Choosing a patterned carpet is a bold and brave move, but with so many manufacturers and retailers offering stylish and complementary hues, it’s hard to not fall in love with this statement floorcovering.
Aside from the durable and easy to clean properties of carpet, striped designs can help makes rooms appear bigger than they actually are. This will depend on the style, size and direction of the stripe though. Horizontal stripes will help make your room appear wider, whereas vertical stripes can give the effect of a longer space.
Before you select your floorcovering, think carefully about the thickness and style of your stripes. Thinner stripes will suit smaller spaces better, as wide stripes can lose their impact. Wider stripes are suited to larger rooms, as narrow stripes can make the room look cluttered.
Opting for a striped carpet doesn’t limit your room’s interior decor too. Designs often come in two or three complementary shades so it’s possible to mix and match your room’s hues or transform your scheme completely in line with one of the carpet’s main colourways.
Spoilt for choice
Inspired by the elements of style that are synonymous with the Laura Ashley brand, this exclusive collection from Brintons combines both modern designs and the strong heritage of both brands. The colour palettes are neutral, which mean that this collection will work with any scheme, adding soft accents.
Meanwhile, from an almost limitless choice of any floor type, through to expert fitting, the team at Robert Clements has continued to innovate with new eye-catching ranges added to its portfolio.
From the two-tone loop pile stripe of Hurlingham to the traditional grey and beige designs of Newlands or Clifton, particular attention has been paid to the company’s carpet offering, meaning there is something for almost any interior setting. Versatility is just one of the strengths of Robert Clements; whether 100% wool, a 60%/40% combination or perhaps the impressive Mowbray faux silk collection is order of the day, the perfect carpet is just waiting to be specified.
Catering further to the homeowner’s desire to inject personality into their living spaces, Crown Floors has introduced a series of new collections, an eclectic mix of carpets for traditional and contemporary home settings alike. Bringing statement design in abundance, whether the stripes and coordinating plains of the 100% wool loop Lauderdale or the bold shades of new generation polyamide in Newhaven, there’s certain to be a hue for you in this latest assortment of underfoot treasures.
Great for use throughout the home and with coordinating stripes so that homeowners can add their own individual flair, the hugely successful Fairfield Creations collection from Lano Carpets offers even more choice.
With the addition of eight plain shades and two new stripe colourways, Fairfield Creations is now an even more formidable collection for homeowners looking to make the most of the trend for adding a splash of striped style in halls, landings and on stairs. In a pattern repeat of 25cm, the stripe retains the easy to install nature that has made Fairfield Creations such a success.
Bringing quirky to a whole new level, Alternative Flooring’s Tutti Frutti range from the Rock ‘n’ Roll collection is a fun and statement floorcoverings. Available in 11 striking colourways, homeowners can choose from a carpet or a 66cm runner with whipped edge.