You have probably read a load of articles on how to choose the right wallpaper, on which wall colours to use, even ones on the most stylish furnish to pick, but have you had any advice about your floors? Probably not, in fact, the floor can often be a neglected part of home decor, even though it actually has a massive effect on the whole ambiance of a room. With that in mind keep reading for the ultimate guide to modern flooring materials and how to use them to create drama and mood in any room in your house.
Stone can be one of the most effective materials for creating drama with your flooring if it’s used right. First, you have to consider the space that it will sit in. Stone is particularly popular in kitchens and bathrooms because of its obvious splash proof qualities and robust nature.
Then you will need to pick the type of stone to use from options such as Limestone, Slate, Marble, and Granite. Some of these are rarer than others and therefore will add additional cost to your budget. However, they can be well worth the investment if you want to achieve a specific look in your home.
Wood is another modern flooring option that can work very well in the home to create style and drama. Hardwood floors are popular because they combine the natural look with durability. Unfortunately, hardwood floors are also hugely expensive, making them an impractical solution for most homeowners.
Luckily, you can get some high-quality laminate floor products now, with finishes that look so authentic people will think you have real aged wood or parquet flooring. The latter being something that is probably the most dramatic and stylish flooring look of the lot! Check out the examples of German laminate wood floors at Wood4floors to see what I mean. They are even made with all natural materials now, so you know you not letting anything toxic into your home either.
Carpet, it’s the Marmite of flooring you either love it or you hate it, it seems to me. Yes, of course, it can be bland and boring and do nothing for a room except make it look small and dingy. Forget using it rooms like the kitchen bathroom too, as that is just gross!
However, it is possible to embrace carpet and enjoy the benefit of toasty feet in most of the rooms in your house, if you pick one that is a little different. To do this you might have to go for an unusual colour, perhaps something that contrasts with the rest of the decor such as a grey hue in an all white room.
Patterned carpets can be risky, but are definitely dramatic.
You may even if you are feeling particularly brave go for a patterned carpet. Although unless the room you are decorating is a shrine to eclectic design you may have some problems picking out a pattern that will create drama in the positive way that you are hoping for.