Underlying Thoughts

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“Underlying Thoughts” — Our resident rug, Mat, provides some insight to customers on questions received during the past week.

As promised, I took the time to put together some brief thoughts on upcoming design trends for 2011.  There will be more to come on the subject as we approach the end of the year and industry leaders begin to offer their prophecies for 2011 and beyond.  It is my opinion that the sluggish nature of the economy will find home owners seeking out affordable and aesthetically appealing interior design solutions.  One trend that we will likely see emerging is the use of stair treads and coordinating rug runners instead of wall-to-wall carpeting and here’s why…

Protecting expensive floors is a common goal of homeowners and carpeting is often a preferred solution.  However, with replacement a costly alternative when the carpet wears and/or becomes soiled, it is loosing its allure in mainstream decorating.  High foot traffic can wreck havoc on installed carpeting and depending on the style selected, colours, styles and fibre composition can quickly become outdated and antiquated.  The need to have carpet installed professionally adds another element of cost to already expensive household improvement projects.

Consumers and design professionals need cost effective, easily installed and cared for solutions.  Enter stair treads and coordinating rug runners as the perfect compliment to a design project, renovation or household enhancement.  With a myriad of styles and colours available, the offerings are cost-effective.  Whether a homeowner desires classic appearances or simple muted colours, there is something for everyone.  Additionally, stair treads and rug runners allow beautiful hardwood and ceramic floors to be partially exposed for everyone to see.  Safety is an added benefit of stair treads and coordinating rug runners as they provide traction against slick surfaces.

As decorating trends and styles evolve and take hold as quickly as fashion styles; many are destined to be classics.  Stair treads have that unique staying power.  In 2011 and beyond, anyone searching out contemporary and affordable design solutions, should consider the purchase and installation of stair treads.

Have a thought or comment you’d like to share?  I’d love to hear your opinions on next season’s styles!

All the best!


One Response to “Underlying Thoughts”

  1. eastlandgrl says:

    interesting, thanks

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