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4 living room carpet ideas

Carpet| Style Guide

Carpet is still one of the most popular flooring types for living rooms and it's easy to see why. Warm, soft and comfortable underfoot - what else could you ask for? Once you've decided you'd like to kit your room out with one of our sumptuous carpets, you may be wondering where to start when it comes to choosing your colourway and the pile type that's right for you, that's where we come in.

As the central hub of your home, your living room should be a place of relaxation and cosiness, with the option to entertain and host when needed. With that in mind, what you want from your living room is somewhere functional, comfortable and of course stylish. Our style guide is here to give you just that, along with some inspiration for you to make your room your own.


Cosy lounge room set with grey carpet

What type of carpet is best for your living room?

You may be wondering what type of carpet is best for your living room, so it's helpful to know carpet comes in 3 different pile types: Saxony, Twist and Loop and each have their own individual benefits, so it really depends on how you plan on using your space.

Looking to create a cosy snug? Then we'd recommend Saxony, a soft, deep, plush cut pile that takes comfort to the next level. So plush you can run your hand through the fibres, incorporating a cosy feel instantly and making it an ideal option for your living room floor.

With so many colour options available for you to fall in love with, from cool greys to warming beiges, the choice is yours. What we do know for certain is it'll be a touch of luxury for your living room and entertaining space.

If you'd like to find out more about carpet pile types, you can read our 'Everything you need to know about carpets' blog.


bedroom grey carpet

Grey carpets

Styling a room is a chance to get creative and inject some of your personality into your home with your choice of colourways, furnishings and final touches. As a starting point, you can never go wrong with grey flooring thanks to its versatility and neutral basis. If you're looking to create an on-trend space, then do grey your way. Such as with our Home Choice Washington Monument Carpet that brings a contemporary feel with its mix of dark greys and lighter tones interwoven to create something modern and enticing.

Spacious living room set with grey carpet

Beige carpets

Cosy up and opt for a much-loved beige carpet in your homeliest room. With a variety of warming tones to play with, you certainly won't be short on choice. Warm and earthy tones are everywhere right now, adding a classic feel to your space, whilst also providing the perfect palette for complementary colours with your choice of cushions, rugs and curtains. As it is such a versatile shade, you can really take your pick with splashes of colour, perhaps a beautiful forest green or a contrasting black.

Living room set with beige carpet

Colourful carpet ideas

When choosing a carpet colour, it's important to think about how you want your room to feel and the mood it will create. If you're feeling a little more daring, why not put some colour into your life with one of our coloured carpets. From opulent red to rosy pink to two-tone blue, you don't need to be shy of these colours that may seem a little more daunting whilst you're planning your new floor. Each of these colours exert their own feeling, whilst red is a warming colour that's sure to make a statement, blue is certainly cool-toned and a little more subtle.

Finding complementary furniture and accessories for your living room needn't be difficult either, as dark carpets invite the use of lighter coloured furnishing and light carpets vice versa. You can truly make your living room your own just by adding a little bit of colour, you may be surprised by how much you love the results.

Still unsure? Why not see before you try with our handy Room Visualiser tool that lets you use our floors in your home in the touch of a button - so you can be sure you've found your match.

Living room set with blue carpet

Feeling inspired to recreate some of these looks in your own home? We'd love to see them, don't forget to share your room transformations by tagging us over on Instagram @uk_flooring_direct.