Floored

By | March 17, 2014

So sorry for the long absence. I am thoroughly enjoying myself over on Rock My Style but it’s really lovely to be back over on Fairly Light!

Lounge Before

As well as being extremely busy in my new job we’ve also set ourself the task of having the house finished by May. Mr C has been working flat out painting, sawing and drilling to meet our deadline.

One spontaneous decision we made wasn’t on our to-do-list but we are over the moon with our choice.
My Parents own a beautiful home that is always so cosy and welcoming. After spending a few days with them over Christmas we both came back to our cottage and remarked on how our lounge slate floor really wasn’t helping with the overall cosy look we wanted to go for. The seed was planted.

There were many factors that made us choose our current house but one of them was the beautiful slate floor. It was ultra chic and elegant and kept the house cool during unexpected heatwaves. As we all know, the UK is more prone to cooler weather than warm and more often than not the lounge was cold. I always hated that when people came round they’d hover over the floor not wanting to put their toes on the icy slate.

Fast forward a couple of months and we find ourself at our friends new home; a gorgeous cottage with huge inglenook fireplace and plush carpet. We were toasty warm all evening (that could have been the vino though) and so the following day we found ourself in the carpet shop.

A few days later we had a huge roll of carpet and lots of squiggly underlay delivered and two very friendly chaps fitted into place. They kindly used glue to attach the gripper rods in place so there’s no damage to the floor should we wish to reveal the slate again. Lounge with Carpet
I don’t have any professional pics of the during and after so apologies you’ll have to make do with my iPhone ones but hopefully you get the gist. The very lovely before shot was taken by Adam Crohill. In real life, I wouldn’t say the room has lost any of its charm and it’s now toasty warm.

How about you? Would you have covered the floor? I swore I’d never do it but it makes so much difference!

5 thoughts on “Floored

  1. Holly Mia Leech

    It does look lovely and cosy now and also makes the room seem brighter! Just wondering where your fabulous floor lamp is from? xx

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    1. Fairly Light Post author

      Thanks Holly Mia. It does feel a lot brighter!
      The lamp was an eBay purchase that I painted grey and added an ikea shade x

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  2. Cole

    The slate definitely looks better but for practicality the carpet works better in a country where like you said we have more cool days than warms, with the weather we get I think majority of us would have caved in to buying carpet – good choice.

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  3. Aliyyah

    Did you take up the slate or lay carpet over it? Just wondering if the slate was used elsewhere, say in the kitchen – it’s so lovely that it would be a shame to cover it up, though I completely get the need to here in the UK.
    Hope you’d had many a cosy night in your living room since laying the carpet.

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