This type of carpet has a little texture and a bit of a designer's touch. Cut loop carpet adds interest to a room. Adding a little texture keeps things casual. Tonal differences such as striped carpet add chicness to the décor.
For more durability, cut pile carpet is a little easier to live with. Footprints do not show as quickly on cut pile carpet as other types do. Texture decisions like this are ideal for bedrooms also, but don't confuse texture with pattern carpet.
The pile adds a little bit of layer that you place stripes and plaids on top of. Neutral colors of textured carpet in dens and libraries add a little bit of a tailored edge, yet keep it simple.
Light colored patterned carpet
Patterned carpet brings something a little different than textured carpet to an space. Patterned cut loop; tone on tone; some organic, traditional, or transitional carpet; or contemporary, such as a diamond grid, add a designer's touch.
Again, neutral colors are a trend. Saturated, committed neutral colors include caramel, taupe, or pumice which is a stony flax. Subtly patterned carpet should not run throughout an entire home. It is for single use spaces such as VIP suites, guest bedrooms, the master bedroom, a private study, or a game or rec room, where the whole family gathers. Patterns in a media or TV room add an extra layer and durability.