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2022 Carpet Trends: 25 Eye-Catching Carpet Ideas

With all the hard surface flooring out there, is carpet still trendy? Regardless of the latest upgrades and innovations of hard surface flooring, carpet remains one of the more popular flooring options out there.

To make sure carpet is just as beautiful and functional as other flooring options, carpet manufacturers are using technology to their advantage, creating popular patterns and jaw-dropping new features. 

It’s time to stay ahead of the trends and start looking toward a new year of opportunities and the latest in carpet innovations. So, hang on tight, and let’s explore the 2022 carpet trends filled with some incredible ideas, looks, textures, and more.

“Carpets and rugs are already seeing a resurgence in popularity, and this will become even more the case as they offer homemakers the chance to really showcase strong design statements – especially in vibrant colors – with the ideal being handmade rugs that are truly one-of-a-kind.” – Jamie Sanford, Home Flooring Pros

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2022 Trending Carpet Types

If you don’t know much about carpet, you may not realize that you have several types to choose from. You can have cozy, trendy flooring in a snap, from beautifully convenient carpet tiles to stylish throw rugs to innovative carpet planks. 

Carpet Tiles

2021 Carpet Tile Trends: Shaw Disclose Tile

Carpet is notorious for being bulky, cumbersome, and nearly impossible to replace. If you damage or stain just one small area with broadloom carpet, you typically have to replace the entire thing. It is the worst.

One main advantage of carpet tile is that it’s modular and easily replaceable, making it excellent for families and pets. Did one spot get damaged? No problem! Simply take out that one tile and replace it with a new one. The days of replacing your entire floor are over.

In fact, carpet tiles are the biggest carpet trend for basements. Many come with waterproof options, and they are perfect for temperamental, water-prone basements.

Carpet tiles also allow you to install your carpet yourself or create a cute area rug with ease, especially with peel and stick options. Not to mention, the possibilities for patterns and colors are endless! If you love choices, carpet tiles are for you.

Will the carpet tile trend last in 2022 and beyond?

Absolutely, especially with families. I expect to see carpet tiles continue to grow from being primarily a commercial trend to becoming popular in homes.


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Carpet Planks

2021 Carpet Trends: Carpet Planks

What, you thought planks were just for hard surfaces? Think again! Carpet planks are the latest innovation in the carpet industry and are predicted to make a HUGE impact in 2022. 

Carpet planks are very similar to carpet tiles. The only difference is the shape. They still have an incredible DIY-friendly installation with great water- and stain-resistant features. But now, you can create unique patterns such as herringbone. You don’t have to compromise coziness for modern looks anymore!

Will the carpet plank trend last in 2022 and beyond?

Carpet planks are here to stay! With the convenience of installation and style, this type of carpet will be around for decades. 


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Area Rugs 

Greco Outdoor Area Rug on a patio.

Well, if you haven’t caught on by now, area rugs and carpet runners are in. 

Bold colors and patterns could easily turn tacky with wall-to-wall carpet. These statement pieces tend to do best in smaller doses. That’s what’s great about area rugs and carpet runners. You can strategically use those bright, bold color and patterned 2022 carpet trends in one statement piece, rather than an entire carpet.

Also, you will see some homeowners use area rugs over carpet to give that popular layered look for a more bohemian vibe. 

But no two area rugs are the same, so let’s talk about your trendy area rug options. 

Carpet Tile/Plank Rugs

Berber Carpet Tiles as an Area rugs

This makes so much sense, right? The two main challenges with area rugs are that designs are limited and it’s challenging to figure out the right sizing for your space.

You can create your dream area rug and create a custom size to fit your space perfectly with a carpet plank rug. Also, they often end up being less expensive than traditional area rugs. 

With the rise of DIY home projects, carpet tile rugs are especially timely right now. They’ll be the most popular with younger homeowners looking to take a bigger part in creating their own style and decor.

Handmade Area Rugs

2021 Carpet Trends: Homemade area rug

Taking originality and control one step further, the hottest area rug trend in 2022 will be specially crafted handmade rugs. I mean, how can those not take off?

Homeowners want to know where their floor comes from and trust the source. Purchasing a handmade piece makes things personal. It’s like when you buy something made just for you from a small, budding business and it comes with that cute little note about how they appreciate you. Except, on a much higher level. Because they made a rug by hand, that’s a commitment. 

While it might be pricey, handmade area rugs are creative, artistic, personal, and perfect for homeowners with a passion for design and individualism. The rest of us are going to gawk and wish we had them in our homes, too.

Vintage Area Rugs

Vintage Area Rug

While we love items that come with a history, that’s not exactly what we’re talking about with vintage area rugs. In 2022, you’ll see area rugs that look as though they have lived a long life under a lot of feet. But really, it’s a rug that was made to look worn. 

It sounds outlandish, but it’s the eclectic vintage look that adds style and personality to your space. These rugs are actually treated with the “vintage effect” in which carpets deliberately lack bold colors and patterns to look aged. This can be done with special dyeing, and the pile is removed industrially. 

If you’re looking to add character with an area rug, why not have it look like it has an incredible story behind it? 

Will the area rug trend last in 2022 and beyond?

Yes, area rugs are the perfect solution for hard surface and carpeted floors to add extra coziness and a pop of style. 

But, with options such as handcrafted area rugs, they have the potential to get expensive. This is just not the type of thing everyone can afford. I anticipate that manufacturers will work to replicate these handmade looks to appeal to the masses at a more accessible price.


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2022 Trending Carpet Features

As I said, carpet manufacturers are taking advantage of technology to give us an easy, functional carpet that is also cozy. What features in particular are making a splash in 2022? Check it out!

Waterproof Carpet

2021 Carpet Trends: Waterproof carpet in a garage setting.

That’s right, waterproof carpet. I don’t know about you but those are two terms I never thought I’d see together. There has been a pretty big movement in waterproof outdoor carpet over the last decade. Still, the move to fully waterproof indoor carpet has been unheard of.

Until now!

Manufacturers are making an impact with their incredible technology that makes these new carpets 100% waterproof. That means you can now use carpet in any room in the house.

These waterproof carpets won’t soak up the water and stain or get moldy. Instead, you can easily clean up any liquids in seconds without them soaking in for the long haul. Even better, it’s not just broadloom carpets that are waterproof. You can get carpet tiles, planks, and area rugs that are 100% waterproof as well!

Although only a few manufacturers carry waterproof carpets, my hunch is that other manufacturers will jump on board, and, within the next decade, you’ll see waterproof carpets all over the place.

Will the waterproof carpet trend last in 2022 and beyond?

Yes. This trend is here to stay because a waterproof carpet is way more functional than a traditional carpet. But it will be a slow surge.

The thing is, this technology is so new that the floors still come with a pretty hefty price tag. As technologies advance and more manufacturers jump on board, pricing will get more competitive, and then waterproof carpet will take off.


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Stain-Resistant Carpet

Air.o New Beginnings I Carpet with Pad

Oh, you’re worried about your carpet getting nasty stains on it over time? Don’t be! There’s now carpet that is resistant to stains. Be it an accidental spill, or a pet having an accident, you can rest easy knowing your carpet can handle it. 

With fibers that are coated to repel any stains, all you have to do is blot away the spills, and you’re good to go. In 2022, your carpets can be stain-free!

Will the stain-resistant carpet trend last in 2022 and beyond?

This trend will absolutely last. Between kids, pets, and general life, a stain-resistant carpet can save a lot of time and effort. I anticipate more manufacturers will be creating stain-resistant and perhaps stainproof carpet in the future!


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Eco-Friendly Carpet

Shaw Floorigami Tri-Tone Carpet Plank

Nowadays, most homeowners and businesses tend to care a lot about the brands they purchase from and how their purchases impact society, the environment, and more.

That’s why carpet manufacturers started creating products that are not only durable but also environmentally friendly. With carpets made from recycled water bottles, recycled synthetic fibers, and much more, 2022 wants you to have a sustainable carpet you love!

Let’s talk about the options for sustainable carpet. 

Recycled Carpet

The recycled flooring trend is hot all around this year, and carpet just happens to be at the forefront of the environmentally responsible flooring movement.

Because “green” or eco-friendly flooring is so big right now, almost all carpet is now being made from recycled materials, at least in part. You’ll see various types of recycled materials, but one of the most innovative ideas is Mohawk’s Air.o carpet. These unique carpets are made using recycled plastic bottles that do not compromise the comfort or durability of your floor as it’s also stain-resistant. 

Sisal Carpet

Sisal carpets are sustainably sourced from the woven plant fibers of the agave sisal. This fantastic, eco-friendly carpet has a rope-like texture that adds a unique, homey look to any space.

Both natural sisal and sisal blend carpets are highly durable. They can hold up in heavy traffic areas without any problem. For extra stain resistance, choose an option with a sealing or fire-retardant coating.

Jute Rugs

Plant-based flooring is taking off this year! Case-in-point: jute rugs and carpets. Woven from the same plant fibers that often make burlap, jute rugs are a great indoor decor option.

These thick, tightly wound rugs are pretty durable in low-traffic areas, but they won’t be a good fit for really hectic areas. They don’t require any special treatment – vacuum as you would with any other rug. Jute is pretty absorbent, though, since it’s a plant fiber, so avoid lots of moisture and areas where stains are more likely.

Will the eco-friendly carpet trend last in 2022 and beyond?

If there were ever a sure thing in the world of trends, this would be it. I predict consumers will only demand more sustainable and recycled materials and environmentally responsible flooring options for the next several decades. 

So much so that just putting an eco-friendly floor in your home could increase the resale value and reduce time on the market.


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2022 Trending Carpet Themes

Joy Carpets Gridiron Carpet

We just got done talking about carpet colors and pattern trends for 2022. What else can we talk about? 

The theme ties everything together. For instance, in your living room, you probably have a certain vibe or theme you’re going for. Be it modern, bohemian, coastal, or retro, you have a certain aesthetic you want. That’s where carpet themes come into play.

In the year 2022, the theme is simple. Express yourself. These carpet themes will help you do just that. 

Maximalist Carpet 

2021 Carpet Trends: Maximalism carpet

We’ve all heard of minimalism, right? Well in 2022 consumers are wanting the exact opposite. Maximalism is a practice that is inspired by living out LOUD with bold patterns and colors. 

This type of carpet is meant to express your style and uniqueness through your flooring. It’s confidence, it’s beautiful, and it’s all the rage for 2022. Gone are those monotone carpets and walls. Instead, picture pops of color, bold carpet patterns, cool wallpaper, and everything you love stylishly put into one room. 

Will the maximalist carpet trend last in 2022 and beyond?

This trend will last for a few years at best. While it is awesome to live your extravagant life throughout your home, like trends, you’re changing every day so the patterns and colors you love now will probably change. 

Modern Carpet 

FlooringInc 2021 carpet trends: geometric carpet in the living room

If bold and bright isn’t really the move for you design-wise, have no fear! The modern style is here!

Clean, simple, and classic, modern carpet is typically one earth-tone color that creates a cozy, pretty backdrop for your room. Material like sisal and jute will give your space a natural vibe so you can create a beautiful modern room with furniture and decor. 

For a more relaxed, peaceful atmosphere, modern carpet is all the rage. 

Will the modern carpet trend last in 2022 and beyond?

Because this trend is so subtle and understated, it will more than likely last for decades. Clean and simple always does.

2022 Carpet Color Trends

Carpet color trends are completely different than any other surface. The hard surfaces are all about natural wood looks, so the color options feel limited. Trends in carpet colors are the opposite. Expect to see bright, bold colors, cool, subdued blues, and everything gray. 

Bold Carpet Colors

Bold Carpet Colors- Fluid Carpet tile

Homeowners are trending towards statement colors with their carpet. Since carpet is not typically a whole-house flooring these days, you can make a statement. This is especially true with area rugs.

Jewel tones, oranges, purples, and multi-colored carpets and rugs are popping up all over the place. Maximalism is in, so your carpet can make a splash! 

Although at one time, flooring was intended to be a neutral backdrop for the rest of your space, homeowners, particularly younger demographics, are turning that idea on its head exploring the idea of incorporating carpet into their design rather than designing around it.

Will the bold carpet trend last in 2022 and beyond?

Yes and no. In area rugs and other small, statement places, this carpet design trend will thrive! But as a modern wall-to-wall carpet trend, you have to be strategic with bright bold colors as it can borderline on too much.  

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Blue Carpets

Shaw Block By Block Carpet Tiles

Is there any color more calming and serene than blue? Adding a touch of color without overwhelming the space, cool blue carpets are a color trend I can stand behind.

While the bright, bold colors can make a beautiful, strong statement, they can also be a lot to work with if you’re not a designer. Or, even if you are.

Blue is a nice transition out of the norm of neutral carpets with enough subtlety to appeal to multiple demographics. It works perfectly with trending gray decor and is neutral enough to not pigeonhole you into one design concept.

Will the blue carpet trend last in 2022 and beyond?

Yes, particularly blues with a hint of gray. A subdued blue is easier to work with from a design standpoint. 


Gray Carpets

2021 Gray carpet color- Uptown Carpet tile

While most people think of the gray flooring trend in gray wood and wood-look flooring, gray is also popular for carpet right now, too. Traditional neutral colors like beige are out and gray is the new neutral, adding a gorgeous, contemporary look to any room.

Gray has quickly become the most popular trend, not just for flooring, but for homes in general. Gray cabinets, gray doors, you name it. And every shade of gray is still hot and trendy in the home. For your floors and decor.

Even better? If you go with gray, when you choose carpet colors, you can choose just about any shade and still be in style. Even once out-of-date dark gray carpeting is making a comeback.

In addition to looking chic and trendy, gray carpet sets the tone of a cool, contemporary space. It gives you a neutral backdrop for decorating in virtually any color. Aquas, greens, bright bold colors or even black and white – they will all go with your sleek gray carpeting.

Will the gray carpet trend last in 2022 and beyond?

Absolutely! Gray will be hot and trendy for decades to come. 


Multi-Color Carpets

Multi-Color Carpet trends

Okay, so this is one of the coolest things happening in the carpet world! You don’t have to choose one color for your carpet, you can have them all! 

In carpet runner trends and area rug trends specifically, you will see bright, bold colors. Whether you’re looking for an area rug for your kids’ room or going the maximalist route for decor, a multi-color area rug can give your floors an eye-catching statement. 

Will the multi-color carpet trends last in 2022 and beyond?

As a statement piece, you bet! But if you’re considering doing a multi-colored wall-to-wall carpet, I wouldn’t count on it. 


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2022 Carpet Layout and Pattern Trends

In 2022, you will see a combination of solid, traditional carpets with the up-and-coming contemporary carpet patterns in bold, eye-catching designs. While traditional isn’t going anywhere, fun patterns are becoming increasingly popular, particularly among young homeowners.

Geometric Carpet Patterns

Joy Carpets Moderne Carpet

The days of boring broadloom carpets are over. One of the biggest carpet industry trends is a modern patterned carpet.

Inspired by maximalism, Moroccan trellis designs, reminiscent of the also trending arabesque tiles, will be one of the hottest trends this year. I also anticipate plenty of hexagon pattern carpets and even some new, creative patterned wall-to-wall carpeting.

Will the geometric carpet trend last in 2022 and beyond?

Well, I don’t see any reason why the more subtle, classy patterns can’t stay current. Big, bold patterns, however, will likely go out of style in the next 5-10 years.

At least, until they are revived in another 30.


Animal Print Patterns

FlooringInc 2021 carpet trends: giraffe print carpet in a living room setting

When it’s time to make a big statement in an otherwise bland space, nothing says “ROAR” like a cheetah, zebra, or giraffe print. These patterns aren’t just for the kids’ room. Spice up your office space with a sleek, sophisticated print, or create a fun conversation piece for visitors in the living room.

The choices don’t end there. You can go big with a full coverage carpet, or moderate your wild urges with a smaller area rug. Whatever you choose, you won’t be wrong. Just follow your instincts!

Even better, all those bold patterns are perfect for distracting eyes away from stains and dirt. Haven’t rolled out the vacuum in a few days? No problem. Your animal print has got you covered.

Will the animal print carpet trend last in 2022 and beyond?

Probably not, or at least not for long. This is a big, bold choice. Some people might love animal prints in their homes forever! But most won’t. If you have plans to sell your home anytime soon, I recommend you choose something a bit less adventurous.


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Floral Print Patterns

Floral Carpet Trends: Joy Carpets

Florals? For carpet? Groundbreaking. 

But seriously, it is! Bold floral patterns are back and better than ever with a new, neutral twist. While you can still find a brightly colored floral carpet, the latest craze is a gray carpet with intricate floral designs.

The muted color creates a slightly vintage look. Plus, that neutral backdrop lets you mix and match loud colors and fun patterns together in unique combinations. 

Will the floral print carpet trend last in 2022 and beyond?

Floral carpets will never go away completely. Sure, they may move up and down on the trend lists, but they’ll always be a classic. Carpet + detailed floral pattern = a match made in interior design heaven.


Carpet Tile Layouts

2021 carpet trends: checker carpet tile pattern layout

Similar to broadloom carpet shapes, homeowners are using carpet tiles to create shapes and designs through the layout of their tiles. This is especially popular in businesses but is sneaking into home carpet design trends, as well.

In 2022, you’ll see a lot of mixing and matching colors and patterns to provide unique, one-of-a-kind looks.

Will the carpet tile pattern trend last in 2022 and beyond?

I predict this look will stay current in businesses and homes alike for years to come. They’re too convenient not to!


Carpet Plank Layouts

Carpet Plank Layout: EF Contract Seep Carpet Planks

Why be kind of extra, when you can be extremely extra in 2022? With carpet planks, you can have the famous herringbone tile pattern in your carpet! Be it an area rug, or a wall-to-wall installation in your room, carpet plank patterns are that additional pop of personality you want in your flooring with coziness. 

Will the carpet plank pattern trend last in 2022 and beyond?

I predict the carpet plank pattern will last in most commercial spaces for decades to come. As for residential properties, this trend will last for a good 5-10 years. 


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2022 Trending Carpet Textures

A carpet’s texture can be what sets it apart from others. You can get different designs within your carpet based on how manufacturers treat the carpet’s fibers. Which makes the carpet unique and eye-catching, while still feeling great underfoot. 

Plush Carpet

Air.o Changing Times I Carpet with Pad

Softness is exactly what makes carpet special, and that ultra-softness is something hard floors just cannot compete with.

People started to see carpet as high-maintenance with the trapped dust and allergens, along with the need for constant vacuuming. So, the plush carpet lost its spark for a while. But now, with life-friendly features, such as stain-resistance, and waterproof fibers, plush carpets are BACK!

That’s why we are seeing a massive surge in carpet buying trends going back to thick, luxurious, plush carpeting.

Will the plush carpet trend last in 2022 and beyond?

Yes. You’ll see lots of the plush carpet trends in new homes in cool climates.

It may become more and less trendy throughout the years, but until they come up with an equally comfortable alternative elsewhere, this trend isn’t going anywhere for good!

Cut and Loop Carpet

FlooringInc 2020 carpet trends: gray geometric print carpet for the basement

Cut and loop is exactly what it sounds like: carpet that combines cut carpet fibers and looped carpet fibers. 

photo via Shaw Floors

When you combine cuts and loops, you can create unique, stylish patterns and textures. You’ve probably seen this a lot in rugs. When you run your hand along the rug and you can feel the contrasting textures? That is usually cut and loop carpeting.

Patterns are super in right now across all floor types, and these cut and loop patterned carpets have been going strong for several years now. 

Will the cut and loop carpet trend last in 2022 and beyond?

Because it’s a unique texture and patterns that are different from your run-of-the-mill carpet, we believe cut and loop carpet will last for the next decade or so.


Frieze Carpet

Frieze Carpet Trends: Air.o New Beginnings

Frieze is also known as “twist” carpet, and it refers to carpet fibers that are twisted many times, making them look almost curly.

The new, updated frieze carpets inspired by shag carpet texture are super cute and tremendously popular. A little time and technology go a long way and, now, carpet manufacturers have taken an outdated fad and come up with a trendy new twist. 

Will the frieze carpet trend last in 2022 and beyond?

Frieze carpets look a lot nicer than old-school shag carpets, plus they give a more relaxed version of carpet. For that reason, I believe the frieze carpet will be trending for the next 10 years. 


Ribbed Carpet

Ribbed Carpet Trends

Ribbed carpet is exactly how it sounds – little ribs of texture throughout the carpet. 

Over the last several years, ribbed carpet has been quite popular in offices. This sleek, clean, modern carpet trend offers an upscale carpet look that is more business and less homey. Even though I would call ribbed carpet tiles more of a commercial carpet trend, you will see it used in lots of home offices, closets, and more areas around the home in 2022.

Will the ribbed carpet trend last in 2022 and beyond?

We don’t expect this carpet texture trend to stay around in homes forever, and we anticipate that within the next few years, ribbed carpet will be back to more of a business look.


2022 Carpet Trends by Room

To make sure you’re styling in every room, let’s go over the carpet trends in each room of the home. 

Bedroom Carpet Trends

Floorigami Tambre Carpet Plank

The bedroom is probably the most popular room in the home to use wall-to-wall carpeting. I mean, it’s supposed to be your comfy, cozy oasis. While other rooms in the home are often designed with guests in mind, your bedroom is the place that is, typically, just for you.

The latest carpet trends for bedrooms include many of the trends mentioned above. You’ll see primarily plush carpets along with an influx of environmentally responsible carpeting.

Popular carpet colors for bedrooms include grays and cool blues. You’ll see less bright bolds and more cool and calming colors. Perhaps an area rug to add in some of your personality. 

Will the bedroom carpet trend last in 2022 and beyond?

As I said, carpet in the bedroom is one of the more popular applications out there. For that, this trend will last for years to come. 


Living Room Carpet Trends

Plush frieze carpet in a living room setting

For family movie nights and a cozy place to cuddle up, nothing beats the soft, soothing feeling of a carpeted living room.

Here, you can go one of two ways: you can go for the simple, understated gray living room carpet, or you can get on board with the fun, bold patterns, and colors. This is one of the main rooms people will see, so many young homeowners are choosing to go a little crazy, have a little fun.

In 2022, living rooms will see lots of the layered area rug trend along with waterproof carpet, gray carpet, and carpet patterns.

Will the living room carpet trend last in 2022 and beyond?

If anything, area rugs in the living room will last for many decades. Because we do so much living in the living room, hard surfaces are seen as the easier option, so unless you’re in an apartment, area rugs in the living room will be the lasting trend. 


Basement Carpet Trends

2021 Carpet Trends: 25 Eye-Catching Carpet Ideas: Ribbed tile carpet in a living room setting.

For a long time, carpet was off-limits in basements. I mean, we all know basements are prone to floods, and water damage and carpet are….well, not super awesome in that type of environment.

That all changed with the surge of carpet tiles. Not only are there lots of options for waterproof carpet tiles, but they are also the most effortless floor to replace. If one carpet tile gets damaged, you can remove it and replace it with a sparkly new one. Perfect for the high-maintenance basement.

Now, with the addition of waterproof broadloom carpeting, you will see a surge in plush, luxurious carpet back in basements across the country.

Will the basement carpet trend last in 2022 and beyond?

The tremendous technological advances of carpet make it easier to convert your basement into a cozy living space. That’s why I foresee carpet in the basement being a lasting trend. 


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Staircase Carpet Trends

The days of ugly, worn beige carpeted stairs are behind us. Although most people think hard surfaces are trendy for stairs these days, designer carpet runners are jumping back into the limelight.

The latest carpet trends for stairs include intricately designed carpets and carpet runners. If there’s any place to let the details shine, it’s your stairs!

Adding a high-end carpet runner to your stairs keeps them cozy while elevating your interior design. Win, win.

Will the staircase carpet trend last in 2022 and beyond?

Carpet runners are here to stay, for sure. They’re functional and easy to replace. 


As you can see, a lot is going on in the carpet industry right now. There are plenty of unique options trending that will likely stick around for years to come, which means your possibilities are endless.

If you want something hot that will last for the long haul, we recommend going soft, plush, and durable. Even better if it’s waterproof!


About Ari Ziskin


Ari Ziskin is our resident expert in all things fitness, dance and flooring trends. After five years of blogging at Ari’s Menu, where she was featured on sites like The Huffington Post and Buzzfeed, Ari decided to pursue writing full-time. Nothing makes her happier than sharing her knowledge to help people create their gyms and begin their fitness journey.

42 Comments on “2022 Carpet Trends: 25 Eye-Catching Carpet Ideas

  1. thanks for the article- this certainly helped us choose a style and color for our new living room carpet. and love the writing style so kudos to this author!

    • Thanks so much, Tracy! Glad to hear it helped you choose your carpet!

  2. Hi. what do you think about hand designed carved area rugs ? thanks

    • Hello,

      They’re super in right now, but will be more expensive than traditional area rugs.

  3. Thanks for this lovely guide of trending carpets in the market. Your sense of interior is just WOW. Can you please suggest me something. Recently I’ve shifted to my new house. I’m very much confused about my living room rug. The walls are decorated with a pop of bright colors and the white colored couch is placed at the one corner of my room. Please suggest me the best rug which can go with my living room.

  4. Thanks for the great article about different types of carpet trends for 2018. I really loved the section on waterproof carpeting. I have pets and kids and waterproof carpeting sounds like it would be a real lifesaver. I also really loved your suggestion to use this kind of carpet in the bathroom and not have to step on cold tiles anymore when you get out of the shower.

  5. So glad to see articles about carpeting – laminate floors are not for everyone, and you can’t beat the feeling of a soft, plush carpet. Thanks for the detailed information!

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  11. I can appreciate the recommendations for people who are planning a new home or doing an extensive renovation, BUT for those of us who a replacing flooring in a single room and not redoing every other surface to coordinate, the color pallet is more limited. Personally, I prefer a well-designed home with “old” colors to a trendy new color that throws everything else off!

  12. Thanks! Interesting article. Quick question… we found a Persian runner and wanted to use it as a stair runner. Unfortunately, it’s going to be a little short. We may have to skip the bottom stair, which I think is OK and makes some sense because it’s a visual clue the stairs are ending. Someone told me that they’ve seen a trend where people skip the bottom two steps so it’s a mix of seeing the wood and having the runner. Do you have any thoughts? I haven’t seen any examples of this anywhere. Thanks!

    • Hi Toni,

      Great question and thanks for asking! Design-wise, your friend is probably right. It would be a nice mix of the two materials, however, a big reason people use carpet runners is for safety purposes. Whether it’s the humans or pets getting up and down the stairs, carpet runners make wood stairs less slippery. Leaving a couple steps at the bottom could be a hazard if you see that as an issue. Something to consider.

      Good luck with your project, and please let us know if we can be of anymore help!

  13. Great article! Really helped me out with making a choice for carpeting. I wanted to make sure that plush would still be “in style” for 2019. I know everyone loves the hardwood floors and I do too, but I’m opting for carpet.
    I was told by one person giving me an estimate that NYLON was the preferred choice. The other said I would want POLYESTER…
    Please tell me which is the best!
    Maybe it was in the article but I missed it!
    Thanks so much

    • Hi Marie,

      Great question. It may depend on where you plan to use it. Nylon is more durable and better for heavy-traffic areas, like stairs, hallways or family rooms. However, polyester is more stain resistant and is often cheaper than nylon material.

      Hope this is helpful!

  14. Wow, Nice article! Thanks for this article about different types of carpet trends. You have covered almost every point the one should mention in carpet trend article. This is very informative.

  15. I love the idea of waterproof carpet keeping my feet warm after I step out of the shower. My home is very old and could use some new flooring. Thanks for explaining all the new carpet trends!

  16. Very helpful article, thank you. I am replacing carpet in my living room, dining room and family room. I wanted to go with a soft plush carpet so I’m glad that it is coming back around. Most of my home is a neutral beige color and so I wanted to choose something in that color palette. I really don’t want to repaint everything to go with the new popular grays because I really feel like gray is too cold and beige is warmer. Do you think I would be making a mistake going with a beige color or will that always be an accepted neutral?

  17. do you carry carpet that looks like hardwood floors? I own a restaurant and need to replace my carpet in my back room and I saw carpeting that looks like hardwood. I don’t know where to find it?

    • Hi Jen,

      Thanks for your question. It’s going to be hard to find carpet that looks exactly like hardwood simply because the textures are so different. We do offer carpet planks that are shaped more like wood planks, and they’re perfect for commercial spaces. While you might not get the exact look of hardwood, you can evoke the idea of hardwood.

      Here’s a product that could work for you:

  18. I love the look of the patterned stairway carpeting, but was thinking about a pattern in the living room where the stairs start. Can I mix 2 patterns, continue a pattern from the living room up the stairs ( just up the center of the stairs), or do I need to stay with a texture or Neutral plush for the larger living room?

    • Hi Patti!

      Thank you for your question. Patterned carpet on the stairs can be a great look, but it might be tricky to mix two patterns without some clashing. I recommend you either continue the pattern from the living room onto the stairs, or you choose a more neutral carpet for the living room. I hope this helps! If you have any other questions, feel free to get in touch.

  19. going to be a little short. We may have to skip the bottom stair, which I think is OK and makes some sense because it’s a visual clue the stairs are ending. Someone told me that they’ve seen a trend where people skip the bottom two steps so it’s a mix of seeing the wood and having the runner. Do you have any thoughts? I haven’t seen any examples of this anywhere. Thanks!

    • Hi Abba,

      Thank you for your question. I have definitely seen people skip the last few steps to indicate the stairs are ending! I know a recent trend is only putting carpet runners down the middle of staircase to get the mix of wood flooring and carpet. I have also seen the last two stairs have tread in the middle of the step with a carpet plank, while the rest of the staircase is fully carpeted, to get the visual of the wood floor and carpet together.

      Ultimately, this has to do with what you need and what looks good to you and your flooring. I would suggest doing an image search for “no carpet on the bottom stair” to find inspiration for your project.

      I hope this helps and good luck! Please let us know if you have any other questions.

  20. Can you tell me if this article is still relative today, 2022? I see it was written a couple of years ago. Have the ‘trends’ stayed the same? I’m in the market for new master bedroom carpet and think this blog is a great place to start. Just want to make sure it’s still ‘on trend’.

    • Hello!

      Thanks for your question. We research trends and update this article frequently to ensure we’re offering the most up-to-date flooring trends for our readers.

      I hope this helps! Please let me know if you have any other questions.

  21. I plan to replace the carpet on the stairs, upstairs hallway, and bedrooms. Because the stairs and upstairs hallway gets more traffic, I was thinking of using a more durable carpet than in the bedrooms. But I’m concerned about the transition. Do you have any recommendation on what type of carpet to use on the stairs/upstairs hallway and bedroom? I’m concerned about how it will transition. Plush on bedrooms will have a higher depth than a durable carpet in the stairs/hallways.

    • Hi Jean! If you want the most durable carpet for your stairs, we recommend checking out berber carpet material! It provides a clean and simple look that won’t deteriorate easily with high traffic, scrapes from heeled shoes, and energetic animals.!filter=715

      If you’re worried about the difference in depth transition, we don’t believe it will be noticeable, as long as you choose similar carpet colors.

      Additionally, we also offer several medium pile carpet options rated for high traffic that you can use in hallways, bedrooms, and stairs alike. These styles would ensure that all the way around the home the pile height remains the same .!filter=1473,721,1202

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