Your lounge flooring, besides needing to be practical and durable, needs to give you that homely, warm feel. It will need to add to the atmosphere, compliment the décor and most importantly give you the right feel underfoot. What type of flooring you choose will impact the overall feel of your room so you need to carefully ...
CARPETS MADE FOR HOW YOU LIVE
A good carpet makes your house feel like a home. it gives warmth, texture and personality, while being tough enough to handle everyday wear and tear. But some carpets suit some rooms better than others - so, when you're choosing a carpet, think about which fibre, texture and style is best for you.
The right fibre for ...
LAMINATE FLOORING GUIDE
Bring home the beauty and richness of wood or the rustic charm of natural stone. Our range of stunning, practical and easy fit laminate flooring opens up an exciting selection of opportunities for you to create a look you'll love.
What is laminate?
There are 4 basic layers that together make up a ...
Trendy Carpet for Olympics
We at Carpetright loved the Olympics closing ceremony. Be proud to be British and get our Trendy Red/White/Blue patterned carpet. With its modern stripes it is perfect for any room; its vibrance, made by Union Jack flag colours, creates a fun carpet that is perfect for kids’ bedrooms. Use it to mirror the great success of the Olympics in your home. Britain came third in the overall best performance, winning the highest amount of Great British medals in a hundred and four years. Go Team GB!
High Traffic Areas
The Paralympics Games have arrived and we all want to watch the sports and also celebrate the Olympic British medals from the weeks previously! This means you are entertaining a lot of family and friends at home and so you need floors that are kept stain free. Try out vinyl flooring for an easy to clean floor that allows you to accommodate lots of people without the hassle of extra cleaning.
Wood effect vinyl flooring or marble floor designs can easily be found by brands such as Bounce and Planet, or go for a cheaper alternative; laminate flooring. Is your bathroom also a high traffic area? Then, it’s definitely worth also having a look at the hardwearing bathroom vinyl flooring. Our particular favourite is the modern Rhino Step Nevada Carbon vinyl flooring because not only is it hardwearing, slip resistant and has thick layers for extra comfort underfoot but also its stone tile design keeps us absolutely mesmerised.
A Hug In A Rug
We at Carpetright know that it rains a lot in the UK...
This might explain why we, English, love to snuggle up. By simply adding a rug to a room, it can be fully transformed. It adds character and creates a warm and welcoming abode. When it is cold therefore, we must have shaggy rugs that are plush and feel ultra soft under our feet.
The psychology of WARM colours
We at Carpetright know that interior designers will no doubt agree that every colour has its own psychology. There is even a Chinese philosophy, the Feng Shui, which focuses on attracting positivity through balancing the energy of a room. Therefore, by balancing colours in an area, one may create a particular atmosphere that they desire.
So, with the days becoming cooler and cooler, we think that it’s best to think about using warm colours to make your home welcoming and cozy. Some colours, especially red, gold and orange, radiate warmth like a flame.
Identified with: Red symbolises two very different terms; cupid and the devil, which is love and hate. Although they are both superlatives that sit on the opposite sides of the scale, they both represent very strong feelings. This colour can radiate feelings of passion, warmth, boldness, intimacy as well as power and drama. By using red, it can easily add elegance to any room, simultaneously comforting and exciting the individual within.
Combination: For a dramatic look; colour block with bold blues and greens. If you’d like a more intimate design though, combine red with black, white or other neutral colours.
Warning: Red can be very powerful, too powerful for some. So only use this strong colour if you enjoy an atmosphere that encourages stimulating emotions.
Room: Use red to improve intimacy in the bedroom, add warmth and cosiness in your lounge and create a dramatic dining room for an elegant supper.
Achieve: Create a warm and cozy home or dramatic and unforgettable rooms.
GOLD / ORANGE:
Identified with: Gold is the colour of the sun, encouraging revitalisation, which is often reminiscent of a holiday. This colour can also symbolise luxury and a prestigious style. So not only can this help recreate a sunny break but also generate a rich and abundant atmosphere. Similarly, orange is often associated with energy and tropical countries where the climate is warm. It is also interesting that orange helps increase ones appetite, making it perfect for the dining room. As some wood effect vinyl flooring gives out an orange light, it makes sense to use it in the kitchen as well.
Combination: Both gold and orange will look great with white, which will create a contemporary minimalistic interior style. Why not try a more bold design, by adding blue to make a serene atmosphere or green for a naturalistic and Caribbean look recreation of the palm trees with the sun and energy!
Warning: If you are a person that is naturally energetic, these colours may make you feel chronically elevated. It may not be a good idea to use orange and gold therefore in a room which you would like to relax and be calm.
Room: We recommend orange and blue for the ideal bedroom and luxurious white and gold for an elegant lounge and superior dining room. Whilst, simple golden hues and orange shades of vinyl will look sleek and modern in any kitchen and bathroom interior.
Achieve: Make you rooms warm and constantly feel like you are on holiday. Then, use white to create more modern and elegant styles that will always impress!
General Considerations For Your Lounge Flooring
When choosing lounge flooring, your decision should be entirely based on on flooring styles. Choosing the right fibre to create a luxuriously carpeted floor or opting for laminate to give your lounge a practical floor is equally as important as selecting a flooring type. With so many styles available, ...
Different Flooring Materials
All our flooring is made of different materials and each has benefits throughout the home. Whether it’s added luxury or practical features such as being hard wearing, it’s important to know these differences as they will support the look and life of your new flooring.
What are the benefits of each material? ...