Interior Concepts for Formica’s New Flooring Range
Family favourite Formica has just introduced a new range of flooring options that meet the need for practical, hard-wearing surfaces that emulate fashionable timber styles. The elegant natural wood is a versatile flooring solution suitable for any budget.
To showcase the wide applications of the range, Interior Designer Karen Spiteri has selected her top three finishes and created three different interior concepts that are practical, user friendly and super stylish.
DIJON OAK // INK
Formica’s ‘Dijon Oak’ is the ideal solution for your next bedroom design concept. The warm timber tone adds depth and personality that is adaptable to any style.
This contemporary interior scheme implies sophistication with a twist of fun. I focused on the selection of key pieces that can work as a background for numerous colour schemes in the future to accommodate the change-over of small pieces and soft furnishings as seasons change.
To compliment the ‘Dijon Oak’ flooring, I chose Hunting for George’s Oliver Bed, a personal favourite. I paired this bed with an Adair’s washed linen quilt cover in a soft grey, the perfect base for seasonal scatter cushions and prints. I also added hints of glam with the metallic accents from a copper cushion and copper candle from Basic Habitat’s online shop.
To add dimension to the bedroom I’ve injected ink blue tones with a feature cushion and pendant light from Milk and Sugar. Placed asymmetrically to the bed to offset the hanging pendant light, I’ve selected a feature artwork from Middle of Nowhere. Adding some greenery to an interior is bang on trend at the moment, and I’ve gone with a Pop & Scott plain white pot to finish the look off.
To soften the timber floors and add acoustic insulation I’ve grounded the room with a geometric rug from Fenton and Fenton.
SMOKED OAK // URBANE
Using Formica’s ‘Smoked Oak’ for an ‘urbane’ living room concept, I’ve played off the chocolate tones in the timber with my selection of furniture and accessories. I’ve layered the space with tan leather accents, bold black features and gold metallic highlights to bring out the richness in the timber floor.
The leather sofa from Weylandts is the centrepiece of the room, and creates a focal point. To contrast with the dark timber floors I selected a cow hide rug with metallic flecks from Click on Furniture. The console is a statement piece with a striking black marble top and contrasting brass base. Sourced from Globewest, it brings a luxe touch into the space, allowing me to add further metallic and gold accents in the hanging planter and metallic bag from Lightly and the Blacklist Studio art print.
The Pony Rider cushion pairs with these metallic tones and softens the drama of the gold hues. I’ve added a gorgeous industrial style floor lamp from Beacon Lighting and pot arrangement from Hux & Co to create balance and add height to the space.
This living room concept has a masculine undertone with touches of glam. It displays an inviting and relaxed aesthetic perfect for inner city apartment living.
WHITEWASHED OAK // DUSK
The ‘Dusk’ living room concept is based on a sophisticated yet casual living space suitable for a young family. The colour palette in this instance is contemporary and fresh with highlights of oak and white, accents of pastel, copper tones and stylish geometric prints.
Working with the ‘Whitewashed Oak’ Laminex flooring finish, I could have used a scheme that contrasted with the floor for a more dramatic effect, but I decided to compliment the flooring and work with softer tones. There are hints of a Scandinavian design aesthetic in the ‘Juno’ sofa from Globewest which sets a precedent for the other pieces.
The ‘Wilfred’ armchair from Jardan is an absolute favourite of mine and creates a focal point in any room. The oak frame of the armchair has been paired with the ‘Sketch Roski’ side table from Globewest, the concrete top of which adds a raw element, while the marble-topped Como coffee table from Globewest adds elegance. The Armadillo & Co custom ‘Marle’ rug bring subtle hues of grey and turquoise to an otherwise monochromatic room.
Geometric prints by Simply Creative work to tie the room together, with the copper tone from the artwork integrating the copper pendant into the design concept. Rather than using a table lamp I chose a pendant hung low to balance the design concept.
The impressive new range of laminate flooring from Formica showcases a stylish and versatile selection that’s adaptable to numerous interior concepts. Formica has options suitable for traditional looks or sleek contemporary finishes, and a vast colour range. For the budget conscious, it’s the perfect alternative to real timber flooring, with the advantage of it being low maintenance, hard wearing, and a simple job for the DIY enthusiast.
For more information on the Formica products including the FORMICA Flooring range, visit their website.
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