Trend Alert: Patterned Flooring

Happy Monday everyone! I wanted to kick off this week with a trend I have started noticing in and around the internet and in magazines during recent months which I absolutely love and can't wait to experiment with; patterned flooring. I remember some time ago, patterned carpets in particular were being peddled as a huge trend but the reign of wooden floors still seemed to win out in most homes. I think the memory of those autumnal coloured, floral patterns of the 80s were perhaps still a little fresh in our minds... I personally grew up with a reddish brown monstrosity which haunts all of our family photos and home videos to this day.

However, the trend for Scandinavian design with is geometry, monochrome-ish and love of texture and natural materials makes me feel that we could be on the advent of a floor revolution. There is also a touch of retro, mid century cool about patterned flooring, whether its tiles or a striped carpet, which I think is rather exciting. And hey, for me, if pistachio bathroom suits can make a come back then so can patterned floors.

Here are some ways in which I think patterned floors are really successful...

Wooden Floors



Experimenting with pattern when it comes to wooden floors is something which goes back centuries. However its geometry still feels fresh today. I love the different colours of wood used here, but for something similar in your home, expect to pay generously.

Go big or go home



If you do want to bring something a bit different to your home, then why not go all out with a highly patterned carpet. I love the kitsch, arts and crafts vibe of the staircase on the right. With the white walls it feels so bright and fresh whilst still giving a nod to tradition.

I absolutely love the checked carpet on the left - just genius, especially teamed with the pale untreated wood, so so Scandinavian. You could easily recreate this at home using carpet floor tiles in grey, black and white (work out the pattern before you start fixing them down though!). Carpet tiles are really inexpensive and are hard-wearing, making them perfect for high-traffic areas like hall ways or a child's bedroom. Carpetright have a good collection in loads of different colours.

Stairway to...


If using a patterned floor in a whole room feels a bit daunting, the stairs are a great place to experiment. Striped carpets have been quite popular in the past but can tend to be in a multitude of colours which I think has had its day. I prefer to keep it simple, sticking to a monochrome palate as shown here. Again, Carpetright's Linear range sums up this trend perfectly.

Texture 


If all out pattern isn't your thing, texture is a great compromise. Not only does it add interest to your carpet, it is also much better at hiding marks and general wear. Using natural fibres can also help people with allergies.

Retro Tiles


One of my favourite ways to use pattern on the floor - retro tiles. They look great everywhere if you ask me, but I imagine kitchen and bathrooms are the best places unless you live somewhere hot and can handle cold tiles underfoot all year round. I am seeing more and more of these coming onto the market and Topps Tiles have a great range at a fairly reasonable price, They are still quite expensive but if you are just tiling a small area such as a bathroom, I think it is totally worth it for major wow factor.

What do you think? Do you have a patterned floor in your home?

Hx



This is a collaborative post but all views and opinions are my own.

1 comment:

  1. My other half wants a really bright pattern carpet in the living room but I'm not so sure. I like the image you have of the pattern on the stairs I could cope with that lol #LoveYourHome

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