HOW FLOORING IS THE NEW STATEMENT WALL
Hands up if you’ve painted or wallpapered a statement wall in your home? Yes? Well, you’re definitely not alone as many of us have been making features of single walls for some years. But now there’s a new way of creating a statement in your home without lifting a paintbrush, thanks to stunning carpet designs that create instant impact.
From rich, opulent jewel tones to bright, refreshing shades, these innovative carpets have been designed to not only add luxury and interest to a room scheme, but to provide a durable base that’s resistant to wearing and stains. Read on and discover how striking carpets are giving statement walls a run for their money.
Carpet:Envy in Smoke.
Bold Berry Mix
Want to create a sumptuous, cocooning feel in a living space? Then you can’t go wrong with the warming richness of lush berry tones. Design your room scheme from the floor up and choose a carpet in a practical shade for the heavy traffic area, such as a moody smoky-coloured carpet. Then you can decorate the walls with a complementary berry shade, like deep mulberry, to continue the cosiness.
As for the texture of the carpet, opting for a smooth, velvety surface is definitely the key to ultimate luxury and comfort.
Style tip: To heighten the opulence, pepper the room with smooth tactile surfaces, such as marble, leather and glossy wood, all of which will ramp up the luxe factor.
Carpet:Envy in Blossom.
There’s nothing quite like a stylish black-and-white palette for ensuring plenty of bold contrasts and making a contemporary statement in a space. If you’re decorating an all-white room that features fresh white walls and a sleek, neutral carpet, then opt for modern black furnishings, such as shapely chairs and leggy floor lamps that will pop against the backdrop and create a strong style story.
Style tip: Lush, verdant houseplants will absolutely sing in a monochromatic setting, as green jumps out against both black and white. Choose exotic leafy numbers to add shape, and display different sizes of plant for extra interest.
Carpet:Envy in Charcoal.
Deep, Dark Tones
Dramatically dark bedrooms are still as popular as ever, but how can you make the floor just as special as the walls? Simple. By continuing the drama to the floor with a deep-pile, dark-grey carpet that will steal the show. The secret is to choose a shimmery, tufted design that looks as soft and snuggly as it feels between the toes.
Style tip: Layer your decadent sleep space with light-reflecting velvety throws that will offer a hint of brightness in the dark space and mirror the richness of the carpet.
Carpet:Envy in Latte.
Light & Bright
This look isn’t for the fainthearted, or for high-traffic spaces, yet a pale, almost snowy carpet is ideal for bringing a sense of calm and relaxation to a space, as well as capturing an extremely sleek and contemporary vibe.
A pale base will instantly brighten any room and make it feel larger too, allowing you a sense of space where you can play around with oversized murals or bold pieces of art.
Style tip: Place a vibrant chair on top of your pale carpet and watch the space come to life with style and impact.
Carpet:Envy in Candy.
For the ultimate feminine boudoir, pick an opulent carpet that offers all the comfort and lustre of beautiful silk without its fragility. This innovative carpet features specially engineered fibres that feel ultra-soft, yet offer super-resistance. And with such a sensational feeling underfoot, this carpet will make a big statement no matter what you have on the walls.
Style tip: Be inspired by the romantic shade of vintage rose and its feminine softness, then elevate the deluxe ambience with touches of velvet, faux fur and silk.