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Top 5 hotel room design ideas with carpets that transform spaces

In this article, we’re looking at some of the most unique hotel room design ideas, based on carpet patterns that have the capability of transforming the space. The flooring surface is a powerful medium as part of the design process and is often considered as the fifth wall. The floor is one of the largest surfaces in the room and a cost-effective way of putting a unique design mark. Here are our top 5 hotel room design ideas for 2021.

  1. The biophilic design trend

First up is the immensely popular biophilic design trend. Enhanced by the pandemic and the desire to bring the relaxing elements of nature into an interior. As our home has taken on the function of workplace and refuge, it has become the place we spend the majority of our time in. Needless to say that bringing in elements enhancing our wellness feel is immensely popular.

For our biophilic hotel room design idea, we have taken inspiration from the Amazonia rainforest in Peru. The fantastic flora spotted through the Amazonian rainforest gave us enough inspiration to craft a carpet of leaves. This fresh design will your guest room space into a serene oasis that reflects tranquility.

2. Pottery inspiration and earth tone inspiration

The popularity of warm earth tones is a value remaining strong in interior design and has a huge following in interiors and fashion. Likewise, pottery and handcrafting ceramics is a major trend, as a counterbalancing act to our digital lives. Pottery is super tactile and an excellent refuge from the online world. On our recent trip to Peru, we discovered the Museo Larco with a massive collection of ceramics from the different civilizations in Peru’s history. The tremendous pottery collection features intriguing details and distinctive shapes. Therefore, we seized some inspiration to design an artisan carpet and create another hotel room design idea. The particular vessels that caught our attention were these masterpieces ornamented with geometric patterns.

3. Pink and mint color schemes

It’s rather obvious at Talk Carpet that we’re strong fans of the pink and mint color trends since these two are our brand colors. We’ve seen these two colors pop up more and more on design palettes and in hotel room designs by our clients. For this guest room idea, we’re incorporating them into a fun and paired-down geometric pattern.

4. The re-emergence of art deco in interior design

Art deco has never really gone fully out of trend, however recently this design aesthetic is having a full blow re-emergence. Some are predicting a post-pandemic world with similarities to the roaring twenties in the 20th century. A world of vibrant colors, patterns, and lifestyles.

For our fourth hotel room design idea, we’re taking inspiration from bold street art in Valencia and infusing it with modern-day art deco influences. Keeping the overall pattern very light and bright, while incorporating signature geometric shapes. This pattern is a proud winner of the 17th annual Hospitality Design Awards, held at Cipriani NY in 2021.

5. Blending organic and geometric pattern styles

We’re closing this list of hotel room design ideas by focusing on the trend of blending organic patterns with linear and geometric pattern styles. For a very long time, striped patterns were extremely popular in hospitality design. That was replaced a few years back by a switch to organic patterns, often inspired by nature or watercolor paintings. A new trend is to blend both styles into a mixed pattern style.

Our blended pattern is inspired by wood bark and creates a linear pattern that is at the same time organic, with a natural flow.

If this article inspired you to create a unique carpet pattern for your next hospitality design project, then please reach out to one of our team members. We have an incredible custom carpet program that excels in its creativity, lead time, and competitive pricing. You can read more about it here.


Special edition magazine with hundreds of carpet ideas

As we’re approaching the end of 2021, we’re taking a look back at all the stunning carpets we have created to date. Discover our special edition magazine, filled with carpet ideas and the story behind the design concept and inspiration.

At Talk Carpet, we’re proud of our creativity and love to showcase how we can be your partner in creating truly unique flooring concepts. Each week we launch new patterns on our blog so that you can always find the most innovative and trendy carpet ideas at Talk Carpet. All of our carpet concepts can be sampled within 7 business days and are easily customizable. Plus if you decide to move forward, we can get the carpet delivered to you within 7 to 9 weeks.

Our carpets are tailored towards commercial projects, where we focus on hospitality carpet, office carpet, and multi-family carpet. In order to cater to a multitude of budgets, we offer a selection of 9 carpet substrates in broadloom and 5 carpet constructions in carpet tiles. Plus we’re proud to be using a majority of recycled nylon or natural fibers such as wool. Sustainability is at the core of our business and all our carpets are Cradle to Cradle certified.

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Reform Radiant is a brand new ombre carpet tile collection by ege

Ombre Carpet is a Hot Trend & EGE’s New Collection is Just Right!

Ombre – a derivative from the French word “ombrer,” meaning “to shade” – is no new idea in fashion and design. However, in recent years it has become extremely popular, especially within the beauty industry. The gentle progressive gradient from one color to another is soothing to the soul, from ombre nails to ombre hair. It allows for the combination of two different and sometimes highly contrasting hues to magically flow as one. The choice of colors can make the effect and subtle or bold as you wish, giving near-infinite design possibilities.

Right now, the ombre is hot not just in the world of beauty but also in interior design. And ege Carpets’ new ombre carpets in the Reform Radiant collection are right on-trend. Here is a closer look at the collection and the inspiration behind it. Alongside this, we offer advice on how you can work our ombre carpets into your commercial space.

Inspired by the Continuum Between Dark and Light

Our ombre carpet features a gradient pattern between dark and light. Although maybe not immediately apparent, this same transition happens every day in the world around us. The sun throws a cascade of light onto our planet each morning. It illuminates the Earth and invites us to start our day. Its intensity brightens throughout the morning, providing us with warmth and comfort. Then, after the sun reaches its midday peak, the world gradually descends back into darkness and stillness. This transition is not as obvious as the gradual flow of colors on an ombre surface; we cannot see all parts of the spectrum at once. Yet, we can’t deny we live in an ombre world.

This continuum between light and dark is the inspiration for our ombre carpet in the Reform Radiant Collection. It reflects this ever-changing ambiance and the movement of light throughout the day. There are ten color groups in the collection with varying tones, passing through the colors of the rainbow. Each is beautifully blended with a complementary dark tone, highlighting the difference and transitions between dark and light.

Influenced by Dancing Light and Morphing Shadows

Our ombre carpet has a linear base that uses only the two contrasting colors in its threads. The fade from one shade to the other is created by changing the frequency of these lines to produce a gradient effect. This reflects the movement of light in our world. Light creates everchanging shadows that morph and mutate with the sun’s movements. Glass panels separated by columns and railings characteristic of contemporary architecture make the effect of light even more multi-dimensional. This dimension is then lost temporarily until the sun rises again the following day.

Moreover, the sun’s rays react differently when hitting different surfaces. Light dances and plays with the world that we have created. Manmade metal objects reflect the light, causing these surfaces to glitter in its glow and send a cascade of light in other directions. The ombre carpet tiles in our collection have this same sparkling effect. Rather than being flat and monotonal, they allow you to create your very own energy concentration with visual impact.

Interesting Floor Designs with Vivid Color Transitions

The beauty of our ombre carpet lies in its flexibility. You can use the wall-to-wall carpet for a continuous and gentle flow of vivid color across any commercial interior. Multiple color transitions can run across the floor, which works great in larger spaces. Alternatively, our tiles and planks allow you to define specific areas within the room with a pop of color. This works incredibly well for marking out quiet zones, pathways, or communal areas without the need for physical partitions. It creates a structure within an open space, giving every inch of the room a defined purpose.

On the other hand, our ombre carpet doesn’t need to be blended at all. Using our light-toned tiles, you can capture the effect of the glittering sun and shadows within the space. These can run parallel to one another for a soft-dappled effect. On the other hand, rotating the tiles or groups of tiles can subtly break up a large open interior. Mixing different yet harmonizing tones within a color group adds more dimension for a truly imaginative space. With this dynamic form, our ombre carpet can help up-level any modern interior.


ReForm Mark of Time by ege: carpet that looks like stone

Implementation of natural textures is widespread in interior design, intended to add a subtle touch of interest. A carpet that looks like stone is an unexpected way to introduce texture and dimension and is well in line with the biophilic design trend. Reform Mark of Time is a brand new collection by our partner ege Carpets and takes inspiration from the stunning stone layers created through seismic history. The refined pattern is enough to add a subtle visual touch while not overpowering the other elements. 

However, the focus isn’t only on providing exclusive design. In addition, the fresh concept includes an eco-friendly approach towards production. Turning waste into premium quality fibers is one step of the process, guaranteeing sustainable options for premium flooring. 

The innovative design

Designer Carol Appleton is responsible for the outstanding concept that combines innovative production techniques, environment-friendly materials, and a refined design. The creative director and textile designer studied at the University of Manchester, obtaining a degree in textile design and design management. She didn’t only design a carpet but rather an intelligent solution that makes the designer’s work more straightforward. 

One of the unique selling points for this carpet is the faultless joins. The new concept points that the design is available in tiles, planks, wall-to-wall, and Figura. The Figura is an original tile concept, available in multiple distinctive geometric shapes for flexibility.  With the tiles available in different sizes and shapes, designers have huge flexibility to create a personalized look with standard products. You can simply create a custom pattern by playing with different designs, colors, and tile sizes. 

As you can spot on this image, the carpet planks create a gorgeous chevron pattern. The color combination ranges from earthy browns to ash greys. This dynamic pattern is ideal if you wish to inject a dose of energy into the space.  The design and flexibility find ideal implementation in curating commercial spaces. Designers can visually divide the space using different carpet colors or patterns or direct the traffic flow to the desired point. Whether you wish to define the waiting area or outline the meeting room, the possibilities are infinite. 


The carpet that looks like stone is environment friendly and suitable for sustainable flooring projects. ege Carpets recycles plastic bottles into a high-quality backing material that guarantees longevity. On top of that, the recycled material has excellent acoustic performance.  In addition, the brand works with Econyl which recycles fishing nets into durable yarn. The fishing net is a common water pollutant, opposing a direct threat to marine life. These sustainable practices combine the eco-friendly approach with providing durability and quality. 


With an extensive array of color tones ranging from neutral to rich, a carpet such as a Reform Mark of Time that looks like stone is a true staple. The color palette draws inspiration from natural minerals, enhanced with darker colors. 

Landslide and Bedrock are the two available patterns, which allow mixing and matching for a more dramatic approach. Each design is available in 15 different colors, carefully picked to let combining choices for designers. 

Reform Mark of Time offers flexibility and provides enough freedom for personalized projects. Designers working on complex projects will find approaches to implement the outstanding natural texture. A carpet that looks like stone will tie the space together and anchor the other elements. In addition, you can pair the different patterns and colors for added visual interest. Designers can achieve different looks, depending on the tile shapes and sizes they choose. 

The refined design has a smooth implementation in modern spaces. It mixes with other textures to perfection, creating an aesthetically pleasing fusion of natural elements. The carpet that looks like stone brings a balanced combination of quality, aesthetics, versatility, and sustainability. The concept proves that we don’t need to sacrifice good looks when being mindful of the environment. 


Concrete carpet as part of the new Reform Construction collection by ege Carpets

The New Reform Construction Collection Brings You Concrete Carpet

Ege Carpets has just launched a new collection of concrete carpet tiles: the Reform Construction Collection. The inspiration from these designs came from the modern world in which we live. Today, manmade buildings make the backdrop of our daily lives. Materials such as concrete and iron have become the building block of our homes, places of work, and paths that we walk on. We come into contact with these materials every single day.

The latest collection uses these two hard construction materials as inspiration to create a soft interpretation of concrete and iron. By doing so, it redefines these materials we perceive as hard and cold. Instead, it transforms them into a soft, warm, and welcoming addition to an interior. Here is a look at the concrete carpet from the Reform Construction Collection in more detail.

Concrete Carpet Influenced by Natural Surfaces

When imagining concrete, a dull, flat, grey image may come to mind. However, looking closely at the natural construction material, you see it takes on different textures, tones, and patterns. Concrete surfaces are made from varying combinations of cement, sand, stone, and water. A spectrum of different tones can arise depending on the precise amount of each substance used. The bumps and imperfections of the rough surface further give the material character and a raw aesthetic. Occasional air bubbles only add to the material’s imperfect finish.

Taking these tiny details into account, the resultant concrete carpet pattern is anything but bland. The carpet is as highly detailed as an unpolished concrete surface. It is a beautiful blend of natural colors layered to resemble this hard material. There are five color group combinations in total, each complementing the other and replicating the naturally rough surface of this material. The multi-level loop structure further adds depth and texture synonymous with concrete’s natural effect. The final result may be soft under your feet, but its ties to construction materials are unmistakable. It has the perfect harmony of hard and soft, a welcome addition to any interior project.

Effortless Color Variation to Create Dynamic Spaces

Just as concrete is one of the building blocks for the modern world, the concrete carpet has a similar modular effect. It is available in tiles, allowing designers to mix and match different colored concrete carpets for many possibilities. Thanks to the all-natural color scheme, these different hues harmonize and make for some stunning combinations. This allows defining areas visually or subtly marking out walkways using various carpets from the collection. From communal zones to quiet spaces, the carpet can distinguish unique sections without a physical partition. It adds a sense of order without a feeling of separation.

When defining areas in this way, transitions can be as fluid or as sharp as you wish. This is all thanks to the 38″x38″ mix tile. This oversized gradient carpet tile seamlessly blends the concrete carpet’s main two pre-defined hues in effortless form. Doing so enables the creation of functional and dynamic spaces, blending or blocking colors to work with the interior. Alternatively, the Reform Construction Collection’s concrete carpet can be bought in more giant planks or wall-to-wall sizes. This creates a beautiful unbroken space with the natural concrete patterning running from wall to wall. With such a dynamic form, there are few interiors the concrete carpet wouldn’t work in.

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Biophilic interior design, a review of this hot design trend

Of all the countries we have visited in the past year, one immerging trend that captured our hearts is biophilic interior design. This aesthetic works on harnessing our innate love for the natural world and creating innovative interiors that bring nature inside. In an urban world where technology and industrial architecture are taking over, maintaining this connection is crucial. It’s great for human health and boosts our mental wellbeing. It also makes for some of the most inventive and creative interiors seen today.

In this article, we delve deeper into some of the best examples of inspiration for biophilic design. These are some of the most astonishing and naturally beautiful parts of our planet. We also run through examples of biophilic interiors we discovered on our travels. Lastly, we share some of our custom carpet ideas and mood boards inspired by this influential design trend.

Inspirational and Beautiful Natural Surroundings

Biophilic interior design is all about incorporating nature into our built environment. Thankfully, there is so much variety within our world that offers near-endless sources of inspiration. And it is this variety that makes our planet so beautiful. Simply take a look at the world around you. The mountains, lakes, forests, flowers, animals, and other natural features all hold beauty. This gives us so much choice when creating a biophilic interior. Which natural wonders do we wish to bring inside? What will be our inspiration?

We want to start by looking back at some of the most awe-inspiring natural environments we had the pleasure of visiting. First, we are heading back to the pink salt lakes in Aigues-Mortes, South of France. The place is a pink paradise. From the waters of the lake to the shrimp living in its depths and flamingos lining its shores, it’s like nothing we’ve seen before. The place is magical and the unspoiled nature is immense. You can read more about our trip to the lakes here. This scenery would make a bold and unique twist on a biophilic interior. Rather than using colors traditionally associated with nature – such as greens and browns – this landscape pulls on pinks, blues, and white.

Our trip to the Fayoum Desert in Egypt also left a profound impact on us. The desert truly is inspiring and a must-see for anyone visiting Egypt. A far cry from the bustling streets of the capital, standing in the desert leaves you feeling peaceful and calm. With nothing to see but sand and blue skies, all your problems disappear. Capturing this feeling of serenity within an interior through biophilic interior design would be incredible. Again with a non-traditional color palette – this time of sandy yellows and blues – there is plenty to draw on. Textures of sand and rock could also be incorporated.

Restaurants Integrating Biophilic INTERIOR Design

While traveling, we frequently saw biophilic interior design adopted in restaurants. First, we are off to Our Local @ 117 Kloof, a Cape Town café that is a true nature lover’s delight. The space is a lush oasis filled with plants and flowers. The use of green and brown throughout have an undeniable connection with nature. From the stone flooring to the exposed wood tabletops, the designers used plenty of raw materials throughout. Even the architecture of the building aims to bring people and nature together as one. Its glass greenhouse-like roof floods the café with natural light, another key consideration when designing a biophilic interior.

Another of our all-time favorites is the Botania Restaurant in downtown Madrid. Combining bright and playful colors with natural elements, the designers perfectly captured the spirit of Spanish people while drawing on nature. Many raw materials are used, including a stunning rattan ceiling and wicker chairs. Plants also feature heavily in the design. The fern-filled roof is one show-stopping element that instantly connects diners with the natural world.

Two more Madrid-based restaurants – New York Burger and Restaurant Santita – also hopped on the biophilic design trend. The New York Burger restaurant features a statement grass ceiling and lots of exposed wood. Restaurant Santita relied on rattan elements and foliage to bring the natural world inside. The use of exposed stone walls has a raw element, reminding us of mud-brick structures in the Fayoum desert. You can read more about this trio of inspirational restaurants here.

Nature Inspired Hotels Bringing the Outdoors Inside

Being greeted by greenery when entering a hotel can work wonders on the mental state of the anxious traveler. As such, it was no surprise that many hotels visited on our travels have incorporated nature into their interiors. One of the best examples of biophilic design in hospitality includes the La Donaira resort in the South of Spain. This eco-resort is extremely rustic, using materials such as wood, clay, and sandstone throughout. The resort blends seamlessly with the landscape outside, yet includes modern touches for a luxury-feel stay. This clever use of biophilic design immerses guests in a paradise-like world, instantly upping the experience of their stay.

Stockholm is home to several can’t-miss biophilic interiors. One example is the Ett Hem Hotel, a far step from the typical Scandinavian design. The space feels undeniably modern and warm, brimming with unique Scandinavian furniture pieces. However, the designer has not forgotten about our innate love and need for nature. Rooms are flooded with natural light and full of lush green plants. The Downtown Camper and Hobo Hotel in downtown Stockholm rely on similar design tricks to bring the outdoors inside. You can read about both of these interiors here.

Nature Themed Custom Carpet Patterns

We took the inspiration from our travels to create some stunning custom carpet patterns working on the biophilic design trend. For our tropical banana leaf carpet, we took inspiration from the Renaissance portraits by Cooper and Gorfer. Using their loud and flamboyant colors and patterns, we repurposed our original banana leaf print. This just shows how flexible and creative you can be when designing biophilic interiors. Your color palette does not have to be subdued and natural. You can use bold colors and clashing patterns by relying on plant-like shapes or natural textures to bring the outside inside.

Alternatively, using a carpet that mimics a natural terrain also works well. Take our moss carpet, for example. Using this in any interior transforms the floor of the building into a rainforest trail. It is lime green and loud, but still similar to real-life moss. Similarly, our 3D carpet inspired by a 3D moonscape room can also be repurposed and used within a biophilic interior. Its sand-like texture and warm sunset colors are both seen in the natural world. The overall effect, when used in combination with other design techniques, transports you to a sandy desert-like landscape.

Biophilic Mood Boards for Interior Inspiration

Using some of our other nature-inspired carpets as a backdrop, we made several mood boards that can be utilized for a biophilic interior. For our rainforest mood board, we took inspiration from nature itself. We layered light and dark green hues to resemble wildlife and trees over our chevron carpet background. Our bird of paradise mood board is also nature-inspired, this time from the exotic South African flower. Known for its bright colors, we incorporated similar yellows, blues, and pinks over a green backdrop. By taking colors directly from nature it is easy to build color pallets that reflect the environment but that also work seamlessly together.

For a forest-themed interior, the colors and textures put together in our forest neutrals mood board work effortlessly. We chose Jun Takahashi’s SS21 Women’s Collection cover as inspiration for this look. Using the same brown, green, and blue tones, we created a natural color palette that features interesting woven, stone, and wooden textures. This mood board offers a prime example of how the inspiration for biophilic design can be found outside nature as well. Using these as inspiration for your next project is bound to create a welcoming environment that connects with nature.