We look at top tips on choosing materials with confidence and some inspiring rooms that take the principle of mixed materials to create eye-catching bathrooms, hallways and kitchens.

Mixed materials provide an opportunity to create a rich tapestry of contrasts in every room of your home. So whether you are mixing painted cabinets with slate in your kitchen or mixing it up with marbles in your bathroom, cushion vinyl floors provide the perfect opportunity to get creative around your home.

We look at top tips on choosing materials with confidence and some inspiring rooms that take the principle of mixed materials to create eye-catching bathrooms, hallways and kitchens.


Top Tips for achieving the look:

Limitless Room Appeal

Previously, homeowners were limited to steering clear of certain materials in wet prone areas, such as bathrooms or kitchens, but cushion vinyl floors make it easy to add wood floors to bathrooms without the worry of warping. Whatever flooring you choose, double-check that it will be fit for purpose in the room you are renovating, or make it easy by selecting one of our floors from our extensive collection.

Mood Boards

It may seem obvious but putting together a mood board to perfect your look is probably the easiest way to feel confident when mixing and matching styles and materials. Mood boards also provide the opportunity to push the boundaries of your design comfort zone as they offer the chance to mix up colours and trends. We offer a free sample service to help you kick-start your home renovation project, or why not take some inspiration from our social media feed for ideas.

Creating a balance

Start by choosing a combination of materials, for example, wood, marble or slate and find complimenting colours, textiles or accessories that help tie them together. Creating an equal balance will help prevent a bland look. An excellent example of this principle is our Moroso floor which incorporates cement, wood and tile materials that share a silver-grey palette.

Room Inspiration:


Bathroom

Bathrooms have come a long way from plain rooms that only provide utility. You can combine materials while still keeping a contemporary and uncluttered look. This example highlights how our Stromboli floor adds the appeal of marble paired with light paint finishes and darker furniture to tie in the luxury look of this bathroom.

For an extra layer, consider adding materials that combine geometrics, such as Treviso from our Titanium XT collection. It adds a contemporary twist that works beautifully against the reclaimed wood cabinets and the crispness of white sanitaryware and walls.

Hallway

Hallways are an excellent opportunity to impress visitors and set the scene for your home design. This hallway features our new Obelisk floor from the Titanium XT collection that replicates the look of rustic stone, which contrasts with the cottage core appeal of painted soft grey wood and painted plaster walls. Each element works together to provide a calm aesthetic that will give that welcome appeal.


Kitchen

The last few years have seen painted cabinet trends feature heavily within kitchen design. This year is no exception, and they also provide an opportunity to mix and match contrasting materials such as this kitchen featuring the cool greys of Challenger that work beautifully with the dusty blue pastel paint. Combining natural wood furniture adds a rustic appeal.

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