I am at an age where I still have vivid memories of some dubious carpet choices in the 1970’s and 80’s.
With bright and bold patterns, thick fluffy carpets that were a nightmare to keep clean and even carpets in the bathroom, they were enough to give us nightmares.
Now wood or wood effect flooring is found in many homes as it is easy to maintain and keep clean, especially with kids in the house, but carpet is making a comeback.
I have to admit that we have a mix in our house, with wood effect flooring and warming rugs downstairs and carpet covering the landing, stairs and bedroom.
We did have laminate in Eliza’s room, but hard flooring in an upstairs bedroom is a recipe for disaster, I have never know anything quite so noisy, with any knock or drop echoing around the house.
Carpet making techniques have improved thanks to the latest manufacturing technologies, with carpets being made softer and more durable than ever and, in even better news, people with allergies and asthma can have carpet as allergens become trapped in and around carpet fibre, particularly tightly woven carpets made from polyester and nylon.
Creating a Danish Hygge feel in the house is still a popular trend, especially in the winter months and carpets definitely add to that cosy feel.
Whilst carpet in neutral tones is still a firm favourite, decorating your home in bold statement colours and eye-popping patterns is becoming fashionable again.
Some carpets are even waterproof these days, so can be used in a bathroom or a kitchen allowing you to have the soft underfoot comfort of carpet in wet zones within the home, but make sure you look for ones with a lifeguard backing and not simply water resistant.
Do you prefer carpets or wooden flooring in your home?