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A guide to right and budget friendly carpets. IANS

Carpets provide comfort, warmth, to protect floorings from wear and tear & for home decor as well. They can light up a room instantly and convert a boring four-walled space into an interesting cozy place to rest.

Everybody has a different taste, choice and style of living and so is their choice of choosing a carpet for them. We have witnessed many changing trends in carpet designs over the years. From the ancient handwork and traditional designs to modern-day abstract prints, from vibrant and bold colors to soothing greys, we can see that there has been a great shift in design and material for carpets.


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Vikas Gupta, CEO of, Greyweave.com lists the four most creative and budget-friendly carpet trends to look for to stay with today’s trend:-

1) Earthly or Neutral tones

In today’s fast-paced lifestyles, people have shifted their carpet color choices more towards earthy or neutral tones, which could provide a soothing or calming effect to their minds when they look around. In many offices, we can find neutral color carpet floorings such as grey or mud brown. We can also opt for such earthly tones for offices or living rooms to get a calming effect.


Changing trends of Carpets. IANS

2) Use of Eco-Friendly Materials

Sustainable development is the need of the hour and this is the reason why there has been an increase in the demand for carpets made from eco-friendly or natural fibers. Carpets made from jute, wool, sisal, etc or those made from recycled materials are much promoted nowadays. We can also play some role to keep our environment healthy by knowing about the carpet material before making a purchase & choosing eco-friendly ones.

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3) Bright Colours

If you are not a neutral tone lover or want to make any area of a room to be vibrant to lift your mood up or make your carpet a home decor element, you can play with bright colors. Choose vibrant and bright colors wisely for your carpet that goes with the theme of the room including the color of walls and furniture. Go sportive to create a joyful vibe in your room.

4) Play with Patterns

If you are looking for something not so minimalistic then go for patterns. Patterns can never go out of trend. You can choose from a wide variety of patterns including different geometric shapes, chevron, stripes, animal prints, or floral prints. There is a lot to choose from patterns. Patterned carpets are always versatile to decorate your home or offices. (IANS)


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Indian wrestler Ravi Kumar (57kg) and Deepak Punia (86kg) enjoyed fruitful outings at the Tokyo Olympic Games as they secured semifinal berths in their respective weight categories at the Makuhari Messe on Wednesday.

On the opening day of the wrestling competition, Ravi Kumar defeated Bulgaria's Georgi Vangelov 14-4 on technical superiority to reach the last-four in the men's 57kg category, while compatriot Deepak Punia overcame China's Zushen Lin 6-3 on points to advance to the semifinals.

Ravi Kumar will take on Nurislam Sanayev of Kazakhstan in the last-four, while Punia will be up against David Morris Taylor of the USA.

Earlier, Ravi Kumar had won his opening-round bout by technical superiority against Colombia's Oscar Tigreros to secure a quarterfinal spot. Competing in the Round-of-16 bout against the Colombian wrestler, the 23-year-old Ravi Kumar, who is making his Olympic debut, showed no nerves as he dominated the bout to win by technical superiority (13-2).

Ravi Kumar landed attack after attack and went 13-2 up, winning the bout by technical superiority with minutes to spare. In wrestling, building up a 10-point lead over the opponent results in a victory by technical superiority.

India's 86kg freestyle wrestler Deepak Punia showed no signs of the niggle that had forced him to pull out of the Poland Open Ranking Series in Warsaw in June, as he defeated Nigeria's Ekerekeme Agiomor on technical superiority to secure a quarterfinal berth.

He got his Olympic campaign to a fine start as he was in control from the start of the bout and hardly ever allowed his Nigerian opponent any room to maneuver his moves, finally winning with a 12-1 on technical superiority.

Punia, who had also suffered an elbow injury just before the Games, was slow at the start but came into his own as the bout progressed, inflicting takedowns at regular intervals to earn points.

The Indian wrestler eased into a 4-1 lead at the break and extended his lead comfortably in the second period.

Punia, the silver medallist from the 2019 world wrestling championships, then set up a clash with China's Lin Zushen in the quarterfinals and defeated him 6-3.

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