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Plain vs Patterned Carpets

There’s no question that choosing carpet can be something of a headache - especially when there’s so much to consider. Whether it’s the carpet patterns, the different colours, or even the materials and shapes used, there’s quite a lot to get your head around.


The design is an important factor too: do you choose a plain or patterned carpet?


Well all is not lost, because whether you’re just settling into a new home or you’re looking to improve on an existing room, this complete guide can provide you with the information you’ll need to make your home look truly unique.


The benefits of bespoke carpets

Luxury should never be understated, particularly when it comes to choosing a carpet for your room. Bespoke carpets show that you take pride in your home as they are usually associated with beautiful houses. So, when you have guests around you can rest assured that they will see you as someone who has put time and effort into the design.


Before you settle on your carpet design, there are a number of important things to consider:


  • Location

  • Size

  • Colour(s)

  • Material(s)

  • Shape

Some carpet shops will try and persuade you that one option is better than the other, but the truth is it really comes down to personal preference and the setting you find yourself in. There are plenty of benefits that come with bespoke carpets, for instance they can be tailor made to fit your room, while they are crafted from the finest materials around.


So you can relax in the knowledge that you will be purchasing a design that will provide you with the perfect blend of warmth, style and comfort, using the very best materials around that are highly durable.


Why choose plain carpets?


They’re simple…

They’re a flexible design that can suit any room and provide it with a touch of class. It’s the easy option but with a luxurious twist.


Don’t make the mistake of confusing simplicity with boring though, because plain carpets have plenty of style and charisma in their own right. They can introduce a sense of calmness to a cluttered room, making it a more relaxing environment for you to be in - while the combinations are endless.


They’re stylish

For those who are thinking of going plain, it’s important to remember there are a wide range of colours to choose from. Consider a black carpet - it’s both stylish and practical, while its deep colour can immediately draw your attention and help provide a sense of serenity to a room. Remember that plain doesn’t have to mean neutral, so have some fun!


They pay for themselves

Another thing to consider with a plain carpet is that they are a great long-term investment, due to the fact that they are less restrictive on what you can do with the rest of the room. So if you do decide to change the tone of the room, a plain design can easily be transferable and adapt to a variety of themes.


They’re practical

People tend to forget that they can literally choose any combination of carpets to make their own unique design, so why not have the best of both worlds and mix a plain carpet with a patterned one? You’d be surprised with some of the looks you could achieve.


Why choose patterned carpets?


They create space

Choosing a patterned carpet for your home largely depends on your personal taste, but the shape, size and purpose of the room should also be factored into this. Whereas some patterns will only work well in large rooms, there are others that are better suited to small spaces as they can help create the illusion of space.


You’ll notice that a lot of patterned carpets will be found in hallways and on stairs because of this reason. A striped carpet, for instance, can be both practical and tasteful, as it will draw focus to a certain area of your room. They even work well in conjunction with plain carpets if you’re struggling to choose between the two.


They’re chic

It goes without saying that patterned carpets are best used in neutral rooms, but that’s because they provide a bit of substance to what’s considered ‘dull’. The contrast they provide can be quite invigorating and, in some cases, make the room feel more complete.


They’re fun

Let’s face it, what’s the point in designing a room if you’re not going to have fun with it? A patterned carpet can serve a multi-functional purpose, as they can be used as the focal point of a room or add creativity to an area. They’re also extremely stylish, so when you buy a patterned carpet you know that you’ve put thought into it.


Designing the perfect home takes a lot of thought and consideration, right down to the very last detail. That’s why we’ve created this brief guide to make finding the perfect carpet a little bit easier for you.


If you’re looking for a plain or patterned carpet to give your home a new lease of life, then look no further than what A Cut Above carpets can offer you. We have a fantastic collection of bespoke carpets that would look ideal in any setting.


For more information, speak with one of our experts on 01524 35660, or email us at and see what we can do for you.

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