5 interior design trends with flooring to match

5 interior design trends with flooring to match

02 March 2017

5 interior design trends with floors to match

Jacaranda velvet stripe grey oatmeal carpet.

Is flooring the unsung hero of interior design? It lays the foundation for the colour palette of the room, adding a layer of texture and tone. We all know that no matter how well you’ve constructed your look, without the right carpet or floor, it just won’t hang together.

With this is mind, we've pulled together some of the top interior design trends of the moment with ideas of which floors from our Bristol showroom will match for your new look for Spring 2017.

Design trends: Texture 

A range of textures makes a room more inviting, and perhaps with our increasingly online lives, the sensation of touch is especially enticing. We’re seeing texture as a huge design trend covering everything from wallpapers to light fittings. An easy way to add texture to a room is to layer rugs. Our partners, Alternative Flooring, allow customers to create their very own bespoke rugs. Opt for wool wren speckle with a border to really add texture whether you have a wooden floor or carpet.

It’s not only throws, rugs and runners which can add texture, but your carpet itself. Sustainable and ethical brand, Jacaranda use traditional hand-woven techniques to create unique textures.

Muted tones

Muted tones are on trend for 2017 and a carpet is the perfect base to complement your wall colouring. Think mushroom pinks, greys or shades of stone. Going for classic neutrals adds longevity to your home décor as you are less likely to go off it, and you can add a splash of colour whenever you need. 

Telenzo, a flooring brand from the Netherlands with heritage (established in 1918) prides itself on carpets dyed in natural colours with sophisticated patterns.

Back to nature

Greenery, the Pantone Colour of the year, signals renewal and the revival of spring reminding us to reconnect with the natural environment. Lime, khaki, avocado, emerald, bottle, sea or olive, all shades of green offer a natural and peaceful vibe to your home. If all-over green is just a step too far for you, choose a muted tone for your carpet, and then build in those verdant shades through statement rugs, textiles, cushions and accessories. Continuing with the natural look, wood floors never go out of style, like these Woodpecker floors which are oak stained to produce natural colours and a distressed look

No more throw-away style

We’re pleased to witness a shift away from throw-away design to quality and hand-made products. For instance, artisan furniture is having a real moment right now with consumers seeking well-made pieces to last rather than swapping with the latest fashions. This is very much in keeping with our ethos at Tailored Flooring to opt for superior, sustainable flooring that doesn’t cost the earth.

Carpet brand, Bronte, really fits this trend with their hand-crafted carpets tailor-made for you - even down to the colour. We’re proud to be the only carpet fitters in Bristol and the South West to have the expertise to fit these carpets.


Geometric patterns can add a focal point to your room and are a handy way to modernise your look without changing the whole design.

Crucial Trading is the go-to brand when you want something a bit different. Their carpets and rugs are bold, vivid statements but all produced in natural fabrics. We love their zig-zag colourful rugs which would look perfect in a hallway, dining room or living room.

We hope our blog has given you some inspiration for your own home. But ultimately, whatever look you’re going for, think about how it fits with your lifestyle and taste. After all you need a home you love, no matter what’s in fashion.

Which design looks are you going for this year? Let us know via your social channel of choice – TwitterFacebook or Instagram.

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    I have had the most outstanding service from Tailored flooring on a number of occasions and have recommended them to countless friends and other contacts who have told me they were absolutely delighted.

    This company has been around for a long time, and are experts in the area of flooring of all types . They always go the extra mile to provide the best service in my experience.

    Michelle W, Domestic Client

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    We used Tailored Flooring to replace the ugly, broken slate tiles in both our kitchen / diner and family bathroom. It was something we had been putting off for some time as we thought it would be quite an upheaval. In actual fact, it was one of the smoothest jobs we have had done on the house, thanks to Darren and his team. The knowledge and efficient service from the whole team was second to none and they were polite, punctual and a pleasure to have around whilst the work was completed. The result is two truly beautiful new floors which make us feel as if we have two brand new rooms. We are absolutely thrilled and would use Tailored Flooring again and again – we’ve already given a business card to a friend.

    Scott & Lindsay Randall, Domestic Client

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    I’ve just got home from work and I can’t tell you how delighted I am with the floor – it looks absolutely amazing. Many, many thanks.

    Janet Hopkins, Domestic Client

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    I am very pleased with the final carpet. Thank you very much for getting it sorted. I wanted to thank you and the rest of your team for an excellent service. We are very happy with the end result.

    Naomi Cook, Domestic Client

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    Thank you very much for doing a lovely job it is much appreciated. Your team worked really efficiently together – we were impressed

    Jo Pye, Domestic Client

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    Your chaps did such a sensationally good job I thought I must send you these photos of them hard at work. A visitor here recently who seemed knowledgable on carpet laying said he had never seen better. He was particularly impressed with how you managed so professionally to replace the worn through stair and bathroom carpets with the relatively unworn parts of the main assignment. All, I probably told you almost 50 years old.

    Constance Wade, Domestic Client

  • Happy Customers

    The carpet looks lovely, thank you. The boys you sent were an extremely efficient and pleasant team. A joy to have in the house.

    Deborah Threw, Domestic Client

  • Happy Customers

    We have used Darren from Tailored flooring on a number of jobs, and without exception have found the service to be exceptional. Attention to detail is a matter of course. Sound advice is always offered… corners never cut. A competitive service that we will continue to use.

    Richard Burden,

  • Happy Customers

    Darren and his team carried out the fitting of both carpet and vinyl flooring most efficiently, working around our difficult schedule with good grace in a most professional manner.

    Lindsay Jacobs, Lindsay Jacobs Interiors

  • Happy Customers

    Tom and his colleagues have done a great job of the fitting, and were extremely friendly and helpful. I thanked them but do please tell them that we've reported that back to you too.

    Caroline Williams, Residential Client

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    Great job in the studio and Grant is an asset to your business.

    Mike Hall, Domestic Client

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    I used Tailored flooring to fit new flooring in my kitchen (Karndean), and carpet throughout the rest of the house. It's a project that took me just over a year, doing each room separately. Darren and team were so accommodating, great value for money and generally really nice guys. They allowed me to buy the carpet in one go,and store it with them until we were ready to have it fitted. They have their own team of fitters and were so flexible in arranging fitting, I'm not sure you'd get that with a national company. They were really good value for money, as I'd done my research and also got other quotes. All in all I'm really pleased, the carpet looks fabulous and I'd definitely use Tailored flooring again.

    Anna Caswell, Residential Client

  • Happy Customers

    From start to finish this was a first class service. Have used Phil's services before also and very professional every time. Carpet and tile fitters on time and job done to the highest standard. Will always go back to Tailored flooring.

    Frank McKenna, Residential Client

  • Happy Customers

    Tailored Flooring saved our bacon and did a better job than I could have imagined possible with our kitchen and bathroom flooring. We were due to have kitchen flooring fitted, so the kitchen was emptied, all appliances disconnected and completely unusable, and the fitter we had booked let us down the morning they were due to fit. I was in a complete panic as I had property valuations booked for the end of the week before which the kitchen and bathroom flooring had to be completed.

    Within an hour of leaving a message with Tailored Flooring, Darren had called me back and said he would be with me within the hour to see what he could do. Exactly as promised, he attended, measured and talked me through what he could do for us. It turned out we'd selected completely inappropriate flooring (soft vinyl in a huge, heavily used kitchen), and Darren guided us through better options available to us. To cut a long story short, he went out of his way to jiggle us into the schedule, order materials and the next day his fitter, Grant, was working on our flooring.

    The fitter, Grant, is a master. He was very tidy and careful (given the rest of our home is cream carpets), he worked quietly and very quickly. Each evening he tidied everything away. When it came to fitting the Karndean tiles, he talked me through the different options of laying them (brick style etc.) and also made his own recommendations from his experience. He measured the placement of the tiles to ensure there weren't any odd shaped tiles and when the job was complete it exceeded all our expectations.

    We managed to get everything straightened out at home in readiness for the property valuations, and two estate agents who had previously valued our home commented on the positive updates to the flooring.

    Also, they have recently moved to a beautiful show room on Alma Road which I walked past before they opened and had admired through the windows. If you want some inspiration, then definitely pop in for some very good quality, well merchandised and easy to browse carpets and flooring.

    I am really looking forward to using Tailored Flooring again for our next home.

    Lauren Moloney, Domestic Client