One 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.
Disclosure: This post was written in collaboration with Carpetright