While homeowners are not changing their flooring as fast as their clothes, carpet flooring trends can change just as quickly as the hottest clothing and accessory fashions.

Since the start of the new year, just as every year, new styles are being introduced and the fashion industry’s influencers are sharing what’s hot and what’s not. Whether you are in the market for a flooring upgrade or not, it is always good to know the hot carpet flooring trends that have caught on with custom home builders and interior design professionals around the country.

Heck, you may even be inspired to try them in your own home!

One kind of flooring that will never be off-trend is carpet. Soft, comforting and luxurious, carpeting is one of the warmest ways to welcome your guest. Let’s see what’s in store for carpet flooring trends in 2017.

Each Room is a Statement

Hardwood and tile use throughout main areas of the home is on the rise. This popular trend has inspired new and unique opportunities for carpet to be mixed and matched in different rooms.

Homeowners are no longer settling for one solitary style of carpet to cover every room. Every space serves as an opportunity to make a design statement. Whether it is being paired with hardwood, laminate, tile or just carpet as a standalone.

When choosing new carpet for your home, consider using different styles for separate rooms. Take some time to think about both the intended use as well as the statement you want that room to signal to guests.

For instance, you may want your guest bedroom to be more inviting and warm with richer plush carpet while your living room may call for more sophisticated, tailored plush or pattern.

Distressed Continues to Impress

Solid-colored, non-textured, plain plush has not been a trend leader in carpet design for many years. Multi-tone, tweed and casually textured plushes continue to expand in the carpet category. These products have natural hues that offer a weathered or timeworn look

Want the coolest carpet in the neighborhood? Look for styles that are subtly textured or with striated effects (long linear grooves or ridges) and that blend color, luster and density in just the right combination for your unique space.

Visual Engagement

Super-soft yarns in patterned and textured carpet has been a popular trend for a while now. However, it isn’t enough anymore to just have a texture that is pleasing to the touch.

Carpet is made for the floor, so why not ensure the practicality is just as strong as the visual or tactile appeal?

Don’t just make decisions based solely off what feels good. Your carpeting needs to perform as good as it feels. And it can be as aesthetically engaging as it is soft and durable. Consider exotic, one-of-a-kind patterns and textures. Kane, Stanton, Couristan and Tuftex all make very visually engaging carpet products – not a bland style among them.

Need some help bringing your carpet visions to life in 2017? Time to call Tish Flooring at 879-8474 (TISH)! We have the latest introductions from our partners at Shaw, Beaulieu and Mohawk. We’ll work with you to find the best look and style for your home and bring samples straight to you. Call Tish today or schedule your free in-home estimate online.