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If you have grey carpet in your living room, you may be feeling a little stumped with how to make it work. You may be wondering if it will look too office-like or if you're confined to only other shades of grey. Though grey is sometimes considered dull and boring, when it comes to interior design, this doesn't have to be the case!
Grey is a neutral tone that can be paired with a number of hues and colors which means it can also be used for almost any style you want. Not to mention that grey carpet is a great choice for those with animals and small children. Grey carpet hides all kinds of dirt and dust, so you won't have to worry as much if your carpet sees a lot of traffic.
If you're feeling lost when it comes to designing your living room, don't fret because we've got 15 great grey living room carpet designs to show you, and hopefully, they will generate some inspiration for you! Let's take a look!
1. Bringing Warmth With Texture And Color
Let's begin our list with a look at a design that shows grey doesn't have to be cold and serious. This living room has subtle hints of pink that help warm the grey.
As you can see, rugs aren't just for hardwood floors. The added rug, throw, and pillows in this design bring texture to the overall look, creating a cozy and inviting living space.
If you need more convincing that you can place a rug over carpet, check out this post: Can You Put A Rug On Top Of Carpet In The Living Room?
2. Monochromatic is Dramatic
Monochromatic refers to the use of one color only in varying shades to decorate a space. This design has combined varying shades of grey from light to dark to create a stunning visual.
Chrome accents and decor add some glam and class to this elegant-looking living room. You could also add elements of glass or crystal for the same effect.
3. Making It Classic
In this design, dark wood furniture puts a classic twist on the grey carpet. Notice how the tables and wicker chairs match the legs on the couch.
This helps tie the entire look together. Using dark wood furniture adds an element of age to the overall design. While this look is simple, you could always add an area rug if you wanted to spruce it up.
4. Contrasting Colors
In the previous examples, the carpets have all been lighter shades of grey. However, in this design, dark grey carpet is used. You can pair dark and light colors together to create a dramatic contrast.
The contrast in interior design can provoke visual interest in your room. Contrast doesn't have to be black (or grey) and white. Pairing two drastic shades of any color can achieve the same result!
5. Adding Natural Elements
Another way to soften the sometimes harshness of grey is by bringing the outside in and adding organic elements to your design. Indoor plants are a great way to do this, and if you don't have a green thumb, they don't have to be real! Continue the theme by adding other elements in earth-tone pallet colors.
6. Soft Contrast
While contrast can be visually appealing, it can also be quite harsh. This design uses a softer approach while still creating contrast between the sofa and the carpet. Adding in other textural elements like the throw, cushions, and pouf softens the overall look, creating a cozy and inviting modern living room.
7. Add Some Sunshine
Grey is only dark and gloomy if you let it be. Yellow is the perfect way to add some cheer and sunshine to your room. You can add yellow in a ton of different ways from cushions, to lamps, to wall decor.
It's a perfect complement to grey! If yellow isn't really your style, other colors that pair well with grey include reds, blues, and pinks.
If you like the idea of adding some yellow to your living room, take a look at some of the color combinations in this post: 13 Grey And Mustard Yellow Living Room Ideas
If minimalism is more your style, grey carpet is a great way to go. While a minimalist design doesn't have to be just shades of grey, black, and white, grey carpet can help the space feel more open, simple, and vast. It's the perfect balance between light and dark to offer a neutral backdrop.
9. Cozy and Masculine
Many of the designs we've shown so far have been more on the feminine side, so let's take a look at one with a more masculine feel.
This living room shows that pairing dark greys together can create the perfect bachelor pad. The thick shag carpet adds a layer of warmth and coziness to the overall feel of the room.
10. Modern and Sophisticated
This modern living room screams elegance and sophistication. Dark carpets can often make a room feel smaller than it is, but in this case, the white walls make the room feel more open.
Add some furniture that is darker than the carpet with a sofa that drastically contrasts and you'll create a very modern and elegant room.
11. Organic, Boho Chic, and Not So Grey
Check out all of the texture in this welcoming living room. Leathers, furs, and wooden furniture pieces dominate this room. It all pairs perfectly to create a modern yet slightly eclectic space that could also be considered boho chic.
The warmth from the browns warms the dark grey carpet showing that grey really can work well in almost any design.
12. Fun with Patterns
If you want to make your grey carpet more fun, consider adding a fun-patterned area rug! It can really draw attention away from the grey carpet and to the main seating area.
Patterns are a great way to express yourself and to add your own twist to your overall style. This living room also uses patterned wallpaper and patterned pillows to show off the owner's personal taste.
13. More Fun with Patterns
Grey carpet can often bring about visions of office spaces in a commercial building, but not all grey carpet is created equal.
If you haven't decided on your carpet yet, consider all of your options. Carpets come in a variety of textures and patterns, so your living room doesn't have to look so formal if you don't want it to!
14. Shabby Chic with Blues and Pinks
This has a similar color scheme to the very first example we gave, however, this time the look is a little more shabby chic. Pairing your grey carpet with a shabby chic design softens the seriousness of the grey.
In this room, the sofa mimics the look of denim, and the tasseled pillows in various shades of colors really complete the look.
15. Coastal and Bright
If you're a fan of seaside aesthetics, you can still create the look even with a grey carpet. Pair it with sandy-toned furniture and coastal blues to bring the beach inside. This design proves that even with grey carpet you can make the room feel light and airy.
So, what do we hope you can take from these 15 grey living room carpet ideas?
- Grey can be softened up with soft touches of pink and blue.
- You can spruce up the grey with patterns or accent colors such as yellow or red.
- Grey carpet can work with any design style including shabby chic, modern, coastal, minimalistic, and monochromatic.
- If you haven't chosen your carpet yet, consider all of your options. Carpets come in a variety of textures and patterns, and unless you want it to be, it doesn't have to be plain and simple.
Have fun creating a living room that fits your style and personality. If all else fails and you really dislike your grey carpet, remember you could just buy a large area rug and cover the majority of it up! There really are no rules when it comes to interior design as long as you like the final result!
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