In the master bedroom, opt for a sumptuous wall-to-wall carpet that’s really soft underfoot.
A subtle, but eye-catching pattern in elegant grey will add instant glamour for that coveted hotel-chic look.
Royal Borough Collection in Windsor Itschner Light Grey, Wilton Float Weave wool,
£103 per square metre, Axminster
Patterned carpets look really contemporary if you opt for simple designs in modern colours, and will add warmth and depth to modern furnishings.
Royal Borough Collection in Kensington Egyptian Dark Cotton, woven Wilton pile wool,
£103 per square metre, Axminster
The Big Jute Collection is the new carpet range from cool brand Alternative Flooring. They call it the comfort food of carpeting as all the styles are named after foods, and is a stylish solution for those who want a natural wall-to-wall-carpet to look more contemporary.
The Big Boucle in Muffin, hand-woven natural flooring,
£33.75 per square metres, Alternative Flooring
Functional and practical doesn’t have to mean boring. This carpet for heavy domestic use is made from 100 per cent seagrass, and will look stunning in a hallway or landing.
SGH2 seagrass herringbone red weft, £34 per square metre, Crucial Trading
Add instant interest to stairs, hallways and living spaces, and make them look bigger, with
a subtly-striped carpet in a modern neutral shade.
Bouclé Neutrals wool mix carpet, available in three designs and 18 colours,
£25 per square metres, Cormar Carpets
Large format tiles work well in both contemporary and traditional settings. They’ll also help make a small space look larger especially if you opt for a tile in a lighter shade as light will reflect off the floor. They’re easy to keep clean c because of very few joints and grout lines. Pick a grout colour that is almost identical to the shade so that the overall look is seamless.
Crema Marble Polished Natural Stone Tile, first grade premium marble natural stone tile, marble polished, £65 per square metre, Real Stone & Tile
Mix and match
Add a quirky touch with unusual asymmetrical tiles. Use in a large space for maximum impact, and mix up different colour ways for a beautiful and bold floor.
Signature Asymmetrical tiles in Abstract and Infinity Spark in an Oblique Square laying pattern, from £70 per square metre, Amtico
Try laying contrasting, but co-ordinating, tiles to create a unique design – perfect for making an eye-catching bathtub the real focus in the bathroom.
Carrara tile in Italian white marble with grey veining, £85.94 per square metre; Hexagon Carbon Infusion polished black marble tile with white veining, £91.81 per square metre,
These sandblasted and brushed tiles can be used indoors and outdoors – ideal for blending a living space that opens out onto a terrace.
Coniston Limestone Rustic floor tiles, £54.95 per square metre, £9.99 each. Tile Giant
These luxurious marble effect ceramic wall tiles are created using cutting edge HD Ultra Technology which produces an unmistakable finish so that even the smallest of details are captured and recreated on the tile.
Medal Conker tile, available in gloss wall tile or matt finished tile that is suitable for walls
and floors, £40 per square metre, British Ceramic Tile
Black and white tiled flooring never goes out of style, and looks stunning in an all white kitchen with bold accent colours. Choose tiles with a matt finish for a really modern look.
Maori Goroka Grafito, black glazed tile with matt finish, suitable for wall and floor,
£29.16 per square metre or £1.19 each, Tile Giant
Art Deco influence
Taking inspiration from the Industrial Revolution and Art Deco eras, these hexagon shaped tiles are suitable for both walls and floors, so you can create an eye-catching scheme throughout a room. They’re frost proof so can be used outdoors.
Hexagon Studio tiles, £40 per square metre or £1.14 each, The Baked Tile Company
Luxury riven slate effect tiles are perfect for creating an impression in a large open-plan space. Avoid using light coloured grouts on floors, particularly in areas of high traffic, as
it can discolour easier.
Cavern porcelain wall and floor tiles, available in Black, Sand, Mix, and Grey, £41.92 per box (equivalent to £29.94 per square metre) or £5.99 each, The London Tile Co
These digitally printed porcelain tiles were inspired by the beauty of Brandy Crag Slate, which was an English slate founded in the Lake District in the 1820’s – they’ll look just as good on the bathroom walls as on the floor.
Thurston Silver porcelain tile, suitable for indoor and outdoor use,
£59.93 per square metre, Topps Tiles
Made from sustainable European oak, this herringbone wood floor gives an authentic parquet look with a luxurious and rustic edge, creating a ‘modern country’ look, that works beautifully in traditional interiors.
Tall Ship brown herringbone oak wood floor, with bevelled edge and hardwax oil finish,
£73.20 per square metre, Indigenous
Get the look of a beautiful old wooden floor without the hassle of doing all the prep youself. These oak planks have been scraped by hand to make them look reclaimed and worn and then had black stain applied.
Solid Black Worn Antique Oak Flooring, £34.99 per square metre, Posh Flooring
Wood effect flooring
The latest inkjet technology means you can have wood, concrete and other effect flooring which has the look and feel of the authentic material, but with the added benefits and durability of porcelain.
Nayara Polished Porcelain wood effect tile in Natural, £69.97 per square metre; Sculpt Porcelain concrete effect tile in Beige, £49.69 per square metre, Topps Tiles
The planks’ authentic wood grains make the look and feel of this laminate flooring very natural. They also have a unique water-repellent ‘HydroSeal’ coating which makes them extremely waterproof.
Impressive Burned Planks, £19.99 per square metre, Quick Step Vinyl
Stone effect flooring
Cushion vinyl flooring is easy to install, easy to maintain, hard-wearing and long-lasting. And with new manufacturing processes there are now plenty of contemporary styles and colours to choose from to get the perfect look in your kitchen.
Stonemark Venturi, available in two, three and four metre widths,
£24 per square metre, Leoline
With Moduleo’s new luxury vinyl formats you can create a completely bespoke floor in any room. Choose from various different shapes, all of which click together so they’re really to easy to fit, then mix and match different colour options.
Jura Stone 46960, Jura Stone 46935, Jura Stone 46110 and Azuriet 46985 luxury vinyl flooring in the Hexagon format, from £60 per square metre, Moods Collection from Moduleo