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Create a cosy living space this autumn

Create a cosy living space this autumn and infuse your home with some much needed comfort and character. Whilst the summer is still in full swing, this is the perfect time to plan an autumn redesign, so your living space is ready to snuggle into when those colder months inevitably arrive.

There is a lot to be said for refreshing your home. It’s a chance to put the past few months to bed and get ready for a new season. It’s also is a great time to introduce new routines, new habits, in a space that oozes your personality down to a tee. One task that often gets overlooked is a change in flooring. Here at South West Carpets we know how daunting a floor replacement may sound, but we endeavour to make it as seamless and as stress free as possible. Our team are experts in making a house a home, without the sleepless nights.

Dimmet Oak - Herringbone Plank - Amtico

Colour is key to creating a cosy living space

For seasoned professionals when it comes to a seasonal interior change, colour is the first step, and arguably the most important. There is no point deciding on a material if it doesn’t come in the colour or shade that you’re after!

When autumn comes around, the last thing most people want are bright, garish colours that are usually associated with the brighter months. The same goes for cool greys and blues, for that doesn’t encourage one to snuggle down with a good book. The colours we want are those classic autumnal tones, like orange, red, yellow, neutral tones, deep pastels and a collection of greens. This minimalist colour palette creates a natural living space, perfect for the season.

It’s not just the flooring that needs to be taken into consideration when choosing a colour scheme. Anyone who has undertaken a little redesign knows that the colour of the walls, lampshades, cushions, carpets, curtains, throws and decor pieces are just as important! But by deciding on the floor first, you set the tone for the entire space, and then give yourself parameters for decorating the rest of the room. Soft furnishings are easier to source than that perfect floor.


Rural Oak - Parquet laying pattern - Amtico

Finding the right texture

In order to create a cosy living space this autumn, texture needs to play a big role. This may seem like a strange focus when talking about the type of floor you will have, but it makes a big difference. When we say texture, we mean soft, natural, manufactured, or a blend, all of which ties in seamlessly with material choice.

For example, if you opt for a carpet, then you wouldn’t necessarily add a rug on top. Carpet is soft, luxurious, and comforting, meaning you can get away with a more minimalist furniture choice, like glass and aluminium, instead of natural wood. If you choose to go with a harder floor, like wood, tiles or linoleum, depending on the room of course, then adding a plethora of cushions, throws and rugs give your space that extra homely feel that the flooring may not provide.


Patterns, patterns, patterns!

Whilst many opt for a one- or two-toned floor, be that in carpet form or tiling, choosing a pattern can be crucial to where you take your redesign next. Our selection of flooring from Karndean shows you just how varied your flooring can be. By combining neutral with abstract, you can highlight certain features of your home, like a dining table or fireplace, whilst introducing depth and style like never before.

To give you even more inspiration, why not explore these laying patterns designed by Amtico? We are proud suppliers of their stunning products, and have a range of laying patterns all ready to go in our showroom, should you wish to see them in person.

These beautiful and elegant laying patterns are a great way to craft that perfect cosy nook this autumn, with the added benefit of being a great-quality product that will be an investment to the value of your property.



Pale Limed Oak - Herringbone Plank - Karndean

Material choices

Flooring now comes in a plethora of materials that can seem impossible to choose from. That’s where our team comes in. By visiting us at our showroom, you can get your hands on a range of samples, which is a great way to get a feel for your new floor and what it would look like underfoot.

We have a wide range of carpets, from suppliers such as Axminster, who have been supplying us with carpets for many years. Their historical collection of carpets have been keeping toes warm for well over 200 years.They are masters of their craft and we are honoured to supply our clients with their products. You could opt for a Herringbone, or a natural wool weave, either of which bring an element of familiarity and warmth to any room.

Carpets are not the only choice though. Exploring our range of Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT) from Karndean can be a cost effective solution to adding realistic wood to your home. Here you have a classic oak, without the hassle of maintaining a real oak wood floor. Or perhaps the darker tones of the Dover collection, as a way to hibernate on those cold winter evenings.


With the help of the team here at South West Carpets, you can easily create a cosy living space this autumn. We have a broad selection of beautiful flooring options for you to choose from, and an expert crew on deck to help you craft that perfect autumnal look. Don’t hesitate to give us a call, and visit us at our showroom to start your journey.





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