Updating your flooring is a big decision, and there are a number of things to keep in mind when making your selection.
Choose flooring with the look of the whole room in mind, rather than in isolation. It should be subtle and neutral, and fit with your colour scheme without being dominant.
Give cohesion to your home by using common elements in each room. This creates flow and unity, and therefore a feeling of space. Flooring is one of the largest surface areas in a home, which makes it the perfect product to unify a decorating scheme.
Try to create a ‘seamless transition’ in flooring – tie in hard with soft flooring by looking at the colours in each and tying them in closely. This makes movement from room to room less obvious in a house. A good rule is to have no more than three types of flooring in a home.
Different fibre types have individual benefits. Consider the maintenance and colourfastness properties when deciding what carpet to put where.