Raise your hand if you’re just as obsessed as I am with the Instagram account @ihavethisthingwithfloors. If you’re not familiar, this account features so many cool and colorful patterns and prints on floors. From all over the world, people are encouraged to take a “selfeet” and use the hashtag #ihavethisthingwithfloors. It’s amazing how something so simple as a ‘floor’ can be so artistic and have so many different design elements.
From a retro black and white checkered tile to a Mexican-inspired mosaic printed tile, I can see the potential of transforming any plain space to an architectural dream. When the floor is patterned, it becomes the focal point of the room. All other decor must blend in, which can be very tricky. Bold prints and patterns add just the amount of personality needed and everything else would just need to complement the space.
Let’s take a look at a few of my favorite patterned floors and their design elements:
Black and White Contemporary
Classic black and white (which never goes out of style) is an effortlessly chic choice to start out with. It can transform any room, but will be most commonly found in a bathroom or kitchen. While it may appear basic, it’s the perfect canvas to explore many different solid colored and patterned complementary decor.
Black and White Retro
My first apartment had classic retro black and white floors and red walls. It was one of my favorite aspects (besides the hardwood floors and walk in closet with built in shelves- oh how I miss that little place). I love the 1950’s diner feel of a kitchenette and how you can modernize the entire feel just by utilizing updated cabinetry and appliances.
Spanish Villa/Mexican Tile
You can’t help but be visually inspired with all the colors in a Spanish/Mexican patterned tile. Canary yellow, coral and turquoise colors reminiscent of the sandy beaches, colorful paletas, and the bright blue ocean. These printed bathroom floors are simply gorgeous! And the best part- you can pretend you’re on vacation in Tulum or Puerto Vallarta!
Two Tone Patterned Tile
The simplicity in a two tone patterned tile can be just as classic as black and white, but more adventurous. The fundamental values are still there in which the decor must complement the colors and pattern, but it offers a bold and playful twist against the ordinary and it’s an unexpected detail that I think would be appreciated and not lost upon.
All images via Pinterest