A staircase isn’t simply a functional aspect of a home that takes you from A to B. In fact, transforming a staircase into a feature using striped carpets has become increasingly popular in recent years.

Why are stripes taking so in vogue for staircase carpets all over the country, and how should you be using them in your home?


If you’re clued in about fashion, you’ll know that wearing vertical stripes can give you the illusion of height – and they have exactly the same effect on staircases.

striped carpet staircase

Vertical stripes create the illusion of space by elongating your stairs. The way your home looks can have a huge impact on the way it feels. So, stripes really can help make your home feel airy and open.

Busy stripes are great at concealing dirt and wear and tear; making it the perfect choice of patterned carpet for high traffic areas like your stairs.


The hallway and staircase are often the first features guests will see so you want them to make a good first impression. If the carpet in the hallway is a neutral colour like off-white or beige then going for bright stripes makes a bold fashion statement and immediately draws the eye.

Black, grey and white stripes on the staircase look fabulous next to a plain white or cream carpet and give your home a contemporary look. Different widths jazz up the look and give your home a bit of an edge too.

striped carpet on stairs

If you really want to make the stairs the focal point of your home, attention-grabbing jade coloured stripes interspersed between more neutral colours are perfect.

So, buy striped carpets because not only do they elongate your stairs but they also add character to your home and exhibit your bold fashion flair!

Try out different styles of striped carpets by ordering free samples!

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