Perhaps as a backlash to the swirling floral carpets of the 60’’s and 70’’s, the last 20+ years saw a return to a much simpler floor. Wood and tiles were in, migraine-inducing carpet was out. But today’’s homeowners are starting to discover that creating a fantastic effect on their “5th wall” can actually create a real statement.

There are so many materials out there for flooring that choosing one can be a little overwhelming. However, if you’’re considering something a little different, then hopefully my post today can assist you with your decision, and I promise there’’s not a swirly carpet in sight!

While you will see my bathroom tiles in this post, my own floors are actually quite simple, stained pine floorboards and slate flooring in the kitchen.

However, creating a statement floor is something I’’m considering for our bedroom; it’s currently just neutral carpet, a little too safe for my tastes! So perhaps one of these ideas may end up in my own home, because they were just so inspiring!

I’’ve put together some of my favourite flooring and flooring effects, some simple, some more intricate, to bring a little life to your floors.



With so many options available, which is your favourite?

And to keep your floors looking in tip top condition you will need a trusty vacuum to tackle all of that household dust and dirt. Voted best home appliance brand in 2015, Miele vacuum cleaners are designed with quality in mind and are tested for the equivalent of 20 years use, so are sure to stand the test of time. With their Super AirClean filters, which provide 11 separate layers of filtration, removing dust and particles from the air makes them perfect for general home cleaning.

Click here to shop Miele floorcare and be sure to check out the latest Hero range, C3.


Image sources: Swoon Worthy /  Pia Winther via My Scandinavian Home / Swoon Worthy / Wichmann + Bendtsen via Dwell / Bjurfors via Planet Deco / Grace Bonney via MakeZine / Wynnie Crews / Mr. & Mr. via Yatzer / Cornerstone Architects via Homedit / Bella Tucker / Not on the High Street / Atlanta Homes Mag


By Kimberly Duran on 21.09.15

Guest Contributor

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