Six Unusual Carpets For Your Modern Home
Most modern carpets are solid coloured and made out of cotton, wool, acrylic, or other everyday materials. While the right carpet adds character to a space, by the time you get through the second rack at the carpet store, you can feel like you’ve seen them all. If the same old repetitive collections of boring brown Berber and plain white rugs don’t suit your unique personal style, though, there are many carpets on the market that will start a conversation with anyone who walks into your home. Here are six unusual carpets and rugs for the daring decorator, ranging from interesting to downright weird. For a consultation on fitting a carpet speak to a company like 123floor
1. CARPET TILE
Informal, inexpensive, and versatile, this carpet is made of six inch squares of unusable remnants of other floor coverings. Recreate the look yourself by cutting and arranging six inch squares from small remnants from your local carpet store. The result is a carpet that can be as subtle or loud as you would like it.
2. MODERN SHAG
Shag doesn’t have to leave a space stuck in the 1970’s. Today’s high-end shag carpets are warm, homey, and luxurious beneath bare feet. The trick to buying shag is to choose one made from high quality wool. Of course, be sure to avoid colours associated with the 1970’s, such as olive green and mustard yellow!
3. JIGSAW PUZZLE RUG
Carpet tiles shaped like jigsaw pieces create a wonderfully playful, customizable design as unique as your home. They are not just for children’s rooms, either. In the right colours, they look striking in a mature, minimalist space.
4. TOPOGRAPHIC RUG
Surprisingly enough, there are multiple designers making rugs that resemble maps right now. Perhaps the most unique is made by Dutch designer Laurens van Wieringen. It uses foam pieces of varying heights to create a three dimensional, pixilated map. The result is a piece of art truly unlike anything else on the market at this time.
5. COBBLESTONE CARPET
Do you love the look of cobblestone? You can bring it into your home minus the cold, rocky feeling with a pebble design rug. Cosy carpet stones create a serene, river-inspired space without the discomfort of walking on the real thing.
6. LED CARPET
Are you looking for something to brighten up your room—literally? This concept rug is made of modular cells with LED lights in the middle. We love the way this carpet is so out of the ordinary, yet understated and elegant enough to blend into a modern home.