Carpeting: How to Choose a Color that Will Work for Years to Come

Silver Creek, by Bloomsburg Carpet. Astro, Cosmo and Elroy

Silver Creek, by Bloomsburg Carpet. Astro, Cosmo and Elroy

Carpeting is an investment that has a big impact on any room. Aside from things like carpet type, fiber, pattern and quality, you have to decide on color. For those who love monochromatic rooms, it can be a relatively easy decision, but for most of us, it's one of the toughest choices. You don't want to simply choose a color you love, or you may find yourself in the difficult position of trying to make the rest of the room "go with" the carpeting! What's more, it can be extremely difficult to visualize what a color will look like in a room, just by looking at a little swatch. If you're just not sure where to start when it comes to deciding what color carpeting to choose, read on for a few pointers:

Look at These Things First

When carpeting a living room or family room, look at your sofa for inspiration. Most sofas, unless custom-made, come in a limited range of four or five colors. Start your decision-making process by looking at your room and finding the element or elements that you can't — or don't intend to — change.

Next, consider the walls. Are they a neutral hue that will go with almost any color? Are you planning to change the color? If you are planning to repaint your room, choose a wall color first and get any painting done before having new carpeting installed. That will make your choice of carpet color a little less tricky.

Why a Neutral Color Choice May Be Your Best Bet

Carpet, because it covers a large area, can have a huge impact in a room. Replacing a carpet every few years is not in the cards for many of us, which is one reason that neutral colors are the biggest sellers in carpeting. You can always add some of your favorite colors with less expensive elements in the room such as accent pillows, draperies and artwork.

A neutral carpet doesn't necessarily mean a boring carpet. Add interest with texture using friezes or cut and loop styles. You can also choose a flecked neutral, for a subtle touch of color. (Bonus: Flecked styles also help hide lint and bits of dirt in between vacuuming.)

Consider Your Lifestyle

If you have kids and/or pets, you probably don't want white or cream-colored carpeting, which will show spots and stains more than other colors. By the same token, even though a dark color may be great for hiding stains, it will also show lint and dust more than other colors. If you decide to go for a color rather than a neutral, stick with a mid-tone. A carpet that's neither light nor dark will be best at masking spots, stains, lint and dust.  Anticipating what will last long term, style-wise, and color-wise is always wise. 😉

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Things To Keep In Mind When Carpeting A Child’s Room

Carpeting certainly makes a lot of sense if you are trying to decide on a flooring option for a child or baby's room. It's provides warmth and padding for falls and can be a comfortable place to sit, crawl or lie down. Unless you have a child that suffers from allergens that can become caught in the carpet fibers, it's really a great idea.

There are, however, something things you will want to keep in mind in deciding to carpet a childs room

  • Choose a fiber and style that will be easy to clean. All parents know that spills are a part of life for children and toddlers and unless you have a rule that no snacks or drinks are allowed in their room, there will be spills.
  • Consider safety issues. Wool is naturally resistant to fire, but it is also one of the most expensive carpet types. You can also find carpet that is less likely to carry allergens, are stain resistant and the options go on and on. Make a list of what your major concerns are before you begin shopping.
  • Pick a color, design or style that will grow with your child. You may not mind changing the carpeting in a couple of years if you have the money to do so, but not everyone want to undergo that type of job so soon. Choosing a carpet that will be appropriate for years to come will rectify that problem. Remember that you can put out throw rugs, play rugs and so forth, that can be moved around and washed.

Aside from these tips, remember that regular maintenance such as vacuuming and cleaning up spills immediately can help prolong the life of your carpeting. If you have any questions or would like help carpeting your child's room or any room in your home or office, please feel free to visit our website or contact us.

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Fresh off the Loom: Braid Weave

Braid Weave by Bloomsburg Carpet

Tuva Looms Braid Weave


Tuva Looms announces the launch of Braid Weave, a modern take on traditional braided carpet, available in 8 colors beginning November, 1st.


Braid Weave features 100% Zeftron solution dyed nylon and is woven through the back to create a durable and stylish product. As with all Bloomsburg Carpet products, Braid Weave is proudly made in the U.S.A. 


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Sneak Peek At Bloomsburg Carpet’s Newest Hit: Blanquette



Bloomsburg Carpet introduces Blanquette, a modern masterpiece that combines the finest woolen yarns with lustrous accent yarns. 

Classic coloring and durably woven into a rich texture, Blanquette is the perfect fit for any installation.  

Available in 8 different colorways, Blanquette is certified as Green Label Plus and proudly made in the U.S.A. 

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Some Great Ideas for Home Theater Carpeting

Home theaters have become a highly desired feature in many fine homes. The entertainment value they provide appeals to an increasing number of home owners, not to mention home theater's added contribution to a home's resale value. 

Luxury Home Theater Carpet

Luxury Home Theater Carpet

Home theater carpeting plays a huge role in the success of a home theater, not only from an aesthetic perspective, but also because of the sound absorbent qualities it can impart. There are many great options for home theater carpet ideas that not only look beautiful, but that help sharpen the acoustic quality of the room as well.

Ideas for Home Theater Carpeting 

The scale and size of a home theater can help determine some of the more important design considerations. Larger rooms may experience echo effects from the theater speakers.  A soft, plush velvet carpet such as Bloomsberg's Pom-Pom Bluet acts, not only to muffle the echoes.  It also provides a plush, luxurious theater ambience to the room.  The carpet comes in a variety of colors, but the Bluet hue adds an especially bright, theater-like touch.

Carpeting in cinema-themed home theaters are often chosen specifically to project a genuine theater feel. This type of carpeting comes in a wide range of styles and in varying grades and prices. Carpets that are a bit more plush and that have extra heft, tend to work better in home theater settings than their thinner counterparts. Bloomsburg carpet offers a number of suitable carpet types.

Home Theatre Carpet

Luxury Carpeting by Bloomsburg Carpet

The eye-appeal of Bloomsburg's Straightaway striped carpeting is striking. The lush, thick, velvety texture feels great underfoot, and helps substantially dampen sound for a clearer, cleaner effect. 

Home owners who prefer solid colors can add a contrasting border for a classic, yet dramatic effect.  Bloomsburg's Axminster weave Crossover Border carpet provides luxurious texture with traditional style.

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If you are considering installing a home theater, please contact us for your carpeting needs.  Bloomsburg Carpet carries the fine, high quality carpeting that you want.


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Cool Summer Styles from Bloomsburg Carpet

As the Summer begins to wind down, now is a great time to check out some cool designs from Silver Creek, by Bloomsburg Carpet. Astro, Cosmo and Elroy feature a sophisticated flatweave style design, creating a "carved" dimension. Wrap your Summer up with the finest American made woven carpet.

See and feel the new products for yourself; available in four color ways.  

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Silver Creek, by Bloomsburg Carpet. Astro, Cosmo and Elroy

Silver Creek, by Bloomsburg Carpet. Astro, Cosmo and Elroy

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The Top Carpet Trends for 2016

Rosario | Saddle

Color and texture are the operative terms for the top carpet trends for 2016. This is the year to reach beyond the neutral beige and tan colors to bring carpet out of the background and into the forefront as an important decorating element.

The many color variations, patterns and textures now available are elevating carpet as the focal point of inspirational interior designs.

The color of a room's carpeting can make the room look more expansive, or smaller and cozier, as desired.  For instance, a Silver Creek brand, 100% wool, Wilton special weave in a deep Saddle color with a beige border can offer the same neutral advantages as a light beige carpet, but the darker brown makes any room appear cozy and intimate.

A major shift in carpet trends for 2016 is toward soft texture and layered color. Bloomsburg's soft Open Plain/Orient style nylon velvet carpet with a jute backing comes in a deep shade of red, which is arresting without being overwhelming. The demure vertical pattern has the same effect as the dark Saddle carpet, in terms of providing a more intimate environment, but can tie in different colored accents in a way that includes the carpet as a primary design element. 

White carpeting is also trending this year, because of its ability to make a small room look larger.  A patterned white carpet, such as Bloomsburg's Marta/Ivory style in 69% wool, and 31% nylon in a Wilton weave with a jute backing, can add special visual interest and is easier to maintain than stark white carpeting. The two pale shades of high quality carpet can go far to not only visually expand a room, but to also tie it together with wall or trim colors.

If you are interested in exploring the possibilities inherent in high quality carpeting, please contact us for further information or visit Bloomsburg Carpet Here to see our quality carpet collections. 

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Relax in your Home with Beautiful Broadloom By Barbara Barry

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Four Good Reasons to Have Your Carpet Cleaned Regularly

Part of maintaining the beautiful quality of carpeting in a home is to invest in regular cleanings. Allowing a carpet to become soiled can quickly detract from a room's appearance and even pose a health hazard to occupants. There are several benefits that regular carpet cleanings can provide to a home's general upkeep.

1. Remove Allergens 

The cleanliness of a carpet can directly influence the quality of a room's air. Pollutants like dust, mites, and pollen can become trapped in the fibers of a carpet and be released into the room. but don't fret, a quality carpet steam cleaner can rid of the carpet of such allergens, improving air quality and debis as well as improving the smell of ones home.

2. Extend Carpet's Lifetime

Regular cleaning can protect the warranty of carpeting and slow down its natural wear. Making a habit of cleaning a carpet even when new can extend the period of time for which it appears the most vibrant and help to retain the texture of the fibers.

3. Reverse Pet-Related Stains and Aromas

Cleaning a carpet is especially essential for pet owners. Dogs and cats shed thousands of hairs and dander that can become trapped in carpeting, and household soiling can promote bacterial growth. Carpet cleaning can eliminate pet-associated scents and unsightly stains.

4. Prevent Mold

Carpets which are not routinely cleaned can foster mold spores. These spores can, over time, proliferate into colonies and spread through the carpeting and nearby furniture. Mold grows readily on damp areas, such as an untreated stain, so maintaining the cleanliness of a carpet can prevent mold from taking root in a home. 

In order to maximize a carpet's appearance and quality, regular cleanings are an important investment.

Bloomsburg Carpet carries an extensive line of high quality carpet in a wide array of colors and patterns.  For more information on purchasing high quality carpeting, please visit us at or contact us for further information.

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8 Great Reasons to Choose Carpet for your Next Room Renovation

When renovating one's home, high quality carpeting can play a major role in establishing the room's overall look and feel. It can also provide the inspiration for its color scheme, upon which to build accents, select furniture and accessories. Here are 8 Great Reasons to Choose Carpet for your Next Room Renovation


With the myriad of cuts, patterns, and colors available, there are unlimited possibilities to satisfy any desired style statement, whether contemporary or traditional, dramatic or subtle. High quality carpet has what it takes to pull the look together.

Sound Buffering

A well made carpet has the capacity to absorb sound.  Carpeting with padding underneath further enhances this ability.

Energy Conservation

High end carpet has the potential to make a major contribution to the insulation of any room's environment.  It insulates floors, and also provides a psychological feeling of warmth.


Falls most often happen on tiled or wooden floors.  Carpeting adds traction and substantially reduces the risk of falls.

Health Benefits

High quality carpet can trap dust and other allergens holding them in place until it is vacuumed.


Carpeting requires less effort to maintain than hard surface flooring. Hard flooring often becomes scratched and requires rerefinishing. This factor leads to carpet costing less to maintain as well.


Carpeting has the potential to unify the décor of any room with patterns, textures, pile heights and colors. High end carpeting can create virtually any look you want.


The soft, tactile feel of high quality carpeting creates a cozy atmosphere in any room, enabling one to toss a pillow down and curl up to read a book or sit in front of a fireplace in complete comfort.

Bloomsburg Carpet carries an extensive line of high quality carpet in a wide array of colors and patterns.  Please contact us for further information.

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