I can’t believe it’s already Friday again! That means it’s time to put my decorating dilemmas out to you.
Today I’m trying to decide on floors. Floors and lighting should pretty much be the first decisions made when thinking about decorating your home. They will be the canvas for everything else and all other choices will flow on from these… no pressure!
So I’ve decided that I want a black/white/grey neutral scheme for the house so that I can add colour with accessories. I’ve narrowed down the flooring to three different options and I want you to help me to choose.
Option Number 1: White Floorboards
Now, before you all go and say, “white floorboards will show up too much dirt”, the kind of white that I’m talking about is a roughly-painted white, with a fair bit of the grey and brown of the wood showing through.
I love the look of white floorboards! As I’ve mentioned before, I love Scandinavian design and the way that they make rooms look so light and airy. White floors are one of the signature elements of Scandinavian design and they do so much to open up a room and make even the darkest of rooms feel bright, which they really need in a land where nighttime can last for months!
Option number 2: Polished Concrete
I love the raw, industrial look of polished concrete. My dream is to one day live in a converted warehouse, but seeing that it’s only a dream, and the only way for it to actually happen would be to build a time-machine and go back in time to before my husband’s conception and change his genetic make-up so that he’s not genetically wired to only like brand-spanking-new boring houses, I could have one of the elements of an industrial space in my house with polished concrete floors.
How cool is this?! They can stamp pretty much any design you want into concrete just after it’s been poured. No way I’d ever actually be able to afford to do this, and I doubt very much that our builder does anything quite as intricate as this, but I can dream, can’t I?
Option number 3: Tiles
Now, with tiles I am hoping to kind of mimic the look of the concrete floors, and am looking at quite large tiles (600 X 600mm) with a natural stone look to them – not glossy.
So, what do you think? Once again, two factors – aesthetics and functional plausibility.
Very much looking forward to hearing from you,
P.S. Congratulations to Michael from the Australian TV show, The Renovators, on channel 10. He and his team did an awesome job of renovating their “fibro cottage”, but my favourite was Luke and the team’s renovation of the “inner-city-terrace” (pictured below).