If you’re looking for an interesting flooring design, experimenting with geometric flooring is a good option to go for. With a variety of colours and patterns, you can create some impressive designs and bring out a lot of personality.
This guide will walk you through a few things to consider when it comes to styling your geometric floor.
Subtle or Statement?
When it comes to geometric flooring, you’ll have noticed that the patterns can make a striking statement or can look more understated depending on what you choose.
It’s important to decide what kind of impact you want to make, as once you’ve decided this, you can then choose the flooring you want, as well as the other elements of the room.
The size of the room you’ll be installing the geometric flooring in will also have a bearing on what type of pattern you choose. Large spaces look great with geometric panel flooring, as you’ll really have the space to see the patterns run into each other from panel to panel. If you have a smaller space, or an odd shaped space, a geometric floor that flows across the space (ie a floor that isn’t in a panel with a border) will look great as it will make the room look bigger.
Subtle geometric patterns can make the room feel elegant and grand, like the floor has been in your home for centuries. Think Parquet de Versailles – which is a design that was created in the 17th Century for the palace of Versailles – or basket weave, a continuous pattern that flows across the room.
Some options for a statement geometric wood floor are Chequerboard or Parquet de Ardeche designs. These are specialist parquet designs that we make by hand in our workshops that really create a standout feature.
Understand the Colour Scheme
The tone of your geometric flooring will have an impact on how you may want to style it with the rest of the room.
The great thing about a wood floor is that it complements any colour palette.
Lighter, neutral palettes are an ever popular choice as they create a calming sanctuary-like feel. Pale grey, light blue, or white walls against a pale toned geometric floor really makes an impact, as it keeps a traditional pattern feeling modern.
Darker toned blues and greens have become popular in recent years, and these are a really versatile choice, as they can look great against both light or dark wood floors. Pairing these jewel tones with a dark toned geometric floor can create a sumptuous aesthetic, whereas pairing them with a natural, mid toned geometric wood floor can create quite a traditional feel.
Choosing Your Furniture
If you’re opting for geometric flooring, you’ll want to consider what furniture you’ll be placing on top. As we mentioned above, this decision will be helped along by how much of a statement you want the floor to make.
If you’re going for an elegant, grand aesthetic that looks like an original feature, then classic furniture or antique style furniture will look great.
If you want something more modern or with more personality, modern or mid-century furniture with splashes of colour will make an impact.
One thing we recommend when installing a geometric floor – don’t cover it up with large rugs! Geometric flooring is a statement in itself and so you don’t want to cover its beauty.
Geometric flooring is a fun yet elegant flooring design to include in your home. However, due to its creative nature, it can be difficult to style with. Therefore, by using this guide, hopefully you’ll have a better idea of what to use and what to consider when you’re after the perfect design.
If you need any further design help or want help choosing a geometric pattern, get in touch with the team now on 0800 880 7392 or download one of our brochures.