Floored by carpet

Linear Silkstone Carpetright SS15 | Growing SpacesOne of the things that I like least about our 1970s house is its lack of floorboards. I love stripped or painted floorboards and the texture and interest that they add to a space and I miss the floorboards that we had throughout our last home (a Victorian terrace). What’s on your floors has such a big impact on your space because it covers such a large percentage of the room, so replacing the original 1970s carpets in the new house was one of the first jobs on our list – we went for a pretty boring neutral carpet upstairs, and opted for practical oak laminate downstairs.

But now I’ve seen these shots from Carpetright’s SS15 carpet collection, I’m wishing I’d taken my time and been much bolder in my choice, because I’m totally smitten with this striking black and white striped carpet (it’s called Linear Silkstone and it’s 100% wool and very hard-wearing, making it suitable for pretty much any area, apart from your kitchen or bathroom). The stripes feel modern and graphic, and do a great job at pulling your eye through the space to make it seem larger. And although the carpet’s shown here in a monochrome setting, I think it would work well with accent colours, too.

I guess you live and learn – next time we buy carpet I vow to be brave.

Linear Silkstone Carpetright SS15 | Growing Spaces

Disclosure: This post was written in collaboration with Carpetright



  1. Jenny
    March 23, 2015 / 4:07 pm

    I’ve taken a liking to the striped carpets too but I’m in two minds as I’m unsure if it will tie around my furniture or fear it may turn out looking electric. I have red fabric sofas with a matching red footstool from Decur but im worried they may stand out too much against the stripes, right now they look wonderful against our oak floors but we’re after something different but not overly different where it completely ends up changing the look we’re going for.

    • Heather Young March 24, 2015 / 12:28 pm

      I know what you mean Jenny – wood is such a good neutral background to work with when it comes to furniture, and I think pattern is more challenging. I do think that stripes could look really striking with your red pieces though, but it would be quite a bold look.

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