Someone may consider the carpets in the interior of the living room an obsolete phenomenon, but this is not so - a lot of photos with stylish interiors prove the opposite. Soft carpets along with textiles, vases, figurines and paintings add to the room softness, comfort and warmth. So, how to choose the right carpet for the living room and not be mistaken with the material, shape and size?
The carpet in the living room can be supplemented with sofa cushions in color.
For centuries, elegant carpets on the floor have been a symbol of prosperity. Of course, Persian hand-woven products are now called upon to show those around them the wealth of house owners, but now in most cases this is just apartment decor, as well as an extra way to warm the cold floor.
Stylish handmade carpet can organically fit into any interior
According to the designers, carpeting is still relevant. Modern carpets have such a diverse design that when looking at them there will be no thought of old-fashioned or Soviet times. A variety of patterns and drawings can both complement the interior, and act as an independent composition, around which the design of the entire room is built.
Black and white carpet fits perfectly into the living room interior
Types of materials
The first carpets were made of wool and silk, these natural materials are used even now, such products are much more expensive than synthetic analogues. Products made of artificial materials are more popular due to the brighter colors, easy care and more affordable prices.
Round carpet in the living room interior
Wool or silk
Wool carpets in the living room interior are the most eco-friendly option. Such products are very soft and really warm, and their nap is pleasant to the touch. Wool is also quite durable and durable, the coating of this material looks expensive and solid. If you chose a classic style for your living room design, wool with a traditional pattern is an excellent choice. Carpet can be layered on each other or used separately in different parts of the room.
Oriental wool carpet in classic style living room interior
The color of woolen carpets is usually muted or rather pale. The fact is that wool worse absorbs dye in contrast to synthetic fibers. In addition, wool pile is prone to moths and mildew, and also quickly accumulates dust and dirt.
Soft wool carpet makes the living room more comfortable.
Important! For a natural product to last longer, it must be additionally treated with dirt-repellent and anti-salt agents.
Wool carpet will be the best addition to the classic living room
Silk is no less popular material for making carpets. Such products are very beautiful and durable, and the pattern on them is worked out to the smallest details. Silk carpets are very expensive and capricious in care, however, they look really rich in the interior of the living room.
Silk carpet requires delicate care
Viscose is a great alternative to natural materials. In appearance, to the touch viscose carpets resemble silk. Viscose fibers are obtained by treating cellulose, which is a natural raw material. Viscose is well painted in any color, the pattern is bright and durable. Carpets of this material have a light silk overflow. Unlike silk or wool, viscose pile is not erased with time.
The avant-garde carpet looks very stylish in the living room interior.
With a limited budget, you should choose propylene products, such carpets are the most democratic in cost. In addition, polypropylene products are no less colorful and bright, they are easily erased and do not accumulate dust on themselves. However, such carpets have a significant drawback - a small service life. Polypropylene pile is quickly worn down, and the coating itself loses its shape. In addition, propylene quickly electrified, does not tolerate water, and also fades under the influence of ultraviolet radiation. This carpet is poorly cleaned even with a good vacuum cleaner, and its service life does not exceed five years.
A carpet with a bright print in the interior of the living room is complemented by cushions
Acrylic in its appearance resembles wool, however, it is not susceptible to moth, easy to clean and affordable. Acrylic carpets fit perfectly into the interior of any living room due to the variety of shapes and colors. However, this material has a drawback: acrylic accumulates a static charge.
What to look for when choosing a carpet
Modern carpets are distinguished not only by the material, but also by the method of manufacture, size, shape. Carpets can take up space under a coffee table or be the size of an entire living room. However, these are not the only differences.
There are only two types of carpet production - handmade or factory. Fabric products are definitely cheaper than those made by hand. Carpets produced at the factory, most often synthetic.
The quality of handmade work is very high, such carpets are valued all over the world and sometimes cost a fortune. Hand-woven fabrics are most often made of wool or silk. Such carpets are very expensive, however, their lifespan lasts for decades.
This parameter is very important, it should be taken into account when choosing a carpet in the living room. The length of the pile varies from short (less than 5 mm) to medium (up to 1.5 cm) and long (from 1.5 mm). Practical in the care, of course, short and medium nap. Long villi more quickly accumulate dirt, dust and more difficult to clean, so long pile carpets should not be laid in the living room, where many people often gather.
Large carpets (from 6 m2) are able to occupy the entire living room, combining all zones and interior details into one. This design looks solid and complete. However, it should be borne in mind that the larger the carpet area, the more time is spent on cleaning.
Important! A large bright carpet on the entire floor visually expands the living room space.
Average sizes range from 3 to 6 m2, this option is considered the most optimal, since it can easily fit in a living room of any size and style. With this carpet, you can select a specific area, for example, a soft corner. Medium-sized carpets can be used when zoning a living room and as a color accent.
Small carpets less than 2 square meters. m can hardly be considered a full coverage. They are used in the interior of the living room for decoration, as a color accent. Most often, small rugs are laid by the fireplace, sofa, window or beside the bed.
The shape of the carpet for the living room should be chosen, given the size of the room and the floor covering itself. Very large rectangular canvases look more harmonious in the whole floor, if there are no elaborate and bright ornaments on them - so the interior will not look tasteless. If you choose a long path, you can visually increase the length of the room.
Carpets can repeat the outlines of furniture or a room, so if you plan a rearrangement in the future, after it they may not fit into a new interior. Canvases of a round, oval form are most often used for highlighting zones and for placing accents. The coating pattern can overlap with wallpaper, textile elements or upholstered furniture. How to look oval carpets in the interior of the living room can be seen in the photo.
Round forms will fit well into the interior if the furniture and room outlines are made without sharp lines or sharp corners. Such carpets are well combined with arches, columns, semicircular niches, furniture with smooth art deco outlines. Options for the use of round carpets in the interior of the living room are presented in the photo below.
The choice of color for carpet depends on the prevailing shades in the interior of the living room. If the upholstery of bright furniture is bright and with large patterns, the carpet should be more neutral in color and preferably monotonous. On a dark floor, light carpets look spectacular, while for lighter, neutral floors it is better to choose brighter colors. Good look carpet and curtains in the same color and style.
If the interior of the living room is dominated by warm colors, then the color of the carpet should be maintained in the same range. In the room, made in darker colors, light carpets will look fresh and impressive. Coloring and ornament of the carpet can be combined with any items in the living room: furniture, upholstery, curtains, paintings, bedspreads, pillows, wallpaper, statuettes, vases, etc. The beige color scheme of the interior can be diluted with a rich chocolate or coffee-colored carpet color.
Important! Try not to match the color of the carpet to the tone to the walls, it should be either darker or lighter.
If you decide on an experiment and want to get a bright carpet that does not match with anything from the interior of the living room, you need to be very careful in choosing your choice. Choosing bright rugs with a beautiful pattern to refresh neutral shades in the decoration of the living room, take a closer look. If your taste is good, leave it as it is. If the choice does not seem to be very successful, supplement the carpet with cushions or bedspreads of the same color.
Choosing a carpet on the floor, it is necessary to take into account the style of the living room, so that it was in place. What could be the options:
- In classic interiors, floral patterns, traditional baroque designs, arabesques look good;
- If the room has a lot of genuine antique furniture, it is more appropriate to select carpets with faded, as if faded shades;
- Aged carpet is well suited in any of the options of country styles;
- In modern style, the emphasis is on simplicity and minimalism, so it is better to choose a single-colored product;
- In the living room in ethnic style, a covering with African motifs of brown, sandy or beige color will perfectly fit;
- In Provence fit cover with easy floral ornaments, as well as rugs, as if woven by hand.
You can see how the carpets look in the interior of the living room in various styles from classic to provenance in the photo below.
Carpet can be stylish and fashionable. To fit the carpet into the interior of the living room, you need to choose the right size, shape and color. The choice of material should be approached from practical considerations. Combining aesthetics and practicality, you can complement the interior of the room with stylish decor, giving the living room individuality.