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New Year New Trends

2020 was an ‘annus horribilis’ but it was the year of the home. Spending more time at home inspired many of us to spruce up and refresh our interiors. Our homes really did become our sanctuary.

As is customary at this time of year, the experts reveal their trends and predictions for the new year. Two recurring themes in interiors are a ‘soft focus’ and sustainability. The ‘soft focus’ is driven by the Danish hygge (pronounced “hoo-ga”) style that promotes a warm and cosy lifestyle with plenty of soft textures. Soft, tactile, comfortable and cosy, carpet instantly brings a feeling of comfort and luxury to a room

Sustainability remains a watchword. Eco-awareness and natural materials are to the fore. Wool has been used for centuries in carpet manufacturing and has long been accepted as the environmentally-friendly fibre choice. 100% natural, renewable and biodegradable, it is the original eco-fibre. Reseach by Bangor University at the beginning of 2020 found that wool interiors can help clean the air in our homes too. Wool is able to absorb a range of potentially harmful chemicals and it will keep your home warm as it acts as a natural insulator in the colder, winter months.

So, if you want to be ‘on trend’ in 2021, a new carpet must be on the list of priority purchases.