How to Decorate With Beige Carpeting to Transform Your Space

Beige carpeting can feel drab and boring, but with the right decor accents, it can come alive in a room. Use our advice to dress up your space.


Let beige fade away by turning it into a canvas for fun, colorful, or beautiful rugs. Select different rug sizes to achieve different effects on your decor:

  • Toss down small throw rugs, for example, on either side of a bed, to break up the beige and add color and function.
  • Delineate a conversation area using a medium-size rug.
  • Pull the eye to the center of a space with the use of a larger area rug. This solution allows beige carpeting to disappear into the background

Keep the Rest of the Room Bright

living room

When your decor feels dull, a good policy is to simply brighten things up. Use fresh, lively colors, plenty of white, and plenty of good lighting. Here, white walls, drapes, coffee tables, and accessories keep this room from feeling dreary. The fresh pink pillows and dashes of blue add brightness.

Be Dramatic

Bedroom with red bedding

Cause the eye to forget the dull side of beige by adding dramatic, bold features to the rest of the space. Color, wall molding, and sweeping fabrics all draw the eye in and away from the beige carpeting.

Whole House

Add a dramatic display as a focal point in your space. Here, the styled bookshelves add color and vibrancy to an otherwise simple corner.

Beige carpeting may be one of your least favorite decor features, but when you see the ways that designers have purposefully incorporated a beige foundation into their designs, and study what goes with them, you'll find simple ways to allow the beige to fade into the background.

About Darlene

Darlene Weir is the owner and principal designer for Fieldstone Hill Design, an interiors firm that specializes in eDesign consultations. Darlene shares her love for all things beautiful at the interiors and style blog,, where she helps her readers define their personal style and add beauty to all aspects of their lives. Read more about Darlene here.

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