There are many different types of carpet and like any fashion, carpet trends come and go. So don’t necessarily select the style that’s in this month’s home furnishing magazine. Some types of carpet are more functional than others, so consider where the carpet will be laid – in a heavy traffic area like the family room or a hallway, or in a lighter traffic area such as a dining room or spare bedroom.
Also, think about the ambiance of the room. Are you creating a contemporary space, a formal look or something cosy or functional? Talk to your retailer about the décor impact you are trying to achieve and the likely traffic levels. They will assist you in selecting the best style and type of carpet for your home.