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Mixing floors shades for a personalized look

When we think about décor, we usually think about accessories, drapes and decorative objects that add life to a room.  But for those who are a little more adventurous, it's possible to add a personalized touch to the room itself by playing with the shades of your floor through a variation of materials and colour combinations.


This "mix and match" technique has been very popular over the past few years and has been showcased mostly in kitchens using two-toned cupboard statements.  It is not surprising, however, that the trend has expanded and now is expressed through floor coverings. Read on to find out how to make a unique and harmonious floor statement with this trend.


Play with colour.

To begin with, you can play with the colours of your floor.  This can be achieved with ceramic by choosing different shades of the same type of tile.  A gradient of solid colours or a mix of solid tiles and those with a simple motif within the same colour palette are recommended to create a subtle look that is pleasing to the eye.


Mix up proportions.

When it comes to wood, go with different colours and plank widths. A mix of light and dark planks can create a dramatic look. Another option is to vary the orientation of the planks - place them at perpendicular angles, for example.  Ask an expert for advice in order to make the best choice for your room.  


Switch up the materials.

The harmonious use of a variety of materials can transform your floor into a unique design element of your home.  While some pairings, such as the mix of ceramic and vinyl in the kitchen are natural, it's always fun to think outside of the box and let your imagination run wild. 

The mix of different materials allows you to accentuate specific elements in your home.  For example, defining a ceramic floor with a wooden boarder helps you create different zones in a large, open concept space. This concept helps you to emphasize specific elements within your home.


Proceed carefully and speak to a professional when needed

Before proceeding with any of these techniques, make sure to properly visualize the final look to ensure a harmonious and balanced look. Don't forget that the floor design will also have to blend with the furniture and accessories.  An interior designer can help you envision your idea.


The most important element of the "mix and match" concept is your imagination. It's a style that isn't defined by any set of given rules or conventions! Just remember to maintain a visual unity between all elements - the floors, your furniture and your accessories. After that, it's up to you! 

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