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Carpets are making a comeback in homes

on Wednesday,August 03,2011 14:08

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The comfort and style of carpet is kicking hardwood floors to the curb, and is coming back. Not only is it returning on the floors of home across the country, but it is also appearing in bright, bold colors and patterns, according to the Associated Press.

Hardwood floors and tiles are still preferable in entryways and certain hallways, but it is becoming a must in living rooms, bedrooms and studies. Homeowners may not be just choosing a carpet for comfort, but also as a way to brighten up a room, according to the media outlet.

"People don't trust themselves" to buy art for the walls of a room, Linda Merrill, an interior designer from Duxbury, Massachusetts, told the news source. "People are realizing an easier way is using a patterned carpet to enliven a space without putting pressure on the walls."

Individuals who are interested in becoming interior designers after they complete their design programs may have a chance of landing a job. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for professionals in this field is expected to increase by 19 percent between 2008 and 2018.
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