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2019 newsflash for anyone in the dark: floor to floor carpeting is a thing of the past. But fear not, for a more contemporary choice, there is a wide variety of options available. Carpets now arrive with a side of character – eco-friendly, artisanal, geometric patterns versus a traditional weave - the list is exhaustive.

We are here to make your decisions easier in the coming year with the latest trends that will keep you ahead of the design curve:

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Corridors and entryways
An area most often neglected is the entryway and yet it sets the tone for the rest of your home. While the obvious choices are dark colours or shaggy carpets that weather hard use, trends now veer towards beige, white and the ultra-luxurious. Think of it as an introductory statement to your home, allowing guests to anticipate the discoveries they will make in your space.

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Bespoke sizes
Carpets are no longer only available in cookie-cutter sizes: there are diverse sizes in the market. However, just as not all rooms are made the same, nor are the carpets. People are looking for options that fit ‘just right’, which means bespoke creations that fit like a glove. Bring out that measuring tape, envision your ideal space and you cannot go wrong!

Sustainable choices
While wool or silk is still popular, the world is moving towards more sustainable choices. Jute or rattan make for great carpeting, with the added bonus of being easy to clean. In our times of holistic wellness, they are the go-to choice for being allergen free. With a wealth of materials available in India, you will surely be spoilt for choice.

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Blue, green, taupe, and burgundy! Colours that were fashionable in 2018 will continue to rule the roost, with a twist. Multicolour styles and weaving 10 colours or more will be the popular option in 2019. Make your carpet a statement piece this season and add colour accents to your room without the headache of a long-haul redesign. 

So, what trend has your name?

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