Your bedroom is a haven from the world, a place you retreat to for relaxation, rest and comfort. When it comes to choosing the best carpet for bedrooms, there are a few things to consider. It should look welcoming and work with your colour scheme, and also be hard-wearing and durable. It needs to fit with the space so selecting the best carpet for children’s bedrooms will be very different to styling the look for an intimate boudoir. Relax, we’ve got it covered with this handy guide, all you need to know to choose the best carpet for bedrooms.
Choosing the best carpet colours for bedrooms should be fun. Use colour and texture to create an inviting space, make a style statement or even relive happy memories. Why not recapture the magical days of summer and go for gelato! Soothing ice cream shades like soft mint green, lemon sorbet and pastel pinks are in vogue right now and will create a feeling of calm. Balance the look with accessories in darker shades, such as a sumptuous leather sofa or dark wood nightstands for bed-side books and a cuppa.
Bright colours will open up the room and make it feel bigger. For a cosier, more intimate feel, choose a darker shade for your bedroom carpet – grey is very on trend at the moment and looks stunning in a tonal colour scheme. Combine a dark grey carpet with soft grey walls and furniture or choose a textured design to add interest. Liven up the look with bright pops of colour in your bedlinen and soft furnishings, have fun with vibrant reds, tangy mustards and bubblegum pinks.
But while grey may be fast becoming the new beige, neutral colours will never go out of fashion. The perfect way to make a room seem bigger and brighter, a neutral carpet is also the perfect backdrop to play with colour in your furniture and accessories– what’s not to like?
From bold geometrics to pretty florals and sophisticated stripes, pattern is a clever way to create a mood or invoke a particular era in your style scheme. Think country house cosiness, 1920’s glamour or exotic design - or give a child’s bedroom a zany makeover with animal print. Borrow a trick from interior designers and use striped pattern to create the illusion of space in a room – use horizontal stripes to make the room feel wider, vertical lines will give the illusion of depth. A big pattern in a large room will increase the feeling of space, while a small repeating design creates a cosy feeling.
While style and comfort are important, don’t forget the practicalities when deciding on your bedroom carpet. As well as being a cosy landing pad for bare feet in the morning, carpet is a great sound insulator.
Wool carpets deaden noise, are plush and luxurious underfoot, and keep rooms warm and cosy.
Wool-mix carpets are perfect for high traffic areas in family bedrooms, with a mix of natural and man-made fibres that are resistant to wear and tear and easily cleaned.
Attractive and hardwearing, man-made carpets are possibly the best carpet for children's bedrooms. Ideal for heavy footfall, dirt, scuff marks and, dare we say it, the occasional spillage.
Finally, don’t forget the underlay. The best carpet underlay will add extra comfort and protect the bedroom carpet from wear and tear, deaden noise and even help cut your heating costs by preventing the loss of heat through the floor.