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Can you have striped carpet on stairs?

Stripes and stairs, make the perfect pair. With stripes, you can create the sense of length in just about any space, which is why they are great for narrow areas such as staircases. Striped carpet looks great as a fully fitted stair carpet or as a made to measure central striped stair runner, the choice is yours.

Which way should a striped carpet run?

If stripes run parallel left to right, this will draw a person’s eye from side to side. Striped carpets running vertically will give a lengthening effect. It’s all down to your preference and what works well for your interior space. So, whether you're looking for striped stair and landing carpet, or a living space, we've got you covered.

Are striped carpets in fashion?

Stripes are the popular choice when it comes to the modern home. Colours and widths change over time but the versatility of the stripe remains. Striped carpets allow you add pattern with an injection of colour to your home.

Can you have striped carpets on curved stairs?

This can certainly be achieved and can create a beautiful focal point for your staircase. The devil is in the details and the trick is in how the carpet is laid in order for the turning transition to be smooth from start to finish. This fashionable flourish with stripes is bold, daring and we love it; but depending on your staircase the stripes may not always match up on the turn. Always speak to one of our expert retail partners to find out more. 

How to measure stairs for striped carpet

Carpets are generally sold by the width. We would always recommend contacting your local Alternative retail partner to visit your home, measure your staircase thoroughly and advise on the amount of carpet required for your stairs.  Contact your nearest retail partner here, Where to Buy

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