Floor show: How to add wow factor to your space with the latest statement tiles, rugs and parquet

Want to add more wow factor to your space? These 2020 flooring trends, compiled by the YOU interiors team, are the perfect place to start.

Wood with a twist

flooring trends
Lydia Whitmore

Décor Echo Ware flooring, £165 per sq m, amtico.com. Cabinet, £650, frenchconnection.com. Vases: geometric, £34, oliverbonas.com; white, £8.99, and face print, £19.99, both hm.com. Fig plant and pot, £170, flowerbx.com. Model wears: top, £145, and skirt, £175, thefoldlondon.com. Handbag, £675, tl-180.com. Mules, £85, dunelondon.com

Vinyl flooring is the perfect choice for high-traffic areas such as the hallway or living room. The new versions add the same warmth and texture as real wood but are far more purse-friendly. Either use as a full flooring option or in sections to create a focal point.

Pepped up parquet

flooring trends
Lydia Whitmore

Bonnette parquet, £70 per sq m, amtico.com. Sofa in Ballet Pink, £2,599, love-your-home.co.uk. Cushion, £48, anthropologie.com. Tumbler, £45 for two with decanter, oliverbonas.com. Telephone, £50, uk.wildandwolf.com. Model wears: dress, £290, Stine Goya, studiobfashion.com

When it comes to adding elegance to any space, parquet nails it. To switch up these classic chevrons, look to new luxury vinyl versions, which come in a huge array of bold tones. Also, to keep the look fresh, opt for bespoke patterns – here contrasting chalky tones and darker shades have been used to add depth.

The rug revamped

flooring trends
Lydia Whitmore

Portal rug (120cm x 180cm), £1,300, 2LG Studio for floorstory.co.uk. Tennis racket, £160, tennisnuts.com. Pastel tennis balls, £8.50 for three, priceofbath.com. Smiley face tennis balls, £20 for three, brownsfashion.com. Model wears: skirt, £46, warehouse.co.uk. Trainers, £90, levi.com

For an instant style refresh, roll out a rug. This season gelato tones of lilac and mint are having a moment, which you can either pare down with deep chocolatey shades or, to make your rug really pop, combine with bright yellows and pinks.

Tiles get super styled

flooring trends
Lydia Whitmore

Semaphore tiles in Celeste and Victory, £39 per sq m, claybrookstudio.co.uk. Framed print, £114, iamfy.co. Model wears: jacket, £235, and trousers, £125, both reiss.com. Trainers, £100, veja-store.com

Tiles have come out of the kitchen and are a savvy go-to not just for creating zones, but for brightening a room. These pastel tiles reflect light and add colour without dominating the space. For a dash of drama try darker shades.

Interiors styling: Nicole Gray.  Fashion styling: Joanne Toolan.