Working with Patterned Carpet
A Designer’s Perspective
What is the cornerstone of any design scheme? Flooring! First, you decide on the carpeting or rug, then the wall color. That way window treatments, fabric, and furnishings can all fall into place. Flooring is an integral ingredient in setting the style of a room.
Pattern in General
- Important Consideration when Choosing Carpet
- Deserves Special Attention
- Can hide a Multitude of Spills
- Hides heavily used Areas
- Adds Detail
- Bring Character and Complexity to overall Design
Animal Print Carpet
- Exotic, sophisticated look
Whether it’s a solid color or an elaborate pattern, what’s on the floor will create the mood for an entire space. And can even complement certain furniture styles.
Art Deco Style
- Has Geometric patterns
- Often used in Formal, Traditional rooms
- Classic, Decorative Pattern
- Timeless Designs
- Similar to those in antique Oriental and European rugs
- Clean Lines
- Maintains sophistication
- Adds formality to design of room
Designing with pattern requires some thought. It would be difficult to make a space work when the carpet, walls and fabric in a room all have different wild designs competing with each other. It’s much better when patterns work with each other. If there’s a primary fabric in a room that has a big bold print, then consider a simple pattern, such as a check or diamond, for the carpeting. Scale must be considered as well, if a carpet has a large scale pattern, then other patterns in the room should probably be smaller.
Favorite Colors and Patterns
- Shades of Grey
- Rich Smoky Blues
- Geometric Patterns
- Soft, Lightweight Floral
Be Green with your Flooring
More than ever it’s vital to make Green, Environmentally-friendly choices. Options are becoming increasingly available. New Zealand Wool™ carpeting products are a smart eco-friendly choice that comes in a variety of styles to suit many different looks. Also a variety of outdoor patterned carpets are made with environmentally safe dyes plus these designs are durable and weather resistant. This makes them the perfect highlight for a “green” space.