Counter-intuitive as it seems, the soft fibers are rugged as can be, which is good for home and family. Advances in technology for fiber have allowed us to consider lighter-colored fibers so stain resistance doesn’t have to be an issue.

Ultimately, the big thing that carpet projects is color, which you can carry to pillows and throws on your furniture. Try painting a room a lighter color with just a hint of the hue from your carpet to bring the room together.

Color can be a way to add a little luxury to your house, a little something that makes you feel special, like giving yourself a special, “spicy” gift.

Exotic colors are all around us due to the influence of globalization. Bold prints – yes, the zebra stripes and animal prints are still popular, especially when paired with geometric prints or the old nature standbys, flowers and birds. Look, also for metallic tones, silver and gold threads intermingled in the carpet fibers which add a new opulence.

Another shift that we see is that of combining types of flooring as part of the décor and design. Don’t be afraid to inset a carpet in the middle of the floor with a wood border. Or put wood in the middle with carpet around the edging. These bold statements will make your house a unique showcase that will not be seen anywhere else.

Though other flooring categories are taking more floor space in our homes, carpet is still king because it appeals to our natural nesting instincts, given its softness and versatility of design and installation and our cravings for color. Customers may be purchasing less of it for their homes as they experiment with wood, laminate resilient or tile, but the carpet they buy is of much higher quality with a greater range of features and benefits and very forward thinking in terms of fashion.