Top 3 trending stair carpet design & ideas

The carpet on your stairs is a lot like your bath, it provides you with comfort and makes your house more homely, but you don’t always necessarily think about it, do you? 


Imagine your staircase without carpet, it just wouldn’t be the same – cold, hollow and uninviting. But stairs that have been covered in a layer of carpet, whatever the pattern, thickness or material may be, are totally transformed.

You may already like the carpet on your stairs and just be keeping an eye out for ideas for when you do replace it in the future. Or you could have just moved into a new property and ripped up the old carpet as part of your renovation work. Or maybe, you’ve set your sights on replacing your old carpet, but haven’t done it yet because you aren’t sure what to replace it with.


Whatever your circumstances, you’re in the right place. Take a look at these top 3 trending staircase ideas with carpet for guidance and inspiration on transforming your staircase in no time at all! 


1. Grey stair carpet ideas 

Because staircases are heavy footfall areas, you ideally want to choose a colour that isn’t going to show up every single mark. Cue grey carpets – not only are they highly practical, they’re uber stylish and gender neutral too!


Pair your grey carpet with: Bright white bannisters and matching white and blank canvas walls that immediately draw your attention to your grey staircase carpet. Silver finishings and accessories look really stylish against a grey/cream or white colour scheme. For example, a row of silver photo frames running up your stairs and silver light fittings and light switches.


Other colours that work well with grey:

  • Any other shade of grey
  • Mustard
  • Blue 
  • Green
  • Red
  • Blush pink

Some grey carpet options to get you started:

£ 21.99

Only £ 21 .99 sqm

Long Lasting Luxury Range
A durable carpet which is ideal for all areas of your home. Great for homes with children & pets.
  • 10 Years stain guarantee
  • Guarantee Wear: 10 Years
  • Available widths: 4m and 5m
£ 17.99

Only £ 17 .99 sqm

Long Lasting Luxury Range
A durable carpet which is ideal for all areas of your home. Great for homes with children & pets.
  • 10 Years stain guarantee
  • Guarantee Wear: 10 Years
  • Available widths: 4m and 5m
£ 4.79

Only £ 4 .79 sqm

  • 3 Years stain guarantee
  • Guarantee Wear: 3 Years
  • Available widths: 4m
£ 7.99

Only £ 7 .99 sqm

Modern Loops Range
Great for modern-day family life, with various loop designs.
  • Bleach Cleanable: Yes
  • Backing: Action
  • Available widths: 4m and 5m
£ 29.99

Only £ 29 .99 sqm

Softest Touch Range
  • Soft & luxurious
  • Warm underfoot
  • Ultimate luxury
  • 5 Years stain guarantee
  • Guarantee Wear: 5 Years
  • Available widths: 4m
£ 37.99

Only £ 37 .99 sqm

Long Lasting Luxury Range
A durable carpet which is ideal for all areas of your home. Great for homes with children & pets.
  • 7 stain guarantee
  • Guarantee Wear: 7
  • Available widths: 4m and 5m

Shop our full range of grey carpets


2. Contemporary carpets for stairs


When it comes to carpeting your stairs, so many people immediately think about keeping things simple, which is a perfectly acceptable thing to do. However, your stairs are often the first thing you see as soon as you step in through your front door, so why not make more of a bold statement out of them?! From dots and squares, to leopard print, geometric patterns and tartan patterns, the contemporary carpet options are vast. They’re also available in all sorts of different colours too.


Pair your contemporary carpet with: Neutral shades and plain backdrops, so that your carpet is the star of your staircase. Colour-wise, stick to cream, white, beige, grey, greige and taupe colours and, depending on how busy your carpet design is, keep the patterns to just your stairs carpet. E.g. patterned walls and a patterned carpet will just end up competing – and quite potentially clashing - against each other.


Some contemporary carpet options to get you started: 

 

£ 53.99

Only £ 53 .99 sqm

Statement Piece Range
Modern and traditional options available to suit all tastes. Stylish and unique to add that WOW factor to your home.
  • 10 Years stain guarantee
  • Guarantee Wear: 10 Years
  • Available widths: 4m
£ 26.79

Only £ 26 .79 sqm

Modern Loops Range
Great for modern-day family life, with various loop designs.
  • Stain free guarantee
  • Guarantee Wear: 10 Years
  • Available widths: 2m, 2.5m, 4m and 5m
£ 35.99

Only £ 35 .99 sqm

Statement Piece Range
Modern and traditional options available to suit all tastes. Stylish and unique to add that WOW factor to your home.
  • 10 Years stain guarantee
  • Guarantee Wear: 10 Years
  • Available widths: 4m
£ 32.99

Only £ 32 .99 sqm

Statement Piece Range
Modern and traditional options available to suit all tastes. Stylish and unique to add that WOW factor to your home.
  • 10 stain guarantee
  • Guarantee Wear: 10
  • Available widths: 4m
£ 24.99

Only £ 24 .99 sqm

Statement Piece Range
Modern and traditional options available to suit all tastes. Stylish and unique to add that WOW factor to your home.
  • Guarantee Wear: 7 Years
  • Bleach Cleanable: Yes
  • Available widths: 4m
£ 53.99

Only £ 53 .99 sqm

Statement Piece Range
Modern and traditional options available to suit all tastes. Stylish and unique to add that WOW factor to your home.
  • 10 Years stain guarantee
  • Guarantee Wear: 10 Years
  • Available widths: 4m

Shop our full range of carpets 


3. Striped stair carpet ideas 

While we’re on the subject of contemporary carpets for stairs, we couldn’t not focus on striped stair carpets. The beauty of putting stripes on your stairs, is that the lines naturally draw your eye up your staircase, making it even more of an attractive feature.


Pair your striped stair carpet with: Neutral and minimal backdrops that subtly complement the colours in your carpet and enable the striped pattern to really stand out.


Top tip: vertical stripes work better on stairs than horizontal stripes because of the way they guide your eye upwards and along the lines). Dark wooden staircases look superb with warm and earthy stripes against them. While light wood staircases really show off brighter stripes to full effect.


Here's some striped stair carpet options to get you started:


£ 18.99

Only £ 18 .99 sqm

Softest Touch Range
  • Soft & luxurious
  • Warm underfoot
  • Ultimate luxury
  • Lifetime stain guarantee
  • Guarantee Wear: 5 Years
  • Available widths: 4m and 5m
£ 18.99

Only £ 18 .99 sqm

Softest Touch Range
  • Soft & luxurious
  • Warm underfoot
  • Ultimate luxury
  • Lifetime stain guarantee
  • Guarantee Wear: 5 Years
  • Available widths: 4m and 5m
£ 18.99

Only £ 18 .99 sqm

Softest Touch Range
  • Soft & luxurious
  • Warm underfoot
  • Ultimate luxury
  • Lifetime stain guarantee
  • Guarantee Wear: 5 Years
  • Available widths: 4m and 5m
£ 38.99

Only £ 38 .99 sqm

Modern Loops Range
Great for modern-day family life, with various loop designs.
  • Guarantee Wear: 12 Years
  • Backing: Action
  • Available widths: 4m
£ 38.99

Only £ 38 .99 sqm

Modern Loops Range
Great for modern-day family life, with various loop designs.
  • Guarantee Wear: 12 Years
  • Backing: Action
  • Available widths: 4m
£ 38.99

Only £ 38 .99 sqm

Modern Loops Range
Great for modern-day family life, with various loop designs.
  • Guarantee Wear: 12 Years
  • Backing: Action
  • Available widths: 4m

Shop our full range of carpets 


Some further stair carpet buying guidance


Your stairway carpet needs to withstand the test of time, more than any other carpet in your home. When you’re shopping around, focus on the pile height and density and, of course, the material. They’re the three main factors that determine how hard-wearing your carpet will be. And if you’re just not sure about which carpet is best for your stairs, feel free to visit your local store or contact us for guidance.


A final few words about stair carpet designs…


While they’re easily overlooked, stairs are a fundamental feature in most homes. Just as you would with the rest of your property, take the time to consider which carpet will show off your stairs to maximum effect and really position them as the statement feature they deserve to be.


Now that’s your stairs sorted, how’s your living room looking? This article reveals ’The three best living room colour combinations.’


Grey sofas were made for beige, cream and grey carpet, and the pictures above go to prove it. Whatever shade you settle on, we hope the guidance in this article helps you choose the best sofa-carpet combination.


If you can’t choose between the three shades, don’t worry, that’s what carpet samples are for. Shortlist your favourites and then tell us which samples (some of which are free) you’d like us to pop in the post to you. Best of luck with your sofa and carpet choices and don’t forget to share your finishing shots with us on our Instagram feed.


In need of some further grey sofa insight? Take a look at this article, ‘Grey sofa living room ideas’ for expert advice on getting your colour scheme just right. 


Published: 14th January 2022