Volume 1: New Year, New Trend?
Firstly, we want to wish a very happy New Year to everyone reading this blog! We hope that 2018 brings you happiness and good health.
Considering that this is a popular time to set new goals and resolutions, we at Floor Coverings Essex decided that we’d set one for ourselves. We’ve developed a lot as a company over the past year, having opened a second showroom in Southminster, Essex and successfully overhauling our website and social media accounts. However, we aren’t stopping there! From now onwards, we will be bringing you a monthly flooring blog that we hope you will find engaging, informative and inspiring. It will cover a variety of aspects of flooring, such as growing trends, product recommendations, professional advice and more.
As it is a time when many of us look for new experiences to motivate us for the remainder of the winter, our first blog is going to look at a trend that we think may be making a comeback over the next year – Pattern Carpets.
It seems that manufacturers are beginning to anticipate the potential for residential customers to use carpets as a statement piece in their homes once again. The neutrals, particularly greys, have dominated the industry over the last few years, but it could be time for a development.
Representatives from a number of our suppliers have been dropping in with some very interesting ranges in the latter months of 2017. What we’ve noticed with the books we’ve been receiving is that grey is still very much the leading colour at this time, however, the trend setters are now incorporating patterns into the neutral colour banks – such as light grey carpets with a white polka dot; black, white and grey tartans; and rose gold florals.
These colour schemes are a far cry from the bold and vibrant tendencies of the 50s through to the 70s. And they won’t make your home look akin to an old British pub either. They remain elegant, whilst elevating the decor of the room.
Though this is a trend that might not be for everyone, only time will tell as to whether these impressive new designs will be embraced in homes and buildings up and down the country. We sure like them!