Choosing flooring for your home is no easy task and there are many variables that need to be taken into account such as what room it will be used in, the size of the space, the climate in the room, who will use the room and what it will be used for, how long the flooring needs to last, what kind of wear and tear it will need to withstand and how much it will cost, to name but a few.
Flooring solutions that are highly customised to meet our needs, adaptable and flexible are few and far between. But these modular carpet tiles from FLOR meet all these criteria. The 50cm (19.7-inch) carpet squares come in a vast array of colors, textures and styles and can be configured in any shape or size to create custom rugs, runners or wall-to-wall designs that are uniquely beautiful and easily adaptable.
Unlike conventional floor tiles, no nails, padding, or glue is required to secure the FLOR tiles in place as they connect securely together with ingenious FLORdots, which are attached to the underside of the carpet tiles, not your floor.
The more design-savy amongst us will instantly be attracted to the benefits of these modular tiles, especially the fact that they can be easily removed if you decide to reconfiguration them, move them to a different room or even a different house. This also makes them easy to replace should they get damaged and easy to take up and clean if necessary.
In this short video clip, Chip from FLOR explains the design philosophy behind their products.
So what do you think about these modular carpet tiles? Would you use something like this in your home?
Now it’s my turn to share some Decoist design advice with you! First up, we see a grouping of small items displayed on the DIY Round Shelf I created for a previous Decoist post. When deciding what to display, avoid overcrowding your shelf in terms of weight and height. For a small round shelf like the one displayed in the two images below, lightweight items are essential. Plus, smaller items allow the shape of the shelf to truly shine. Also consider what’s on display near the shelf you’re styling. An example is the open shelving featured in my kitchen tour. I’ve filled it with an array of teapots, coffee pots, cake stands, serving trays and more. So when it came time to style the shelving of the nearby garden window, I kept it simple. Just a few items did the trick, preventing the kitchen from being overwhelmed by “stuff”.
Sunken living rooms were all the rage in the 60s and 70s, but they can still be just as comfy and stylish in the aughts. With so many of us opting for open plan spaces these days, creating a casual but defined “conversation pit” is a fun way to break up your living room into manageable zones. Read on for some of our favorite inspiration rooms featuring cozy sunken living areas that we’d love to nestle up in. The soaring ceilings of this bright and airy Texas home are further exaggerated by its recessed seating area. The raw look of the wooden ceilings and concrete floors are softened by strategically placed pops of color and plush pillows.