It seems when decorating, people can overlook the floor, which by the way takes up a large proportion of space. For a while now, cream carpets have dominated our homes. But let’s be honest, it’s the vanilla option, and it’s so overdone now. With that said, if you’re looking for some fresh flooring inspiration, look no further, because here are some groundbreaking options to rework your living space completely.

Colour, colour, colour

Other than the obvious practical reasons, the floor is an important part of any room, and it can be dressed up in many ways. First and foremost, you want the floor to blend or at least match the walls. 

The floor is usually darker than the walls to give the illusion of a higher ceiling and a larger space. This colour scheme mimics the outdoors and gives a room an airy feeling. If you want to know how to offset a wall colour perfectly, you can also use a colour wheel to determine a split-complementary colour scheme.

Let’s get practical: pick a material.

You want the floor to suit the function of its room. For bedrooms, perhaps the cream carpet may be acceptable (unless you have children who like to bring the mud indoors with them). 

However, for spaces in which you want to entertain guests, you can think bigger than dusty carpets. 

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For that wow-factor, pick a stone floor. They look sophisticated and are extremely durable. And there are multiple stones you can pick from to suit the feel of your home, including limestone, marble, travertine, sandstone, granite and so on. This quality stone supplier will help you create a high-end living space.

With stone floors, it’s almost as if you’ve brought the outdoors inside, but tamed it, polished and glossed it. Or it can be kept rugged-looking, depending on the vibe and practicality of the room. One thing is for sure, it will last a heck of a long time, and any unwanted mess from the dog or the kids can be cleaned in an instant.

Comfort, but make it stylish.

If you have chosen your material, it’s time to accessorise. A rug can warm wooden floors and add a decorative touch. You don’t want to cover your floor with any old rug, so pick something chic, and proportional to the space. There’s nothing worse than a rug that looks like a carpet because it’s too oversized. Try Pinterest for rug ideas. If in doubt, a fluffy white rug over a neutral-toned floor is simple but looks premium.

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If you are splashing out, under-floor heating is lovely in keeping your feet warm in the wintertime. But this is not always recommendable for thicker stone flooring, which can take a while to heat up. If all else fails, fluffy socks or slippers will do the trick! 

Remember, the floor will support you as much as you support it.