25 Carpeted Staircases With a Classically Elegant Appeal

These statement making staircases bring texture and warmth into your home.

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Hester + Hardaway Photographers/Werner Straube

Carpeting adds warmth to an interior, especially when added to a striking staircase. With an additional hint of color and texture, carpeting can round out a design and create a sense of continuity between two different floors.

From traditional stripes to bold blue stars, scroll below for 25 stylish carpeting ideas to elevate any home.

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Stacy Bass
Touch of Texture

A posh, minimalist interior from showcases subtle textured carpeting on the stairs.

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Grey Crawford
Animal House

In this contemporary design by , the zebra-patterned carpet plays off the vivid rose wallpaper.

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Angie Seckinger
Maritime Mood

A space from features chic, nautical-themed carpeting.

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Durston Saylor
Magic Mountain

A rustic retreat designed by incorporates a brown-striped runner to complement the detailed style of the space.

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Rett Peek
Upscale Traditional

A leather-bound sisal runner helps achieve a grand, Old World aesthetic in this room by .

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Nathan Kirkman
Spiral Sophistication

In this project by , neutral-hued carpeting is the final touch on a graceful spiral staircase.

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Tony Soluri Photography
Modern Sophisticate

A detailed leaf pattern adds glamour in this traditional design from .

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Marili Forastieri
Power of Polka Dots

A project from includes a stunning staircase carpeted in brown polkadots that tie in the brown spiral design of the nearby area rug.

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Durston Saylor
Sweet Stripes

A cream-and-white striped runner contrasts with the dark color of the floors and railings in this design from .

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Joshua McHugh
Seeing Spots

For a chic staircase from , a spotted pattern emphasizes the space's eclectic tendencies.

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Laura Hull
High-Style Farmhouse

In a Tennessee-style farmhouse by , a subtly patterned runner enriches the muted designs of the wallpaper.

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Nathan Kirkman Photography
Restrained Patterns

This Georgian-paneled staircase by is embellished with a standout, starfish-patterned runner, which interacts with the area rug.

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Michael Moran
Alluring Red

This project by features luxurious red stair carpeting fit for a Hollywood premiere.

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Werner Straube
Navy Nuance

This stairway by showcases an intricate navy pattern, offsetting the floral-inspired wallpaper.

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Emily Followill
Adventure Time

A zebra-print stair runner adds depth to this room from and offers a cheeky counterpart to the blush-pink walls.

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Gordon Beall Photography
Updated Colonial

This colonial-inspired staircase design by is enhanced by an autumnal red runner.

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Hester + Hardaway Photographers
City of Stars

This star-spangled carpet runner adds eclecticism in a spiral staircase design by .

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Jessica Glynn
Standout Stripes

In a space by , stripes of varying widths in the flatweave runner complement a textured wallcovering.

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Anice Hoachlander
Arts & Crafts

A simple, folk-inspired foyer by features an earth-toned stair runner.

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Michael Hunter
Eloquent Minimalism

A graphic, black-and-white printed runner makes a glamorous statement in this minimalist space from

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Zach DeSart
Stairway to Heaven

This understated stair carpeting ties into the custom decorative painting in a design by .

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Amy Bartlam
Creative Casual

For this space from , a natural-colored runner helps craft a tranquil environment.

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Richard Powers
Blue Accent

A dark blue runner elevates the style of this clean, paneled stairway by .

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Peter Rymwid Photography
Posh Prints

This creatively patterned staircase carpeting is a unique embellishment in a traditional design from .

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Erik Kvalsvik
Polished in Palm Beach

In a Palm Beach foyer, designed a restrained interior with unique prints and accessories.

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