staircase carpet ideas for your home

If you’re on a quest to spruce up this essential part of home, we’ve got you (and your stairs) covered. Take a look at our stair carpet ideas to give you the inspiration you need to transform your stairs.

For many of us, the staircase is the first thing our guests see. But, wherever your stairs are in your home, you see them and use them every day, so it’s really important that they look terrific.

make a design statement with stripes

Striped Stair Carpet Striped Stair Carpet
Find the striped carpets for you from our wide range of colours and patterns.


If your staircase is a little smaller than most, make them appear taller with some well-placed stripes. Use vertical stripes to create the illusion of longer stairs.

You can use the same trick with horizontal stripes to widen out narrower staircases too. The added bonus to stripes is that they hide scuffs well, great for stairs because they take a lot of footfall.

create a sense of grandeur and luxury

If you like the monochrome look we have plenty of black carpets to help you recreate this style at home. We can cut and whip any of our carpets to create your bespoke carpet runner.


You can design a bold and grand entrance simply by selecting some striking colours. For example you create a sense of drama when you contrast white painted stairs with a black carpet runner. Imagine watching your guests react as they take in your contemporary monochrome staircase!

Let’s not forget the practicality of black carpet. Scuffs and marks are inevitable, especially on stairs, but because black hides these well it’s a wise choice of colour for a stair runner.

For more advice on stair runners take a look at our helpful article that demonstrates the beauty of stair runners.

going for the classic staircase finish

Neutral Stair Carpet Neutral Stair Carpet
Plain, textured or patterned, for more neutral and beige carpets like this one, dive into our full range and transform your staircase.


If you’re going for classic over contemporary, create a timeless look with earthy and neutral tones. And if you’re a fan of patterns, use the subtle style of a soft patterned carpet to create the kind of soothing atmosphere that’s perfect for welcoming home.

A simple yet sophisticated hall and stairs with two-tone carpet could be exactly what you need to create the kind of look you’ll want to show off to your friends and family.

made to measure

Choosing the best colours and patterns is one thing, but do you know how to measure stair carpet, or fit it? All those angles can make it a tricky business.

If trying to work out how to lay carpet on stairs sounds like a little too much hassle, why not let us take care of everything for you? We’ll measure your rooms for free and our fitting service is approved by Which?

Whenever you’re thinking of trying something new, be sure to choose a design scheme that complements your personal style and works with the rest of your home interior.

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