We all try to create the paradise we all want to live in and some of us even try to be floor trendy. It’s often easier to get carried away and buy whatever you see in the shops, making your home an amalgamation of styles and décor that leave your guests wondering if they've walked into a boot sale.
But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Styles and trends have come and gone, though that old yellow banana shaped couch from the 70s certainly won’t be making a comeback! 2016 is no different and we’ve put together a collection of trends that will spruce up your living space, complement your floor and give your home a modern look that will dazzle your visitors, and put a smile on your face.
Pantone is a world-renowned authority on colour and provides advice on colour to a wide variety of industries. Last September they declared that the colour of the year 2016 would be a combination of two: Rose Quartz and Serenity – essentially these are light pastel pink and blue. So you can expect to see this combination a lot in interior design magazines and home stores across the country.
Luckily it’s also a combination of colour that goes well with any floor (yes, even the dark wood floor!) and serves to brighten the room for spring.
Shades of Grey
Grey has been popular for many years, and 2016 is no different.
It particularly complements a Mahogany wood floor as the darker wood brings out the warmth in the grey, despite also lightening the room by dispersing sunlight into every corner. There are 557 shades of grey on the Dulux colour chart, it’s pretty versatile!
Minimalism is the order of the day when our Nordic cousins get involved in interior design, and they do it so well that they've earned their very own style!
Scandinavian style brings a room down to its bare essentials. A white floor – whether it’s a white carpet (beware dirt!) or a white wood floor, which, would work extremely well with Pantone’s colour of the year.
To not leave the room feeling cold, warm furs, natural woods and indoor plants can cosy up and liven the room.
Bohemian is very heavy on strong dark colours which are designed to warm a room. However, you can get around this and still have a bohemian haven fit for spring by splashing out on seasonal flowers, removing warming rugs.
Bohemian has no place for pastels, so forget the colour of the year and embrace large warm furniture, wood furniture can accentuate wooden floors if done correctly!
Being floor trendy in 2016 is simply about finding complementary colours for your floor and creating your own style!