If you need a hard wearing, practical carpet for a high traffic areas such as hallway and stairs then be prepared to spend more of your budget on buying a durable, resilient carpet. The Town & Country collection has a pile weight of 60oz to cushion heavy footfall, whereas 100% wool loop pile range, Avebury, uses three ply yarn to combat heavy traffic. Shown in Avebury and Avebury Stripe
You can't beat stripes for elegance - taupe or dark beige and ivory help create an atmosphere of unadulterated style, particularly when teamed with pale panelling, parquet flooring and well designed and proportioned pieces of furniture. This is a beautiful hallway that exudes charm and sophistication yet is welcoming and bright.
This style home with the grand entrance hallways and the stairs being one of the first visual points just cry out for a carpet stair runner just like this one. I love the strips, and the colours are gorgeous especially against the pale walls and on the real stained wood floor. I also love how the photo gallery runs up the stairs, all of this just makes you want to explore further. Although if it was me I would have maybe thrown in a few coloured frames too.