Lift your spirits and inject a splash of colour into your spaces with these aesthetically pleasing, warm and cosycarpets.
If you have read the Arabian Nights as a child, you would most likely recall several tales that had flying carpets. Part of Middle Eastern folklore and culture, carpets have today become a standard living room feature in Indian homes. The good thing about contemporary decor is that anything goes, and the same holds true for the carpets that are banging the trends right now. Experimentation is encouraged. Finding new styles, challenging the old ways of doing things, and not worrying about how the carpet will fit into the larger scheme of things, as mix and match is the mantra now.
To glam up your living room, it’s not enough to just style the furniture. It is equally important to carefully style your floor as well. Comfort and practicality are the primary requirements for any living room design. The objective is to make the space feel warm and cosy, and carpets play a crucial role in achieving this goal. The most important advantage of living room carpets lies in the vast array of decorative possibilities they offer. With a diverse spectrum of colours and textures, carpets contribute not only to the visual appeal of the space but also to the tactile experience of comfort. New methods of making carpets have resulted in many new looks like swirls, bows, lattices, plaids, pin dots, layered colours, softer textures, and a variety of patterns. There’s a lot on offer for people of all tastes and sensibilities. With an abundance of environmentally friendly, low maintenance and aesthetically pleasing options available, integrating a carpet into your living room becomes a seamless affair, complementing any chosen aesthetic.
Sharing insights on how carpets can help accentuate up your living spaces, Krsnaa Mehta, Founder and Design Director at India Circus, Godrej and Boyce Venture, says, “Carpets are not just functional pieces to cover floors; they are also versatile design elements that can profoundly influence the ambiance of your personal spaces. These textile treasures have the power to accentuate the aesthetics of your rooms, bringing a touch of warmth, luxury, and personality to your living spaces. Whether you choose a vibrant, patterned carpet to infuse a room with energy or a soft, muted rug to create a soothing, cozy atmosphere, the right carpet can tie your decor together.”
Speaking about some of the key advantages that make carpets a popular choice for living areas, Hemil Parikh, Head Business Development, Febal Casa, says, “Carpets are far more than mere decorative additions to your home. These versatile furnishings come in a diverse range of colors, patterns, and styles, allowing you to make a design statement that resonates with your individual preferences and complements your existing furniture. Beyond their aesthetic appeal, carpets bring forth a host of practical advantages. Their beauty lies in their ability to seamlessly connect different areas within your home. Employing carpets with similar colours or styles establishes a visual continuity between one space to another and enhances the overall visual appeal, particularly in spaces with a neutral or minimalist decor.”
There are plenty of ways to arrange your living room carpet in a manner that ties the whole room together. Black and white has always been one of our favourites – a perfect blend can work wonders for the colour balance of any room. Hence, it’s virtually impossible to go wrong with monochrome carpets. When you’re trying to make a statement, nothing works quite as effectively as a solid colour. Rugs that come in single colours can be used as accents to spruce up the glamour quotient of a space. Rich colours like red, wine and royal blue can be used to add pops of colour to rooms that have neutral palettes. Patterns add texture to the look and feel of a room. If most of the furniture and walls are in solid colours, geometric prints lend some texture to the interiors.Want to stay modern but still add a pop of fun? Your next option is playful carpets. Look for unique floral prints or abstract patterns with pops of colour.
Sharing about the wonders that carpets and rugs can do to spruce up your spaces, DeepankarChoudhary- Director, Hands, says, “Rugs add warmth and cosiness to a space and adding them to meticulously planned areas in the house can make the space look sumptuous and inviting. While a multi coloured rug can perk up your neutral furniture pieces, a muted rug can complement your sumptuous furniture. An heirloom carpet can elevate any corner and will be the conversation starter.”Angelique Dhama, CEO, OBEETEE Carpets – Retail, further adds, “Carpets infuse warmth, elegance, and add a sense of individuality to your home. At Obeetee Carpets, we weave not just threads but masterpieces to add life to your home. We ensure that each of our rugs carries with it, a unique essence of your personal style.” Sharing more tips on decorating your home with carpets, Swasti Shah Mehrotra, Founder of The Blue Knot says, “A carpet’s versatility extends beyond mere floor covering – one can place it against a wall or suspend it from the ceiling for a unique, artistic touch. Even in situations where furniture choices may not be ideal, a carefully chosen carpet has the power to utterly transform the character of a space.”“These woven wonders cushion your steps and wrap your surroundings in a cozy embrace, fostering a sense of belonging and serenity in your everyday life”, concludes, Nishith Gupta, Managing Director, Sapana Carpet-Mats.
A carpet or rug changes the look and feel of your home in an instant, giving definition, warmth, and colour. With these unique ideas, you can easily transform the way your living room appears. Whether you have traditional, mid-century modern, transitional, contemporary, or bohemian home décor— rugs and carpets are the best way to take the attention of your guests to your living room. So, what are you waiting for? There’s a plethora of choices, with prices starting from a few thousands, going up to a lakh and more; be choosy and discerning when you buy, as it is something you’ll own for a very long time.
India Circus, Godrej and Boyce Venture – www.indiacircus.com
Obeetee Carpets – www.obeetee.in
The Blue Knot – https://theblueknot.com/
Sapana Carpet-Mats – https://sapanacarpetmats.com/
Hands – www.handscarpets.com