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What to consider when carpeting your hall and stairway

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There are many things to consider when redecorating your hall and stairway, from pile height and colour to texture and weave, there’s a wide range of carpets available in different combinations and it can feel overwhelming wondering where to start. Read on below to find out our top tips on how to choose the best carpet for your space.

Flooring forms the base and frame of your room and whichever colour you opt for will allow you to select the contrasting or complementing shades which will make up the scheme of your interior.

One of the advantages of carpeting your hall and stairway is that you can be adventurous with your choices, allowing for paler more neutral shades to reside in larger rooms. The smaller spaces of a hallway mean you can have fun with colour and pattern without it being too overpowering. Your hallway can make a real impact and it shouldn’t be overlooked.

The entrance to your home is often a high traffic area, so you’ll need a carpet that’s durable. This usually means opting for coarse coir, however, if you’d prefer to have a super-soft and luxurious feel choose from our TEKSILK COLLECTIONS. The unique yarn system has been engineered to feel as soft as silk but wear as tough as Teflon underfoot, for a hardwearing, yet super luxurious surface, which is easily maintainable and a delight to the eye.

Once you’ve decided on your carpet material, you’ll need to choose the colour. Opting for very dark and rich shades will highlight dust and dirt fibres and pale colours will easily show stains; mid-tones are therefore the most practical for a busy area. If you do choose a dark colour, stick to one or two contrasting shades for your soft furnishings and decorations to ensure the space doesn’t feel overcrowded. Although pale colours do sometimes show stains, they do allow for you to bring in a wider range of colours and patterns into the space. For a creative touch, create a picture wall in your stairway, it’s a great way to combine the upstairs and downstairs areas of your home together, a neutral or mid-tone carpet means you can be as adventurous with this as you wish, choosing different prints, frames, photographs, sizes and colours will create a real statement within your interior design.

If you’re looking for continuous flow in your home, the new emerging trend of removing floor dividing bars between rooms will allow for seamless room transitions, creating the illusion of open plan living and space in your home.

All Elements London carpets are expertly manufactured from the latest innovation in carpet fibres, TEKSILK and is manufactured with Ceneva® - the world’s first carpet backing containing no styrene-butadiene which is 100% SBR free for a better living environment.