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First-aid for festive stains

Entertaining friends and family means spillages are more common at this time of year. But keeping your Crown Floors carpet stain-free is easy with a little know-how.

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Get the look: teaming stripes with plains

Striped or plain carpet? It’s a decorating dilemma. Plains, of course, are the more in-demand and arguably “safer” choice, creating a neutral background that allows the furniture in a room to take centre stage. If you own lots of patterned or brightly coloured furnishings and want to avoid an overly “busy” look, plain coloured carpets are definitely the way to go.

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Dulux Colour of the Year 2018

Last year it was “Denim Drift” – and sure enough, we’ve seen an influx of blues in home furnishings in 2017, from vibrant teal to navy – but 2018 is going to be all about mauve. Yes, the colour specialists at Dulux Global Aesthetic Centre have chosen the shade they predict will define our interiors over the coming 12 months, and it’s “Heart Wood”, a dusky mauve “designed to bring a sense of comfort to the home”.

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2018 trend: seventies chic

Move over mid-century modern – if the autumn/winter catwalks and trend forecasters are right, there’ll be a definite seventies vibe to our interiors in 2018. Designers such as Jonathan Adler have long championed the look but it seems it’s going mainstream; according to Pinterest, macramé wall hangings, chunky knitted throws and house plants are among the most-pinned items this month.

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Stain Free Summers

The school holidays are upon us and as well as keeping your kids busy and out of mischief, there are a million and one things to think about, not least keeping them from destroying your carefully chosen interior décor.

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Bare It All

Leaving your walls unpainted and untreated is one of the hottest home and interior design trends for this year, so carpet can be a great way to soften the industrial look and make it entirely liveable. 

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Perfect patterns for your home!
Welcome to COTY 2017: Denim Drift

We love colour, something a quick scroll through our blog posts will testify! It comes as little surprise, then, that ‘Colour of the Year’ announcements really make us tick, whether it’s the Colour Institute, Pantone, or perhaps a producer of pristine paints like Dulux...

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Pantone reconnects with nature

Every year we look forward to colour prediction season, but although a number of brands panic and gaze into their crystal ball early, there is only one prediction that holds credence the world over. We are referring to Pantone, the colour institute who place ridiculous amounts of effort into their shade analysis.

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Crown Floors returns to Harrogate

It’s that time of the year again. Not Christmas, New Year or Easter, rather the large milestone that protrudes from the flooring calendar; we are of course talking about The Flooring Show, Harrogate, where industry folk can discover the big trends for the year ahead.

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Crown Floors Blog

20 July 2017

Bare It All

20 Jul 2017 by Tom Bourne

Leaving your walls unpainted and untreated is one of the hottest home and interior design trends for this year, so carpet can be a great way to soften the industrial look and make it entirely liveable. 

House Beautiful is one of the UK's leading home style magazines and its website has picked out the 2017: The hottest home and interior design trends and we've spotted one trend we absolutely love, unpainted and untreated walls.

It's certainly not a trend for the faint-hearted, but the industrial look can bring a really fresh look to the home, particularly if your walls are old and full of beautifully aged bricks. In some ultra-stylish country homes, we've even spotted walls that have been left free of fresh paint, showing the patina of centuries of different treatments. The results are rustic and not for everyone, but we  simply can't get enough. 

To carry off the look and make it liveable on the dreariest of days, carpet is a great way to soften the effect without compromising it. The natural heather look of our Burlington collection works particularly well, complementing the texture of naked bricks and in a range of neutral hues that can pick up pointing colour - Colonial Beige is perfect for this - or create a modern feel with shades of grey. 

If you've been inspired by this look, take care not to overdo it, just one wall as a feature is enough!