Patterned carpet ideas

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Patterned carpets can be used to create different interior styles, including modern and traditional living room schemes. Choose from elegant patterns, to bold geometrics and elongating stripes.

If you have a large living room and want to use patterned carpet to break up the expanse of floor space, consider fitting two different designs. Stripes, fitted in opposite directions, can be used to cleverly define a seating or dining area.

Carpets can be used to create the illusion of space or make a room feel more cosy. For example, a horizontal-striped carpet fitted in two areas, such as a hallway and open-plan living room, will give the effect of a wider space.

And in a neutral scheme, it’s easy to add a little pattern with a subtle carpet design. It’s a great way to add texture to the design of your living room, too.

Patterned carpet also gives you the opportunity to introduce more colour to a room than a plain neutral and really warm up the overall decorating scheme.

If you’re feeling brave, introduce vibrant colour with bold deckchair stripes to lift a child’s bedroom or neutral living room. Or try colour-blocking with a bold shade for walls and another for floors – such as dramatic deep blue on the walls, combined with a show-stopping red patterned carpet.

Shorter pile carpets are more hardwearing, making them a good choice for high traffic areas including the living room or hallway. Luxurious deep pile carpet is a great option for bedrooms, however it will need more care.

Take a browse through our gallery of inspiration decorating ideas to find a style that suits your home – whether that’s practical and hardwearing, to provide comfort in children’s rooms, or create the wow-factor in main bedrooms.

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