12 Ways to Incorporate Carpet in a Room's Design

Make one of the biggest choices for your home easier with inspiration and ideas courtesy of STAINMASTER® carpet.
By: Kristen Wingard
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Sophisticated Symmetry

Two of just about everything (couches, plants, floor lamps, pillows) leads to an almost mirror-like reflection in this transitional living room. The smoked-mirror wall hanging mimics the gray/blue of the diamond-patterned carpet, which is a solid foundation for the lighter colors used throughout the space.
Carpet Details: Construction (Pattern Cut Pile), Mill (Dixie Home), Style (Pegasus Bay), Color (N/A)

Luxurious Window Seat

This soothing space begs you to sit down for breakfast or just to catch up with family and friends. The unique window floods it with light that is then reflected off the sparkling chandeliers. The tone-on-tone carpet pattern lends interest without being overpowering.
Carpet Details: Construction (Pattern Cut Pile), Mill (Masland), Style (Safari), Color (Ivory)

Flooring As Bedroom Focal Point

Flip convention on its ear by choosing a bold zebra-print carpet as the inspiration for your bedroom design. Repeat the black and cream throughout the space in everything from furniture to lamps to accessories.
Carpet Details: Construction (Pattern Cut Pile), Mill (Masland), Style (Kenya), Color (Black Pearl)

Contemporary, Not Cold

Contemporary design is sometimes considered cold, but not in this case. Legless furniture throughout this living room sets the stage for interesting accessories and artwork. The soothing green wall color is pulled right from the carpet (it's always easier to match paint rather than the other way around).
Carpet Details: Construction (Pattern Cut Pile), Mill (Masland), Style (Loxley Sterling), Color (N/A)

Natural Neutral Sitting Area

A subtle floral-patterned carpet brings the outdoors into this sitting area. Texture, rather than color, is used throughout to add visual interest and comfort while the unadorned window floods it with natural light.
Carpet Details: Construction (Pattern Cut Pile), Mill (Masland), Style (Palisades), Color (Arctic)

Brown, Blue and White Done Right

Chocolate and blue continues to be a winning color combination. Even though the carpet and wall color are dark, touches of white in the vases and wall trim keep this living room from feeling too heavy. Black and white artwork hung in a tight grouping on one wall coordinates with a similar piece over the fireplace.
Carpet Details: Construction (Pattern Cut Pile), Mill (Tuftex), Style (All I Know), Color (N/A)

Modern Meets Traditional

The traditional design in this living room carpet is a nice complement to the more modern furniture and accessories paired with it. Metallic accents on all the furniture pieces also tie back into the carpet design.
Carpet Details: Construction (Pattern Cut Pile), Mill (Royalty), Style (Belvedere), Color (Olive)

Beach-Inspired Bedroom

Bring the colors of sand and sea into your bedroom with dune-colored carpet plus soft blue walls and bedding. Silver accessories, picture frames and furniture pulls are sophisticated finishing touches.
Carpet Details: Construction (Texture), Mill (Gulistan), Style (Richleigh), Color (N/A)

Traditional Living Room

Green drapes, rich red walls and brown furniture pieces are mixed with a buff-colored couch and carpet for a balanced color palette in this traditional space. Turn snapshots into artwork for a reminder of favorite vacation memories.
Carpet Details: Construction (Saxony), Mill (Gulistan), Style (Luxurious), Color (N/A)

Grown-Up Living Room

The length of this living room is highlighted by a linear-patterned carpet. Soft white walls combined with glass and metal tables throughout keep the blue and chocolate color scheme light and welcoming.
Carpet Details: Construction (Pattern Cut Pile), Mill (Mohawk), Style (Modern Edge), Color (N/A)

Reclaimed Reading Area

Create a funky spot to sit and read in an otherwise unused bedroom corner. A carpet resembling wood grain twists your interpretation of nature and pairs well with the repetition of squares found in the silver side table, tufted leather chair and a low chest of drawers.
Carpet Details: Construction (Pattern Cut Pile), Mill (Milliken), Style (Dimension), Color (Ivory)

Loft Living Room

When you start with a neutral carpet and walls, the world of color opens up. A rich red is sprinkled throughout this living room from the fabrics to the artwork to the accessories, but many other accent colors could easily be used in the same space.
Carpet Details: Construction (Loop), Mill (Tuftex), Style (Still the One), Color (N/A)

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