Sometimes keeping it simple creates the most impact when it comes to interior décor and although decorating in monochrome is undoubtedly a brave choice, the colours black and white if used in moderation can look timeless, classic and simply stunning.

While browsing Pinterest for inspiration I discovered a vast range of beautiful monochrome interior accessories and carpet designs to help you achieve a cool, monochrome look with character and style. Interestingly, I have found that monochrome doesn’t necessarily mean modern and cold. This typically androgynous and cool colour palette when paired with refined hues, rustic materials and natural textures can create a warm, yet stylish aesthetic. To add warmth to a monochrome look you can introduce the natural elements of exposed brick, wood, rattan and sheepskin. For inspiration you can view our “Monochrome Magic” Pinterest board.

The simplicity of monochrome allows the form and design of individual pieces of furniture to stand alone as a feature in a room. The black sideboard from Swoon Editions for example is such a fantastic piece of furniture. It has a vintage inspiration with a modern twist, creating a feature that is hard to take your eyes off. The black wood contrasted against lighter surroundings is perfect for a contemporary feature in a lounge or dining room.

When it comes to flooring, there is a vast range of monochrome products to choose from. Hartley & Tissier offer a wide variety of styles and textures, in black and white, to create a chic, monochrome interior. Their designs are both statement and timeless, whist adding texture and warmth to an interior space. The Jacquard Flatweave Collection with its intricate patterns brings a new dimension to both formal and informal spaces. Woven in pure new wool, it can be used for stair and corridor runners, made into rugs and fully fitted carpets.

The Winston Collection by Hartley & Tissier is an Axminster woven pile carpet and in black and white adds a pop of colour and creates instant impact with black and white rooms. It’s 80% wool, 20% nylon mix gives it a lovely texture and can be adapted for both rugs and runners.

We also particularly like the striped flat-weave range in monochrome colours. You can choose from broad dramatic stripes or more subtle pinstripes. This traditional and very hardwearing flooring product is made from pure new wool and can be used on stairs, in corridors or can be invisibly joined to form rugs or wall-to-wall carpets.

If you want to create a trendy and individual look we also stock the very aptly named Quirky B collection by Alternative Flooring. Quirky by name and quirky by nature they offer a creative range of designs including polka dots in monochrome and Quirky Skinny with its faux animal skin and graphically witty designs. The Quirky B range has a very British eccentric and decadent feel and is perfect for creating an individual style statement. Alternative Flooring’s designs can be fitted as a carpet or cut and bound for rugs and runners. A wide selection of borders are available for you to create your own unique style. Alternative Flooring products are also ethically and sustainably sourced and provide a breath of fresh air for the flooring industry and interior design projects.

For a high-end, luxurious look and feel the Venetian flatweave by Roger Oates creates an exceptionally striking look. The jet-black herringbone structure is shot through with a gold metallic thread and when seamed together makes an exceptionally, stunning black metallic rug. Made from 85% wool and 15% polyester this product really does offer the wow factor.

For more information on our fabulous range of black and white flooring products please feel free to visit our showroom on Prestbury Road, Cheltenham.



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