On the tiles: how to design the perfect floor

Go on, take the floor

Want to bring colour and pattern into your home? Well, look no further than your floors.

While it is a big undertaking (both time and moneywise), floors are a good place to make a statement and add some wow factor to your home.

However, getting them right can be tricky, so before you take the plunge check out Andrew Smith's, New Product Development Director at Harvey Maria, top design tips for perfect floors ...

It's all about the big picture

conservatory with red textured floor and potted plants

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Neisha Crosland Parquet Red Oxide, £42.95, Harvey Maria

"When designing your floor, think of your home as a unified whole and aim to create a seamless living environment - rather than choosing flooring in isolation room by room. By treating all floors in your home as a singular space, you can make areas such as the kitchen, dining room, and the lounge connect together and flow seamlessly into one another."

Be bold

blue wall with green chair and flowers

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"There are so many benefits of having coloured floors - they can brighten the space, make a design statement, define specific zones within the house, help you achieve a desired atmosphere, and also bring out colour accents in furniture and accessories."

Play with pattern

room with blue couch and cushions on pattern floor

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"Whether you are into large geometrics, petite florals, or delicate polka dots, pattern adds interest to any space. It's perfect for small spaces, instantly injecting personality and defining the room. It is also brilliant for large living areas - especially open plan kitchens - where pattern can set the theme for an interior, making large spaces vibrant and welcoming."