50 Living Rooms with Carpet Flooring (Photos)

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Here’s a great gallery of 50 living rooms with carpet flooring that actually look fabulous. Get inspired with these carpeted living spaces.

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It is supremely important for your flooring to harmonize with your interior decoration. And in this living room, the carpet not only compliments the design but also adds character and value to the room.

Carpet these days is not as common for flooring in living rooms as you might think.  We crunched some numbers and based on hundreds of thousands of living rooms, found that only 13.6% of living rooms have carpet.

With the growing popularity of hardwood, laminate and the many new types of flooring hitting the market such as many types of stone flooring, carpeting is simply not all that popular.

Moreover, area rugs in living rooms provide the benefits of carpet yet give you options and let you have the coveted hardwood or laminate.

Nevertheless, 13.6% of living rooms is still a big number and so we figured many people do want carpet in their living rooms.  Accordingly, we put together this gallery so that you can get ideas for own home.

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It is supremely important for your flooring to harmonize with your interior decoration. And in this living room, the carpet not only compliments the design but also adds character and value to the room.

It is supremely important for your flooring to harmonize with your interior decoration. And in this living room, the carpet not only compliments the design but also adds character and value to the room.

One of the current flooring trends includes gray carpets, and we can see exactly why. The dark-hued carpets lend sophistication which is otherwise quite hard to achieve. It is also a great way to embrace wintry colors in your living room!

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One of the current flooring trends includes gray carpets, and we can see exactly why. The dark-hued carpets lend sophistication which is otherwise quite hard to achieve.

It is also a great way to embrace wintry colors in your living room!

Probably the worst thing that you can do to your stunning, spacious room is making it look utterly congested. But light-colored flooring like white carpeting will allow your room to open up for better.

Coletivo Arquitetos

Probably the worst thing that you can do to your stunning, spacious room is making it look utterly congested.

But light-colored flooring like white carpeting will allow your room to open up for better.


When in doubt go for carpets in a lighter hue! You can never go wrong with choosing carpets in white, beige, and cream as these are some of the shades that go well with literally all kinds of living rooms, especially if it is a swanky one.

Coletivo Arquitetos

When in doubt go for carpets in a lighter hue!

You can never go wrong with choosing carpets in white, beige, and cream as these are some of the shades that go well with literally all kinds of living rooms, especially if it is a swanky one.

This image guides us right on how to keep your flooring simple and elegant while your adorable living room décor does all the talking. We love this stylish space for the way it balances white with a vibrant pop of colors of cushions and wall paints.

Designed by: Hughes Umbanhowar Architects

This image guides us right on how to keep your flooring simple and elegant while your adorable living room décor does all the talking.

We love this stylish space for the way it balances white with a vibrant pop of colors of cushions and wall paints.

Add warmth and coziness to your living room by going for dull gray carpet flooring. The cherry on top can be the addition of a stylish rug underneath a table.

Designed by: Baran Studio

Add warmth and coziness to your living room by going for dull gray carpet flooring. The cherry on top can be the addition of a stylish rug underneath a table.

When thinking about adding a final neat touch to your sophisticated living room, choose some decent carpet flooring like the one shown in this image. We heart it how this plain yet elegant carpet is giving off warm and welcoming vibes.

When thinking about adding a final neat touch to your sophisticated living room, choose some decent carpet flooring like the one shown in this image.

We heart it how this plain yet elegant carpet is giving off warm and welcoming vibes.

If you thought carpets are ugly and boring, think again. Here’s visual proof of how you can make your living room appear luxurious with just the inclusion of a modern floral-based carpet.

If you thought carpets are ugly and boring, think again.

Here’s visual proof of how you can make your living room appear luxurious with just the inclusion of a modern floral-based carpet.

Bring your living room together by pairing your carpets with the color of your walls and furniture. Needless to say, the matchy-matchy décor brings more personality to this living room.

Bring your living room together by pairing your carpets with the color of your walls and furniture. Needless to say, the matchy-matchy décor brings more personality to this living room.

With this picturesque living room, simple flooring is the preferred go-to choice. You may install hardwood flooring or sandstone flooring, but a nice, simple carpet will be enough to pull a room together and that too effortlessly.

With this picturesque living room, simple flooring is the preferred go-to choice. You may install hardwood flooring or sandstone flooring, but a nice, simple carpet will be enough to pull a room together and that too effortlessly.

When there is a lot going on, it is safe to pick low-key flooring, and that’s precisely what we adore the most about this utterly lavish living room. Every element in the room stands out without hogging unnecessary attention.

When there is a lot going on, it is safe to pick low-key flooring, and that’s precisely what we adore the most about this utterly lavish living room.

Every element in the room stands out without hogging unnecessary attention.

Experts suggest that to bring out the richness and sophistication of your wooden furniture, it is best to go for a few shades lighter carpet. A neutral colored carpet is also a good choice as it will play down its part. (Check out this image for reference).

Experts suggest that to bring out the richness and sophistication of your wooden furniture, it is best to go for a few shades lighter carpet.

A neutral colored carpet is also a good choice as it will play down its part. (Check out this image for reference).

Intensify the look of your living room by incorporating a darker carpet into the modish décor. The bonus? It will easily hide all the stains and spills! So you really won’t have to worry about washing or cleaning your carpet every other day.

Intensify the look of your living room by incorporating a darker carpet into the modish décor.

The bonus? It will easily hide all the stains and spills! So you really won’t have to worry about washing or cleaning your carpet every other day.

Carpet flooring like that won’t only enliven your living room but its exceedingly soft texture will give a warm, comfortable feeling that you always longed for. If you want to feel utterly relaxed in a lush living room, you know what you need to do now.

Carpet flooring like that won’t only enliven your living room but its exceedingly soft texture will give a warm, comfortable feeling that you always longed for.

If you want to feel utterly relaxed in a lush living room, you know what you need to do now.

If you want to experience the pleasure of walking barefoot in a living room that opens up to a stunning view like the image here, you need to install carpet flooring right now. You’ll definitely thank us later!

If you want to experience the pleasure of walking barefoot in a living room that opens up to a stunning view like the image here, you need to install carpet flooring right now.

You’ll definitely thank us later!

A living room that reeks of luxury obviously demands a special kind of carpet. And nothing is more beautiful than a stylishly patterned design carpet that also matches with your comfy sofas.

A living room that reeks of luxury obviously demands a special kind of carpet. And nothing is more beautiful than a stylishly patterned design carpet that also matches with your comfy sofas.

Are nothing-too-fancy carpets your kind of carpets? Well, the good news is that you can have them in your living room. But the condition is to choose some trendy furniture to give some life to the space!

You don’t have to ruin the mesmerizing effect of your luxurious living room by installing an over-the-top carpet. Instead, a plain lighter tone carpet will do that wonderfully!

The beauty of this living room is the fact that how well the furniture and carpet look together. Experts always recommend teaming up dark furniture with lighter flooring to help give a full glorious effect to a room.

The beauty of this living room is the fact that how well the furniture and carpet look together. Experts always recommend teaming up dark furniture with lighter flooring to help give a full glorious effect to a room.

Make your small living room bigger and cozier by opting for a lighter toned carpet and furniture. But don’t forget to add a pop of color to invigorate your otherwise basic living room.

You can do that by either placing bright cushions or an indoor flower plant.

If there is a color theme that you want your living room to follow, make sure that your centerpiece and carpet match well together. In this image pale yellow cushion table works a treat with same colored flooring.

The perfect contrast for light-hued objects is things in a darker shade and that’s what we can learn from this living room design. If you favor brown over white, then this is the perfect design to add coziness to your room.

The perfect contrast for light-hued objects is things in a darker shade and that’s what we can learn from this living room design.

If you favor brown over white, then this is the perfect design to add coziness to your room.

No ones like to have a cold, uninviting living room, right? And if you have a living room with dark, moody furniture, chances are it will have a duller impact. To brighten up your space and make it more welcoming, add some color to your room. You can do so by having a bright white carpet and matching sofas!

No ones like to have a cold, uninviting living room, right? And if you have a living room with dark, moody furniture, chances are it will have a duller impact.

To brighten up your space and make it more welcoming, add some color to your room. You can do so by having a bright white carpet and matching sofas!

Are you wondering what kind of flooring will look perfect with your patterned sofas? Obviously, something plain but nothing too plain that doesn’t pique anyone’s attention. Durable ribbed carpeting will be the perfect option!

Are you wondering what kind of flooring will look perfect with your patterned sofas? Obviously, something plain but nothing too plain that doesn’t pique anyone’s attention.

Durable ribbed carpeting will be the perfect option!

With this gorgeous living room, apt for royals, any kind of flooring will stand out. But there is nothing like the warmth of plush white carpet. It, indeed, takes the living room to a whole next level!

With this gorgeous living room, apt for royals, any kind of flooring will stand out. But there is nothing like the warmth of plush white carpet. It, indeed, takes the living room to a whole next level!

If you want your living room to have a bare-floor look, this is the living room design just for you. At the first cursory glance, you can’t even tell if there is carpeting on the floor. Seriously, can you?

If you want your living room to have a bare-floor look, this is the living room design just for you. At the first cursory glance, you can’t even tell if there is carpeting on the floor.

Seriously, can you?

Carpeting doesn’t give a neat, finished look – if that’s what you think then here is an image of this stunning living room that proves otherwise. An essential tip: vacuum your carpet daily to keep it afresh and optimum at all times.

Carpeting doesn’t give a neat, finished look – if that’s what you think then here is an image of this stunning living room that proves otherwise.

An essential tip: vacuum your carpet daily to keep it afresh and optimum at all times.

If simple, conventional carpets are not your thing, here is a trendier choice for you to consider. Play with geometric shapes by opting for a stylish geometric patterned carpet and infuse it well into your living room décor.

By Christina Byers Design

If simple, conventional carpets are not your thing, here is a trendier choice for you to consider.

Play with geometric shapes by opting for a stylish geometric patterned carpet and infuse it well into your living room décor.

By Marcel 360 Productions

Make the flooring of your living room the center of attention. All you have to do is pick some vibrant carpet that is a sight for sore eyes. But this is a bold choice and we’ll recommend it only to a brave-hearted lot!

Add a decorative feature to your room by installing patterned flooring that also matches with the cushions or sofa of your room.

By CMI Construction

Add a decorative feature to your room by installing patterned flooring that also matches with the cushions or sofa of your room.

Here is another example of how you can go for subtle match art by having sofas, carpets, cushions, and even decoration pieces in repeating colors and textures. Isn’t this living room worth a second glance? It sure is.

Beach Style Living Room

Here is another example of how you can go for subtle match art by having sofas, carpets, cushions, and even decoration pieces in repeating colors and textures.

Isn’t this living room worth a second glance? It sure is.

Go for distinctive colored flooring like fawn and give a touch of luxe to your classy living room!

By Michael Abrams Interiors

Go for distinctive colored flooring like fawn and give a touch of luxe to your classy living room!

This living room is all about its unique patterned sofas. Let them be in the spotlight by having the rest of the elements modest and subdued including your living room carpet.

By Period Architecture Ltd.

This living room is all about its unique patterned sofas. Let them be in the spotlight by having the rest of the elements modest and subdued including your living room carpet.

The elements may be different from one another yet they coordinate so well. Extra points for those colorful curtains!

By Shiflet Group Architects

The elements may be different from one another yet they coordinate so well.

Extra points for those colorful curtains!

This is the classic way to cozy up your living room for the winters. The all-white theme reminds us of winter warmth. Pure bliss!

By Alpha Design Group

This is the classic way to cozy up your living room for the winters. The all-white theme reminds us of winter warmth. Pure bliss!

Make your living space more refined and elegant by having white carpeting. Because.. white is the new black, folks!

By Williams Custom Art Builders

Make your living space more refined and elegant by having white carpeting.

Because.. white is the new black, folks!

For homeowners who want the flooring to be the least of their concerns can go for cream colored carpeting that balances well with all kinds of living rooms, especially the kind displayed in this photo.

By Zimmerman Interiors

For homeowners who want the flooring to be the least of their concerns can go for cream colored carpeting that balances well with all kinds of living rooms, especially the kind displayed in this photo.

The ever-so attractive vertical striped carpet is a prime example of how you can make your living room stand apart from the crowd.

By Sonora West Development, Inc.

The ever-so attractive vertical striped carpet is a prime example of how you can make your living room stand apart from the crowd.

You can never go wrong with a white-on-white effect so incorporate it in your living room and mesmerize every beholder. The key is to have your main elements – sofas and carpet – in pretty snow color.

By Zoe Feldman Design, Inc.

You can never go wrong with a white-on-white effect so incorporate it in your living room and mesmerize every beholder.

The key is to have your main elements – sofas and carpet – in pretty snow color.

By Hall Design

It is hard to take your eyes off of the walls and notice anything else in this utterly modern living room.  Oh, look at the grass-green carpet though!  A total winner.

Who said it’ll be dull to have a light gray sofa and carpet? Well, this living hall shows how the incorporation of gray can be done right.

By Stocker Hoesterey Montenegro

Who said it’ll be dull to have a light gray sofa and carpet? Well, this living hall shows how the incorporation of gray can be done right.

With such unique textured walls and bright sofas and cushions, you wouldn’t want to make your living room more extra. So simple cream-colored carpeting will be the ideal choice for you.

By BUILD

With such unique textured walls and bright sofas and cushions, you wouldn’t want to make your living room more extra. So simple cream-colored carpeting will be the ideal choice for you.

By Martha O’Hara Interiors

We like the way how every object in the room stands out so well. Three distinctly toned sofas with cushions sitting on top of them, exhibiting the match-made-in-heaven vibes.

What pulls everything together is the light brown carpet underneath it!

This gorgeous living room is proof that you don’t have to splurge on extra luxurious furniture to get the living room of your dreams. A large, bright carpet in the center surrounded by vivid colorful cushions/sofas will do the trick.

By Jodell Clarke Designs

This gorgeous living room is proof that you don’t have to splurge on extra luxurious furniture to get the living room of your dreams.

A large, bright carpet in the center surrounded by vivid colorful cushions/sofas will do the trick.

Colorful living rooms are a definite sign of life and happiness. And if you want your living room to exude such positive feelings then this is the kind of living room that you will like to replicate.

By Leah Atkins Design, LLC

Colorful living rooms are a definite sign of life and happiness. And if you want your living room to exude such positive feelings then this is the kind of living room that you will like to replicate.

Do you know what a better alternative for sandstone flooring is? The beige carpeting! With everything of a bright hue, you can take your living room a notch higher.

By Insidesign

Do you know what a better alternative for sandstone flooring is? The beige carpeting!

With everything of a bright hue, you can take your living room a notch higher.

The alluring green sofa, dark gray walls and a carpet shows how two poles-apart shades can come together and work like magic. Note that both sofas and carpet boast velvety texture, giving the room a luxurious aura.

By Kenowa Builders

The alluring green sofa, dark gray walls and a carpet shows how two poles-apart shades can come together and work like magic.

Note that both sofas and carpet boast velvety texture, giving the room a luxurious aura.

This small living space exhibits amiability through its neutral-colored elements. We also can’t help notice how brilliantly they compliment the exotic wooden ones.

By SALA Architects

This small living space exhibits amiability through its neutral-colored elements. We also can’t help notice how brilliantly they compliment the exotic wooden ones.

By Pinemar, Inc

Go for gray carpeting for a room that features a gray theme. This will definitely make a striking statement.

If you want your living room to make a powerful impact, then gray carpeting will do precisely that.

So, which one of these incredible designs will you pick for your living room makeover? Decide fast!

By Designing Interiors Inc

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By Dean Sharp the House Whisperer

By Model Remodel

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Eclectic Living Room

By Priestley + Associates Architecture

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Should you get carpet for your living room?

If it’s your thing, sure.  It’s not a problem; in fact there are some big benefits such as:

  • Soft:  Other floors are hard, which isn’t so nice, especially if you like sitting on the floor.
  • Warmer:  If you like being barefoot in your home, carpet is much nicer on bare feet.
  • Noise canceling:  This is a big benefit, especially if you watch television or listen to music or have noisy kids.
  • Great for kids/Bad for kids (see below): I have young kids… read my comments about kids and carpeting below.

But like most things for the home, there are some disadvantages such as:

  • Gets dirty and is hard to clean:  You need to spend a lot time cleaning it and at various intervals you need to steam clean it.
  • Can get stained: This is a big problem, although there are stain-resistant options.  Nevertheless eventually dirt won’t come out.
  • Gets dated:  Think 1970’s.  That crazy shag carpet was great then, it’s terrible now.
  • Must be replaced eventually: Carpeting doesn’t last nearly as long as a quality hardwood or tile and so you must pay for replacement every several years.

Kids and carpeting in the living room

If you have young kids like we do, carpeted rooms are great because it’s soft and warm for them to play on.  This is especially good when they’re learning to walk.  I also much prefer sitting on carpet than wood when playing with them.

However, kids spill a lot and so you can expect to get some pretty horrendous stains on your carpet if you let them eat or drink in the living room.  Sure, you can try to stop them from eating and drinking in the living room, but at some point they’re going to make their way in there with that ketchup filled hotdog or cup of grape juice.

One final reason it’s not so great for kids is when they get a bit older, such as 4 or 5 and they start playing with trains or Lego.  The uneven surface is difficult for them to set up their scenes, cities, etc.

But isn’t the living room for adults?

The old school home had a formal living room and a separate family room.  The family room is presumably where kids would play and the living room was “out-of-bounds”.  Our home has this layout.

However, many homes today don’t have a separate family room and so the living room is the main sitting/entertainment room of the home.  In this case, kids will be in there a lot.

That said, we have a separate family room for the kids, but they spend much time in the living room too.  FYI, both our living room and family room has hardwood floor.  We bought some kids’ mats to play on for the family room.

Which type of carpet should you get?

This is a mega topic on its own.  Check out our massive carpet buying guide here.  With respect to carpet color, beige is by far the most popular, followed by gray.  We have a data-based carpet color chart here.

That said, if you have kids or plan on using your living room quite a bit, you definitely want a stain-resistant carpet. On the flip side, because it’s your living room, you want it to be nice. Wool is the very best fiber, but it’s not stain resistant.  If nice carpet is your focus, wool is your best option and since a living room can be a showpiece of a room, wool should be considered. Oh yeah, wool is also the most expensive which may force your hand to get synthetic.

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