Living Room Carpet Ideas, Options and Costs

While the popularity of carpeting waned for several years, it is now making a comeback. More homeowners are opting to add carpeting to their home both as a design statement and to maker their homes feel warmer.

Flooring is one of the first things people notice when they walk into your home, so when it is coordinated properly with other elements of the room such as wall paint, furniture and lighting, new carpet can completely transform an area. The most popular place to add carpeting is when completing a living room or master bedroom remodel.

There are many types of carpeting and what you choose to install is dependent upon the room, what is best suited to your lifestyle, and what kind of look you are trying to achieve. While you might opt for plusher, luxurious carpeting in the living room, more robust indoor/ outdoor carpeting may be more suited to a sunroom. Carpet installations are most often completed by a contractor because they have the specialized tools and skills needed to get the job done more quickly and efficiently.
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On this page of, the focus is on carpet for your living room. What types of living room carpet work best? Which living room carpet colors are trending? Get ideas for your own project, or share a completed project of your own.


Jamie Sandford - Owner and Lead Editor at RenoCompareJamie Sandford is the Chief Editor at RenoCompare (find out more). Jamie has been involved in construction for over 30 years. Straight out of college, Jamie worked with construction crews for the television, film and theatre industries for over 12 years. In his thirties, he turned his attention to DIY decorating and construction, working on many house renovations and remodels. During this time he started to specialize in home flooring and in 2013 he launched the Home Flooring Pros website. Two years later he launched RenoCompare.

“I’ve seen interior design, remodeling, and construction from both sides of the street, contractors on one side and homeowners on the other. My aim is to close the gap between the professionals and the consumers and make it easier for both sides to work smoothly and effectively side by side. At RenoCompare we want to save you time and money by giving you the information you need as simply and as quickly as possible!”

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