I have this thing about floors, where people might coo and aah over plush furnishings one of the first thing my eyes dart to is the floor beneath my feet. No matter where I am I can find beauty in the flooring below, whether it's a poured concrete floor on a staircase, parquet flooring in a hallway, tiles in a cafe, I love taking pics, pinning pics and making a mental notes of what looks good for future reference and when the day comes for me to lay my own.
In my previous flat I had old tattered floorboards with nail heads poking up and gaps between the boards, I longed for the comfort of a carpet, with a crawling babe it was what I craved the most and as much as I tried to cover the boards in rugs, F found a way to pour the contents of my purse through a crack or scrape his knee on a misplaced nail. So we moved to a flat with a sea of carpet, beige as far as the eye could see. F loved his new crawling space and the cosy underfoot in winter but to be honest I'm looking back at those floorboards with rose tinted glasses, the spills and pen scribbles of a toddler are a constant reminder as to why beige carpets are not the best idea.
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I love a lot of the the scandinavian interiors, the clean crisp lines, beautifully designed furniture and thought out spaces. When we booked our trip to Copenhagen a few years ago and I scoured Air B and B and drooled over the apartments with their perfectly pale laminate flooring and beautiful textured rugs that lay upon them. I would love to have the lounge and hallway laid with this and accentuate it with copper plant stands and wicker foot stools.
In the bathroom or dining room I like the idea of poured concrete, something so beautifully raw about it, especially as you can get a polished or coloured finish and use a beautiful rug like Armadillo and Co to give personality to the space.
What is your favourite flooring for the home?
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*This is a collaborative post.