Get ready for a contemporary spin on classic carpets

 Get ready for a contemporary spin on classic carpets

If you’re a fan of all things flooring, you’ll love the classic carpet trends coming your way. According to Carpet Court forecasters, curves, arches and new looks for old favourites will dominate interior trends this season.

“Relaxation is always high on the agenda, but with most of us spending more time at home than ever, we’re looking to create spaces where we feel safe and cocooned,” says Heather Nette King, a Melbourne-based interior stylist and Carpet Court Style Ambassador. “The classic looks re-emerging this season feel timeless and reassuring. But make no mistake, there’s nothing old-fashioned about them – contemporary touches and careful editing give them a thoroughly modern appeal.”

Two of the biggest looks coming our way, says Nette King, are Modern Mono and Euro Retro. “Modern Mono is a contemporary take on the classic monochromatic look. With its clean, graphic lines and simple palette of black, white and touches of grey, it has a timeless and sophisticated feel. But rather than the angular lines and harsh contrasts we usually associate with this aesthetic, today’s version is soft and refined, with rounded lines, textural, natural touches and plenty of breathing space.”

Attention to detail is everything with this look, she says; “Fabrics are tactile and beautiful, and small details such as exposed seams and contrast stitching pack a powerful punch. Floorboards are richly hued, but instead of being laid in straight lines they are given a luxurious feel via intricate herringbone and chevron patterns. “The Modern Mono look works equally well in older and contemporary homes. You don’t need soaring ceilings or period features to pull it off – it’s all about palette and material choices.”

Modern Mono is a contemporary take on the classic monochromatic look with a timeless and sophisticated feel; and the Euro Retro look stems from our ongoing love affair with art deco and mid-century styling.

Nette King, says that although the looks re-emerging this season feel timeless and reassuring, there’s nothing old-fashioned about them – contemporary touches and careful editing give them a modern appeal.

And if you want to dial up the cosy factor in your home, here are Heather Nette King’s fail-safe styling tips.

Make flooring the hero

Draw the eye to striking herringbone, chevron or terrazzo-look floor by keeping the rest of the scheme simple.

Consider innovative hybrid flooring

Like the look of terrazzo, stone or concrete, but want something easy to install and cost-effective? Hybrid flooring combines the best attributes of laminate and vinyl and gives you the look of luxe natural materials for less.

Use flooring to create zones in an open-plan room

Use carpet or a rug in relaxing spots, such as the living area, and hardworking timber or Hybrid tiles in busier ones such as the kitchen and dining area.

Go plush for chill-out or sleep zones

Carpet feels soft, warm and luxurious underfoot, making it a great option for bedrooms and living rooms.

Realise the full potential

An undressed window is like an outfit without shoes – it completes and consolidates a room. Ensure that the treatments – be it a complimentary or contrasting colour

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