2017 Carpet Trends That Are Stylish for the Longterm

Adapted from Flooring Inc.

Did you realize that you have countless types of carpet to choose from? Of course, buying a carpet is usually a longterm commitment.That’s why these carpeting trends for 2017 are so enticing: they are durable design elements that will stay in style for the lifetime of your floor.

Neutral Carpet Colors

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A trend? Perhaps not. More like a classic. Although bold colors are also trending, neutral carpets are still popular today. Undoubtedly, they will remain popular for decades to come. Neutral carpet matches the colors and tones of hard flooring. It also gives you a blank canvas on which to build your room using any color of the rainbow you desire.

Ribbed Carpet

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Ribbed carpet is exactly how it sounds – little ribs of texture throughout the carpet. It’s a great choice for a home office.

Soft Carpet

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Softness is exactly what makes carpet special. So plush fabrics will always have their place. Imagine a bedroom without it!

Carpet Tile Rugs

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Carpet_Tile_RugYou can create custom rugs by linking carpet tiles together. This trend is popular with families because if one tile is damaged, you can easily replace it.

Recycled Carpet


“Green” or eco-friendly flooring is a huge trend right now, and carpet is no exception.

In fact, most carpet manufactured today is made, at least partially, from recycled material.

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What’s our final word? If you want something that is both trending and that will last over the long haul, we recommend going plush and neutral.

Trends to Watch Going Into 2016

Don’t be fooled by the beautiful weather we’re having: winter will be here before we know it. And with the chilly air comes a new season of interior design trends to incorporate into your home decor. Here’s a rundown of the top trends to watch as we head into the new year—ready or not!

Trend 1: The Great Outdoors

Natural, rustic motifs have been enjoying their moment in the sun for several years now, and they aren’t gearing up to leave anytime soon. Indoor-outdoor living will continue to be a dominant trend going into 2016, explains HGTV’s Dave Bromstad. Learn more about our collection of outdoor rugs here.

Outdoor Rugs from Dover Rug & Home

Trend 2: It Is Easy Being Green

Sustainable living remains a priority for environmentally-conscious home-owners, with eco-friendly options becoming more and more prevalent on the consumer landscape. If you’re overwhelmed by waves of information about what is and is not green, be sure to read up on the sustainability of wool on our blog.

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Trend 3: Everything Old is New Again.

Traditional oriental rugs are more popular than ever, particularly hand-knotted custom pieces. According to one reporter, this trend continues because these rugs “can really add an element of mystery and intrigue to a home that a mass-produced rug will never do.”

Antique Rug from Dover Rug & Home

Trend 4: Bringing Background into the Foreground

Items that often serve as staples in the home are getting their turn in the spotlight as statement pieces. “People desire something they can socially share to start that conversation,” explains one trend expert, “Many interior designers are shifting towards the reinvention of everyday items as a way of reinvigorating living spaces.” Our contemporary rugs are the perfect thing to create a bold statement and serve as the centerpiece for a room.

Contemporary Rug from Dover Rug & Home

Trend 5: Transition into 2016.

Last but not least, the biggest rug trends moving into 2016 is the transitional rug, which provides a gorgeous backdrop, making a statement without overwhelming your existing decor.

Transitional Rug from Dover Rug & Home