#5: Why the Carpet?
Interior design, just like everything else, cycles through trends that change through the decades. A particular generation very often becomes associated with particular design trends, mainly because they’re the primary homeowners while these trends are hot. Enter carpet. Once seen as a luxurious status symbol, wall-to-wall carpets became more affordable in the 1950s and people started installing them like crazy in their homes. Baby Boomer homeowners were no different.
The carpet had a boost in popularity in the early 2000s during the McMansion era of housing. Coincidentally, that’s when a lot of Baby Boomers were homeowners and Millennials were still pretty young. Now that Millennials are adults, they can’t help but wonder why anyone would cover gorgeous wood floors with dusty, gross synthetic fibers.