5 interior design trends with floors to match
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 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.