New Year, New Carpet? How To Choose The Perfect Floor

New Year marks the start of the home improvement season and thanks to the new ‘home interior’ culture we no longer just decorate, we give a room a complete facelift.

We believe nothing transforms a room more than swapping a tired old carpet for one in a fashionable new shade.

With the long, cold dark nights keeping you tucked up inside, now’s the time to assess if your carpet can really cut the mustard for 2019.

Where to start?

Find carpet inspiration and the latest trends from Pinterest, Instagram or other social media sites; check out interior bloggers, the home interest magazines, websites or visit a high street showroom.

Pinterest has become an essential tool in collating ideas, creating mood boards and ‘pinning’ favourite pictures. Head over to our profile to see what we’ve been pinning recently.

Our website is full of great ideas to help you choose the perfect carpet. Pin your favourite carpet to Pinterest, browse the blog for trends, advice and practical hints and use our free sample service to see your top three carpets in the home.

Tips for choosing the right carpet for 2019
Grey to Stay

Whether you like it or not, grey is here to stay. Easy on the eye, it has become a staple in many interior design schemes. And with a cult status, shades such as lead, stone and silver will continue to grace the home when mixed with complementary hues such as blush pinks, sunny yellows, icy blues or even layered with other shades of grey. Look out for our Inglewood Saxony in Peak Frost, Sensation in Basalt or Pembroke in River Mist (pictured).

Luxe Looks

Carpets still have a ‘soft spot’ amongst homeowners as they continue to seek out sumptuous comfort underfoot.  Indulgence is still key in the home interior world, so expect to see more carpets that scream luxe but keep it elegant and restrain the colour palette. Our Sensation is made from 100% Luxelle, a ground breaking, super-soft polypropylene fibre that offers all the practical living benefits of regular polypropylene – dirt and stain resistant and bleach cleanable – in a host of stylish shades.


Whether you’re still hankering after Hygge or loving Lagom, there’s no doubting that Scandi-style has crept its way into every corner of the home.  Create the laid-back Nordic look with a cosy feel carpet such as our Sensation Heathers. Combine muted shades such as greys, creams, whites or pale blues with lots of natural materials and textures – think rustic wood, glass, linen, chunky knits etc – and limit clutter and ornaments.

Coral Crush

It’s Pantone’s colour of the year and ‘Living Coral’ will be sweeping through homes throughout 2019. Coral carpets may not be the ‘must-have’ product this year (or at all!) but this shade will work perfectly alongside silvery grey carpets such as Primo Choice in Zinc.

Once you’ve made the decision on what colour and style you want, visit one of our reputable nationwide stocklists to order your chosen carpet.

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