crisp white. To accent a Berber carpet or hardwood floor, choose a soft throw rug that incorporates metallic threads.

Bringing History to Life

Lush styles inspired by the high romance of bygone historical eras are also big this year. These period-centric looks make use of antique furniture, statement pieces and fanciful baubles. The key to pulling off a clean decor scheme with all these elements is setting a good foundation.

In terms of carpeting, that means choosing deep colors with shades of gray. Frieze, cut-and-loop and Berber styles all work well with a historically inspired decor scheme. If you’re choosing area rugs to suit this theme, consider ornate floral or geometric designs.

Resurrecting Luxury Carpeting

Luxury carpeting began a comeback in 2015, and there’s no slowdown in sight as we move into 2016. Ultra-soft, textured styles that feel good beneath your feet are what this trend is all about. Today’s manufacturing technologies mean that luxury carpets offer the best in comfort and durability while offering gorgeous aesthetics.

Of course, it’s important to remember that high-end carpets aren’t suited to every area of your home. They provide excellent performance in bedrooms, dens and other lounging areas. However, it’s best to keep luxury carpeting out of the kitchen, bathroom and basement.

Getting the Outdoors Inside

Decor schemes that combine the urban and the natural are also big this year. Maybe you’ve seen a magazine spread featuring an indoor garden or checked out reclaimed wood designs on Pinterest. If you plan on bringing live plants into your home but want to enjoy the comfort of carpet, consider Berber or cut-and-loop styles.

Carpet tiles are also a great choice if you’re set on bringing the outdoors inside. They’re easy to clean and replace, and you can easily configure them to meet your unique style needs. Whatever carpeting you choose, stick with dark browns, greens and neutrals.

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