Insert colour and warmth into your country home with a feature patterned carpet. From deep, rich to pared-back palettes - there's a style to suit every space.
1. Linear look
‘Striped carpets are being used more and more all over the house,especially in living rooms, dining rooms and playrooms,' says Mike Richardson, Managing Director, Kersaint Cobb. ‘When walls and furnishings are plain and neutral, the flooring becomes the main focal point of a room. Carpets in deep, rich colours not only evoke a warm and cosy feel but are an effective answer for high traffic areas where dirt can become an issue.'
2. Urban country
‘This season, we are seeing a resurgence in classic patterns and prints,' says Lynne Pound, Product Manager, Brintons. ‘Our City Plaid collection is a celebration of this. We have drawn on the trends for vintage and reclaimed textiles and created subtle colour palettes that promise a warm, cosy feel - perfect for country living rooms and dining rooms where you want to create a homely atmosphere for welcoming guests.'
3. Sweet spot
Gentle pastels and ice cream shades have a natural affinity for country homes. ‘The putty colours seen in our Padstow collection are some of our most popular as they convey a fresh, modern feel,' says Natalie Littlehales, Consumer Marketing Manager, Brintons. ‘This Candy Spot design is perfect for high traffic areas such as hallways as it is made from a blend of 80% wool and 20% nylon, providing a great combination of softness and strength.'
4. Heritage piece
'Much of my work is inspired by the process of weaving itself, and our patterns reflect the organised nature of the craft,' says Margo Selby, Designer, of her carpet collection for Alternative Flooring. ‘The designsare inspired by hand woven deflected double weave cloths that I had been developing on my hand loom and I loved seeing them in this new scale, adding instant warmth to an interior and making a feature of the floor.'
5. Floral fancy
‘Florals are back in vogue, but ditsy prints have been replaced with bold, statement patterns,' says Clare Jenkinson, Designer, Ulster Carpets. ‘Retro-inspired boho designs like this are a playful way ofconnecting the garden to the interior of a home, and this fresh colourway is the perfect antidote to a grey day. The pattern is designed to co-ordinate with the five other designs in the collection or can be teamed with a plain wilton for a flowing interior scheme.'
For more inspiring country style ideas, visit the Country Homes & Interiors homepage.
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Thea Babington-Stitt is the Assistant Editor for Ideal Home. Thea has been working across some of the UK’s leading interiors titles for nearly 10 years.
She started working on these magazines and websites after graduating from City University London with a Masters in Magazine Journalism. Before moving to Ideal Home, Thea was News and Features Editor at Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc and Country Homes & Interiors.
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