If you try and visualise your dream home, perhaps the first thing you think of is how it would look from the outside – and whether you’d have stunning views, maybe of the ocean, or of beautiful grounds.
However, when you’re actually viewing houses, the chances are that you won’t just be focusing on a property’s kerb appeal. Even if your potential new home looks immaculate from the outside, once you’re over the doorstop, if the flooring looks cheap, old, dated or worn, or the current owners couldn’t make up their minds and have used different types of flooring in every room, breaking up the flow of the space, this can really detract from the visual appeal of your potential new home.
It can be easy to overlook the importance of good flooring, but getting it right can help create a look that says ‘dream home’, rather than ‘DIY disaster’.
If you’re reading this while gazing across a room that could really do with a flooring make-over, His & Hers has got you covered with our top flooring tips, in association with Flooring365, wood flooring specialists who offer a really wide range of flooring styles at affordable prices. They stock a broad range of wood flooring, including engineered wood flooring, solid wood flooring, parquet, Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT) and laminate flooring.
Here are our tips for creating dream home-worthy floors:
- Really think about the dimensions of the area you’re choosing flooring for and the existing décor and furniture when looking at flooring options. The team at Flooring365 have written a handy blog on how to ensure that your flooring doesn’t clash with your furniture or interior design scheme.
- Take some time looking at different flooring types and getting a feel for the styles that you love before making a decision. If you’re struggling to find some initial inspiration, it could be worth treating yourself to a few interior design magazines or perusing Pinterest to start compiling a set of images of flooring you think looks really stylish.
- Measure up the space and then get realistic about how much you want to spend on your new flooring. On the Flooring365 website, they make it really easy to check the price of lots of different flooring types, so you can work out which one will be the easiest on the eye and on our budget.
- You know the trick of painting a sheet of A4 paper in the shade you’re considering for your room and then positioning it on different walls to see how it would look in different lights? You may want to try something similar with your flooring. If so, you can request flooring samples from Flooring365 to check how they look when the light hits them, and how well your chosen shade complements your existing furniture. Putting in the time to double check how your flooring looks ‘in the flesh’ may sound time consuming, but His & Hers would highly recommend it in order to be 100% sure that you’re making the right decision.
We’re very proud to bring you this feature in association with Flooring365. For more inspiration for your home, please pay a visit to our interiors page.