I’m hoping to make some changes in my living room shortly. A new sofa is on my wish list as well as some flooring. I recently got the walls decorated with some off white paint and one feature wall I love, it is an ivory colour with bare trees throughout in a light fawn colour. I like the colour. There is an image on my Christmas and Birthday post if you fancy a nosy, which is probably better than my description. Now to decide on the sofa colours and flooring.
At the moment, I have a brown leather sofa, which has large arms, perfect for sitting your drink on. Our flooring is laminate. Which I love. It’s great when you have kids, any spillages are wiped up in seconds without worrying about staining or it being wet, it is hard wearing for all the running around and most importantly, it’s good for driving toys up and down. Yes, that is a top priority.
Laminate flooring offers a cheap, easy-to-install alternative to hardwood flooring. It is durability, scratch-resistant, and easy to maintain.
We usually have a rug in the middle of the room, as laminate can feel a little cold in the winter months, but it certainly doesn’t look it and stepping on it can sometimes make you tip-toe. So, always invest in good underlay. Just now we have a great playmat, perfect when your children are young and learning to walk. Aria is a big fan of baby dolls and prams as you can see, again this is what sways me to having laminate. Great for toys that zoom up and down. And bouncy hopper races are the in thing in our house. Remember those? Well, a child of the 80’s like myself does.
I love the idea of having a thick laminate wood flooring that looks and feels real, doesn’t creek, simple enough to install ourselves and last a good few years. We’ve been in this house for over 8 years and it was here when we moved it. It’s still going strong, but I feel it’s time for a change. A big plus for me when I was shopping around was choice as laminate flooring comes in a variety colours. What colour would you chose?
“What colour would you choose?”
Natural wood flooring is also available and they have come down in price since I first looked at it a few years ago, but it’s still a lot more expensive than laminate and you really need an expert to fit it. Laminate we can fit ourselves as you can see in the video below. Having access to all the flooring installation tips available online, would you give it a go?
My oldest Lucas and my husband both have asthma and this was a very important reason I would chose laminate over carpet. Keep the dust at bay with a sweep of the brush once a day or I have a great lightweight cordless hoover I run over it every few days, it’s low maintenance and easy to clean. I don’t need a powerful and expensive Dyson to such out all the allergens for the boys! Perfect!
Now you’ve seen what I currently have, what would you advise? Stick with the wooden colour of laminate when I go to buy? Or keep what I have. Next it’s the sofa decision. What do you have in your house?
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