Floor art

To liven up a mid-century modern scheme, go for porcelain tiles that have had a futuristic makeover.

Above: Artwork Marble porcelain tiles in Cyan, W60xL60cm, £115 per m², Reed Harris

Parquet update

Traditional parquet flooring is very much back in fashion, but if you want to create an eclectic scheme, try mixing and matching different-colour wooden planks or porcelain floor tiles to create a wow-factor statement.


Nayara polished porcelain tiles with a high-glaze finish in Chalk, Smoke and Natural, W16.5xL66cm, £69.97 per m², Topps Tiles

Top tip

Use patterned tiles all over as a statement feature, or mix with plain tiles for a border or central design

1970s patterns

Think Abigail’s Party but with a touch more sophistication. Echoing the trend for all things Seventies-fabulous, wall-to-wall patterned carpets are back with a bang.

Sophia-Wilton-Red-Floral-DetailSofia Wilton patterned carpet in red, £32.99 per m², Carpetright

‘The cool concrete trend is versatile, allowing you to create a chic and inviting twist on the classic industrial look.’

Claire O’Brien, head of design at British Ceramic Tile

Decorative concrete

Originating from the world of high-end interiors, concrete tiles are now bang on trend. They’re perfect for creating an urban look without the hefty price tag.

concrete-feature-floorHD Concrete dark grey ceramic floor tiles, W33xL33cm, £29 per m²; Feature Floor Concrete ceramic tiles, W33xL33cm, £32 per m², both British Ceramic Tile

Top tip

To make pattern work in a modern scheme, avoid it elsewhere in the room and match the colour to the walls and the odd accessory