When you want your décor to make a real impact, let the floor do the talking. Our guide to creating impact underfoot brings you essential tips for going bright and getting it right: Choose your style
An attention-grabbing floor can transform a space from something ordinary to somewhere you'll want to spend all of your time. It can create a striking modern contrast to a traditional-looking space, as wonderfully demonstrated here
, or it can give a modern room a new-found sense of heritage
. Have fun with flooring, mixing and matching your themes or using it to propel your chosen style to new heights.Share the shades...
If you use your floor to introduce some colour into your room, find inventive ways to bounce that colour around the rest of the space. For example, an intricate light fitting can reflect a shade back down to your floor, creating balance without competing for attention. To ensure the effect is not too busy, keep walls neutral and, for very colourful patterned flooring
, consider limiting yourself to picking out just one or two shades to revisit around the room.
Bear in mind that a statement floor needn't be colourful to make an impact. The Moroccan-inspired monochrome finish in this living room
relies on the patterned floor for its dramatic impact, which takes the design from stark to something truly stylish. For a similarly stunning effect, try Victorian-inspired chequerboard flooring
in a white-themed room....And share the shapes
Echo shapes used in your decorative flooring around the room for a look that's thought-out and harmonious - no matter how bold or eye-catching the floor's design! The recurring circular theme in this room is a perfect example
of shapes used to pull a room together. Topps Tiles' tip
Don't hide your fabulous new flooring under a lot of furniture: consider mounting shelves and TVs on walls, or opting for a bathtub with feet - anything you can do to give the flooring maximum visibility is well worth it to enjoy your new design feature to the full.