5 living room carpet ideas to cozy up your home for fall

These living room carpet ideas are the perfect update to make your home feel warmer and more inviting

Living room carpet ideas
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It's the perfect time of year to be perusing living room carpet ideas. Whilst we love beautiful floorboards and patterned tiles, carpets are just cozier, they make a room feel instantly warmer and more inviting, ideal for fall and winter.

Yes, carpets do tend to swing between being insanely popular one minute to being replaced by hardwood floors and pretty tiles the next. But right now, they are back and there are some lovely designs to consider. You can’t compete with the comfort that you get from walking on a thick pile carpet, and now it’s getting colder, it's the perfect option for a living room - we’ve found 5 fab designs below to inspire you...

For more living room ideas, or ways to cozy up your space with fall decor, make sure you check out our full gallery too. 

1. Pick a bold stripe for your living room carpet

Living room carpet ideas

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This stunning living room shows you how to make a living room in a period property work with a bold stripe carpet. The paint color is dramatic and goes from ceiling to skirtings and perfectly matches the dark stripe in the carpet. Then, the wooden legs of the table, vase and the rust edging on the cushions work with the other stripes, and finally the red is tied in with the cushions. To make this look work, you need to match your colors well so it looks naturally put together - this is the key to good styling. 

2. Go for calming neutrals 

Living room carpet ideas

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Pale can be interesting, and as light colored walls work as a blank canvas for a scheme, so does a neutral colored carpet. It can anchor the look visually and allows the furniture to be the focal point - like this Royal Blue sofa. This allows you to keep the carpet for years to come and change up the look instead with accessories, window dressings and other pieces of furniture. 

3. Be brave with a bright carpet 

Living room carpet ideas

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Well, what can we say about this eye-catching color? Not for the faint hearted, but if you love bold modern interiors then do consider a bright color – just remember to take off your muddy wellies before traipsing across this cheery delight! So how do you make this work? You ground the look by using a darker color on the walls, add in a spot of white and use plain cushions in similar tones. The paintings create a decorative display that balances with the plain carpet. 

4. Add some subtle textures 

Living room carpet ideas

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Plains can be stunning, but add in a texture too and you are onto a winner. This duck egg blue color is really versatile and easy to accessorise with. It works really well with mid-toned wood and rustic shades that have a similar tone. Add in some plush velvet cushions to create more texture, then sit back and enjoy!

5. You can't go wrong with a classic plaid

Living room carpet ideas

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You can’t go wrong with a classic plaid and this high quality Wilton carpet is traditionally woven and therefore hardwearing enough to cope with high-traffic areas and family life. This versatile colorway is easy to work with, simply pull out a key colour for your walls and add in one or two other shades that are of the same tone for cushions and other pieces. This means the scheme will work harmoniously rather than compete, as it’s always best to have plain walls with a patterned carpet for this reason.

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Sophie Warren-Smith

Sophie has been an interior stylist and journalist for over 22 years and has worked for many of the main interior magazines during that time both in-house and as a freelancer. On the side, as well as being the News Editor of indie magazine, 91, Sophie trained to be a florist in 2019 and launched The Prettiest Posy where she curates beautiful flowers for the modern bride.