Do you love patterns, especially when it comes to floors? Then carpet is for you! It’s the most versatile of floor coverings, and it comes in an infinite number of colors and interpretations. So, not only do you have delicious comfort underfoot but you also have the perfect backdrop for your style and life.
Join us as we explore the best carpet patterns possible available in the Classique Floors + Tile showroom!
Discover the Best Carpet Patterns in Portland’s Best Flooring Store!
When you visit the showroom, you’ll find a wealth of pattern possibilities including wool carpet styles. To help organize them, you’ll find the following 9 carpet pattern categories:
- Solid and Textural Patterned carpet
- Striated Carpet Patterns
- Trellis Patterns
- Geometric Carpet Patterns
- Modern Traditional Patterns
- Plaid Carpeting Patterns
- Animal Print Patterns
- Floral Patterns
1. Solid and Textural Patterns
This first category captures what often comes to mind when you think of wall-to-wall carpet: carpet in solid colors in plush textured constructions. Although beige and grey neutrals tend to be well-represented when you shop for solid carpet patterns, you’ll also find bolder colors such as dark blues and greens, browns, and reds.
Next to consider in the solid category are textural carpet patterns, or patterns that emerge as a result of the construction of the carpet. The image below is of Bangladesh, a carpet by Fabrica, and features a random pattern.
Here is how Fabrica describes this carpet pattern:
“Bangladesh, a country of lush greenery and abundant river systems carve the alluvial plains for which the landscape is known. This product is a textural ode to topography in the form of an organic mesh etched into a luxurious pile and loop pattern. The design lends itself at home in any interior with ubiquitous neutrals and a vibrant array of fashion accent colors.”
This next textural pattern, Purrfect Fit by Anderson Tuftex, finds different inspiration.
Anderson Tuftex says,
“This pet-friendly premium carpet pulls inspiration from the multidimensional characteristics of sculptural glassworks. Just like varicolored flame-fused glass art, this design’s beautifully matched fibers find direction and movement in the play of light across its surface. Eight color choices allow you to bring this carpet’s unique pattern and textured character to life in a hue that complements you and your pet’s personal style.”
Enlightened, also by Anderson Tuftex, gives you a more traditional textural pattern.
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2. Striated Looks
Striations or long narrow parallel stripes or streaks take textural patterns into the stripe direction.
Above, you see Tapestry by Nature’s Carpet. It’s a chunky loop pile made of 100% New Zealand wool. Look how well it pairs with the busy wallpaper. You can almost feel a breeze gently moving the fronds. No wonder the pup sleeps so comfortably in this zen space.
The striations in Fabrica’s Valerio are more noticeable. This carpet pattern is like having the perfect denim fabric on your stairs.
According to Fabrica,
“Valerio is an elegant style balancing dense construction and layers of texture to create a sense of movement and poise. With a tone-on-tone striated rib effect space dyed with 90% New Zealand StrongWool and a hint of high-luster yarn, Valerio dances with the idea that sophistication can be cultured and cunning. From neutrals and browns to grays and blues, this versatile collection is sure to add graceful rhythm to any interior space as a broadloom installation or as an area rug.”
From striated patterns to outright stripes, you can’t go wrong as you can see in the image below. Notice the beautifully mitered corner on the landing, and the statement it makes. Stripes in stair runners or in hallways make practical sense as they suggest direction.
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4. Trellis Patterns
Trellis patterns are classic and work with a variety of design styles.
Barcelona carpet by J.Mish is a classic low-profile woven Wilton wool carpet, pictured above in the color Rice.
Below, you see Tiburon also by J. Mish. Tiburon is a classic handwoven flatweave with a beautiful double-edged diamond motif and a two-color pinstripe background.
Next is Fabrica Trousseau, a loom-woven carpet that is beautifully executed and offers a fresh take on a traditional trellis high-low pattern.
“Trousseau, by modern definition, is a hope chest full of treasures in anticipation of building a “home”. This Wilton woven design echoes a delicate crochet lace that is set to the soundtrack of modern aesthetic. Trousseau is a perfect background to embrace and elevate all walks of style and design. Classic and confident, this color line is the new perfection.”
Trellis carpet patterns work well on stairs as you can see in the image below.
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5. Geometric Carpeting Patterns
Next are geometric carpet patterns. As you’ll see, this is a rich category that ranges from hexagons to chainlink patterns, zigzags, diamonds, and abstract patterns!
Here’s Picture Purrfect carpet by Anderson Tuftex,
“Drawing inspiration from the intricate Japanese art of Kumiko woodworking, Picture Purrfect provides a glimpse into this ancient tradition through the lens of modern design. This Pet Perfect™ carpet, with its hypnotic hexagonal repeat, was created with care to look pawsitively purrfect for years to come. Available in 12 stunning colors, from soft neutrals to organic green and gold to deepest blue or brown.”
J.Mish’s Chelsea is a large-scale woven Wilton carpet with a classic chainlink pattern built of rectangular shapes.
Herringbone or zigzag patterns make a strong statement on floors. Not only are they stunning in a hardwood pattern but they look fabulous interpreted in carpet. Below you see Congo by Stanton in color Dove.
This next stunning stair runner features Couristan’s Fire Diamonds carpet. It adds an organic quality to geometric patterns by reinterpreting the diamond shape.
Couristan describes it as follows,
“Designed to provide your living space with a causal-chic atmosphere, Couristan presents Fire Diamonds. A handsome display of perfectly patterned abstract diamonds gives this geometric design a sense of fresh texture. Hand-Tufted of 100% pure wool, this finely constructed carpet is a true treasure for today’s versatile interiors. The pure wool surface will provide years of enjoyment with hassle-free maintenance. Highly durable as well as soft to the touch, this loop pile carpet is perfect for areas of the home where friends gather or any place that receives significant foot traffic. With an array of five fresh contemporary tones, including Blue, Turquoise, Lemon-Lime, Oyster and Dune, Fire Diamonds gives decorators an endless amount of options for complementing various wall colors and fabrics. Stocked generously 15′ wide to minimize seams during installation, Fire Diamonds is the perfect foundation for any contemporary room looking for a fresh update.”
6. Modern Traditional Carpeting Patterns
Patterned textiles and carpets have a rich history across cultures. Thanks to that history, you’ll find patterns that repeat over time. You’ll also find these same patterns interpreted with a modern sensibility. That’s what this category captures.
Antrim Xanadu in color Khaki (seen above) is a hand-loomed wool carpet in a tribal pattern.
These next two images feature the same carpet pattern Darien by Masland interpreted in two different colorways, first in Heritage.
Darien represents a modern twist on a traditional repeating pattern. As Masland describes this carpet style,
“Though it is a town of only 13 square miles, Darien is a powerhouse. Nestled in Connecticut’s “Gold Coast,” it is at home rubbing elbows with the elite of Greenwich CT and Westchester NY. Darien is tradition and stature, modernized. The core of the product is a classical motif which is just slightly distressed to pull the concept forward. These elements lay on top of a subtle striated base of 100% wool yarn which gives the product depth and texture. The result is a fresh, sophisticated take on the establishment.”
This next example captures a traditional central design motif that in no way looks dated. Furthermore, it ensures safety as well as comfort underfoot. This custom patterned wool runner was installed to avoid slipping on the wood staircase.
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7. Plaid Carpet Patterns
Plaid patterns call to mind fabrics and textiles such as kilts and tartans. Adding them to a floor design reinforces that carpet truly is a floor covering with infinite design possibilities as these images demonstrate.
Above, you see Monclair in wool by J.Mish. This perfect plaid is a large-scale Buffalo Plaid design in a woven Wilton construction with heathered yarns.
This next plaid also by J.Mish is called Seabrooke in the color Crocodile. Seabrooke is a tartan plaid enhanced by a rich woven texture in a gorgeous array of fashionable colors. Notice that this carpet can be transformed into an area rug. In this case, it plays beautifully with the striking herringbone-patterned wood floor.
Plaid carpet patterns don’t always need to be bold. Here you see Munich, a carpet by Masland:
“Munich, a city rich in history, art and architecture is also touted as a “most livable” city. This hand tufted creation speaks to these attributes in spirit and design. Bold lines drawn with intention over space-dyed wool suggests a vintage and storied depth. An array of fashionable colors ensure a signature choice to define your space.”
8. Animal Print Patterns
Animal print patterns never go out of style. Furthermore, they can add drama to traditional as well as contemporary settings.
Below is Masland’s Leopard in the color Big Cat.
9. Floral patterns
Floral patterns might not immediately jump to mind when you’re thinking of carpet patterns, however, they look stunning as you can see in this stairway installation.
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Or, if you’d prefer, here’s an abstracted patterned carpet that calls to mind petals falling off of a cherry blossom tree. The possibilities are beautiful and endless.
How to Use Carpet Patterns
Now that you’ve seen the possibilities for different carpet looks on your floors, you may be wondering how best to use these various patterns. Here are some ideas.
You may have noticed that several of the images in this article highlight stair runners. That’s because stairs are a natural area for installing carpet patterns. Carpet adds comfort and safety to stairs, and patterns add visual interest. Because they are contained areas, you can be bold.
In addition to stairs, consider hallways for patterned carpets.
Any carpet can be turned into an area rug. That means that when you see a carpet pattern you love, you can decide to create a rug from it in the dimensions you need.
Wall to Wall Installations
Carpet can easily be installed throughout an entire home.
If you prefer to have a mix of flooring surfaces, you can simply add patterned carpet to a specific room in a wall-to-wall installation. Many of the images above showed you that type of installation.
The beauty of that solution is that you can be bolder in your choice of color and pattern in a set space as opposed to your entire home. This allows you to be intentional with what select, not to mention that you can even decide to combine complementary colors and patterns.
Carpet Pattern Watchouts
It’s important to keep in mind a few watch-outs when it comes to patterns.
- Know the pattern repeat details so you have enough carpet to line up the pattern.
- The pattern repeats run lengthwise and widthwise.
- The extra square footage you need will depend on the size of the pattern repeat.
- From a visual perspective, keep in mind how a pattern moves up a staircase so you are comfortable with the end result.
- If a staircase turns, then generally the pattern follows how you go up the stairs.
- You’ll need more carpeting for patterns as well as seams.
Are You Ready to Explore Portland’s Best Carpet Patterns Firsthand?
If and when you’re ready, we invite you to visit the Classique Floors + Tile showroom in Portland where you can see these patterns and more firsthand. We look forward to helping you.
Thanks for reading!