In this post we’ll move on from making dream decorative floors work (Your Dream Floor) to a broader discussion on some good general design principles. If you want a decorative floor but have no idea where to start, what should you know?
Solid doesn’t mean boring with decorative floors
It may surprise some to hear a plain, solid-colour floor can be a good starting point when trying to jazz things up. You already know plain white and black can be troublesome, however just about anything in between can work really well. Most people understandably gravitate toward metallics when tossing around ideas for resin-based decorative floors, but the humble solid colour can transform a space as well and may even be more effective in some cases. Another thing that might come into play here is that plain solid colour floors will also be more affordable on average.
Make me feel something
Whether you go for the solid colour or metallics, getting the dominant colours right is the crux of effective design. Many readers are much more qualified to talk about what works in that sense, so I won’t go into that here. What I can comment on though is the grave mistake of underestimating the impact a decorative floor has on the overall “feeling” or “emotion” of a space. Just like colour on a wall or ceiling, a floor has a big say on how people react when entering a room. To illustrate what I mean, predominantly red floors can evoke warmth or passion, blue a chilly blast and green a sense of serenity. In some of the more creative decorative floors, we’ve even heard of hunger or certain tastes coming through! To borrow a famous quote, with such power comes great responsibility and the choices made here can be a triumph or a disaster depending on your design brief.
See decorative floors for yourself!
Perhaps the best advice when it comes to resin-based decorative flooring is to view it “in the flesh”. Whether it’s a sampleboard, showroom or visiting in-situ floors, it’s a worthwhile exercise because photos struggle to do them justice. Of particular note here are colour change metallic pigments that take on a different shades or colours entirely depending on the angle they’re viewed. To fully appreciate the “wow” factor these pigments add you simply must see them for yourself.
If you have any questions about what works with decorative flooring, please don’t hesitate to contact me.