The benefits of carpet within the home really are endless – not only do they provide comfort and insulation, but carpets also look fantastic, and are low-maintenance compared to other types of flooring. Plus, there are a range of carpet styles to match just about any style and theme of living space. So, if you’re thinking about updating your carpet this year, or if you want to switch from hardwood flooring to carpeting, here are a few carpet trends you need to watch out for in 2016.

Neutral Colours

It’s definitely safe to say that neutral shades like grays and taupes are in this year. Carpets like these work great for both those who like to add pops of colour throughout a room, e.g. bright walls or vibrant accessories, or for those who prefer a more low-key, understated look. Other popular carpet colours this season include muted blues and earthy greens. If your taste changes with the seasons, consider going with a neutral carpet colour and then lay a vibrant rug on top to add more distinct colour to the room.

Patterned & Textured

There has certainly been a rise in the popularity of patterned and textured carpets in the last few months. Not only do they minimize the appearance of any dirt, but they are also incredibly stylish. Why not go for a carpet with textured loops, or one with interesting geometric patterns?

Area Rugs & Runners

Area rugs are a great option if you don’t feel completely ready to get rid of your wooden flooring in favor of a carpet just yet. Carpet runners are also perfect for stairways, and great for pets and noise reduction. They also look extremely classy and elegant.

Eco-Friendly Carpets

If you’re concerned about the wellbeing of the environment, then you’ll be glad to know that there are many environmentally friendly carpets on the market. Wool, sisal, and recyclable nylon are great material options for sustainable carpets. Plus, these natural fibres tend to be better when it comes to eliminating allergens from the air, and creating better air quality within the home.

Super Soft Carpets

Soft carpets are a great way of providing extra warmth and comfort within the home, and are perfect for those who live in cold countries. With technology only getting better, there are now super soft carpets available to buy, all of which are made from nylon. They are incredibly comfortable, super luxurious, and perfect for homes with small children.

As you can see, there are tons of carpet trends predicted to be huge in 2016. Whether you choose to invest in a good area rug for your dining room, or if you want to upgrade your current carpet to an eco-friendly one, the choice is entirely yours.