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Decorating your home with the right kind of rugs and carpets can evidently uplift the mood of your interiors. Take your share of advice from our industry experts and know what to consider...

Arshmeet Kaur

No other accessory can spread that warmth in your home that a carpet can. It creates a sense of luxury and a cocooning environment by taking your home interiors from drab to fab. While you decide to give your floor an added layer, be sure to pay attention to the practicalities too. With advanced printing and weaving technology, homeowners today have ample options in patterns, materials, colours and textures. When it comes to the question what is trending today in rugs and carpets, Founder, The Rug Republic, Aditya Gupta reveals, “Moroccan inspirations are hot, with a lot of texture and natural non dyed wools and cotton. Another global trend, which has been around for two years is solid rugs with interesting weaves and materials. Plain viscose rugs with their velvety sheen are among the top sellers in India and abroad.” The texture and pattern of a carpet gives you a lot of scope in building a design expression, while the colours help in establishing the mood of the space. Lighter colours create a feeling of space, while darker shades infuse character. “Neutrals such as beige, grey and ivory complemented with accent colours like blue, lilac and tangerine are in trend. They can be easily incorporated in any modern design setting. For high-end spaces, natural textures like wool, silk and jute are preferred in their various combinations and avatars,” suggests Ayush Choudhary, Founder and Creative Director, Cocoon Fine Rugs. Another factor that needs con


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