While a piece of art or furniture tends to serve as the focal point of any room, what sits underneath them can make just as much of a statement. Whether it be animal printed carpet in an fresh hue for modern appeal, or a brightly colored rug that gives some serious punch, these usually overlooked design elements have the ability to completely transform a space. We tapped , Creative Director of the carpet and fabric company , who knows a thing or two about ground décor for tips and tricks of the trade. Here, 11 ways to create an unforgettable space from the ground up.
"Deep indigo is a trend I am seeing everywhere. When done in luxurious silk it creates such a beautiful statement."
Stark 'Veera Collection' Carpet, .
"Antelope carpet is so hot right now in any color. I especially like it in the grey – that feels modern and fresh."
Stark 'Antilocarpa' Carpet, .
"I am loving bold staircases. By adding a geometric design, you make the staircase a focal point. chose a powerful design that creates some serious eye candy."
Stark 'Contemporary Logo' Carpet, .
"I love Moroccan rugs. They make any room cozy and laid back. It’s especially cool to layer it in a bedroom, creating warmth and depth. I love how it envelops this vanity corner."
Stark 'Moroccan' Carpet, .
"I am all about wood right now. I love using wood in patterns such as this STARK carpet. Using wood grain wallpaper on the ceiling or in tiles for a bathroom gives an organic, cool feel."
Stark 'Mccoy' Carpet, .
"This Prince of Wales check is a classic that never goes out of style. I love menswear suiting-inspired designs in the home, especially when used in unexpected ways, like this stair runner by Missoni."
Stark 'Missoni Collection' Carpet, .
"I am loving anything green these days, especially rooms that have layers of green. Here, the zebra hide [unexpectedly] pops against the kelly green walls."
Stark 'Somali Panther Cut Pile' Carpet, .
"I think color has made a comeback. I especially like bold colors paired with a wood paneled room, letting the rug be the source of color and the focal point."
Stark 'Nairamat Collection' Carpet, .
"There is nothing like a neutral organic room that’s full of textures. The anchor of this room design by Alyssa Kapito is a wonderful sisal that gives a depth to the space. It makes everything else pop. The vibe is laid back and timeless chic."
Stark 'Pecola' Carpet, .
"Animal prints are a huge trend, and I love seeing them paired with granny-chic floral wallpaper. This custom tiger carpet done in green is so fresh."
Stark 'Tigress' Carpet, .
"I am all about metallic touches right now. Adding metal studs to a runner adds such a cool element. I love the tailored look."
Stark 'Cadena' Carpet, .