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December 20, 2013 8:04 am

How To: Transform Your Home with Flooring

In home decor, the importance of flooring is sometimes minimized. However, it can have a huge impact on the overall appearance of a home. That’s why it’s important to choose the right kind of flooring to achieve the look you want for your home decor. Read below for information about several types of flooring and how it can impact the overall ambiance of your home.

Choose the right flooring for your home decor

Bold colored carpet

Choosing a bold colored carpet for your flooring gives you the ability to make an impact on your home’s look without changing the paint or furnishings. For example, pairing bold a red carpet with either beige or white walls and muted furnishings creates an attractive, contemporary look. Bold, colored carpet is also a great choice if you want to draw the eye away from old furnishings or a less than perfect paint job.

Natural carpet

Carpet made of natural materials in neutral colors make a great addition to a room full of color and patterns. For example, pairing a bold green couch and bright walls with a neutral carpet is a great way to prevent overdoing the look. Too many patterns, too many colors, and too many areas of focus can create chaos. However, focusing on the furnishings and the colors of the walls alone is possible when you choose a natural carpet.

Cost of carpet: The cost of carpet is comparable to other types of flooring. However, the price does depend on the type of carpet you get. Keep in mind that high-end carpet will look good longer. If you are planning on replacing the carpet within a year or so, you can choose a cheaper carpet. However, if you plan on keeping the same carpet for several years, it’s wise to invest some money up front in a good carpet.

Vinyl flooring

Vinyl flooring is a cheap option for floor covering that offers you a wide range of looks. Vinyl flooring can come in a variety of patterns that mimic natural materials like rock or stone. Vinyl flooring is a great option for rooms such as the kitchen or bathroom where carpet is not ideal. Its price is its biggest selling point. However, vinyl floor has come a long way since its inception and now looks exceptionally real and high quality, all while providing an easy cleaning floor space.

Wood floors

Real wood and synthetic wood floors have become increasingly popular in recent years. The desired look seems to be either extremely dark wood floors or extremely light. Wood floors can help you achieve either a contemporary look or perfect a country look. Thankfully, synthetic woods are very affordable, making wood floors accessible for virtually anyone.

 

Written by Laura Waite

Laura writes for Selby Carpets who provide flooring services across London and are experts in wooden flooring and fitting, carpet tiles and designer vinyl floor tiles, as well as providing commercial flooring services.