There is a great deal of choice available for living room floors. While it can be an area with heavy traffic, it is safe from the amount of spills you'd see in a kitchen, and whereas families with children might want a soft carpet, a young professional might prefer a handsome, hardwearing wooden choice. In other words, choices that might be inappropriate for a different room can be a perfect fit in your living room.
Think about the overall design of your living room: the colour and designs of your walls, your furniture and the room's layout will either complement or clash with certain floor choices. This might seem like a lot to take in, but choosing the right flooring can be simple once you have decide what you want to prioritise: looks, longevity or comfort?
If you unsure about what kind of flooring you want to get for your living room it is sensible to speak to a flooring specialist orb interior designer. They will be able to advise you and may even be able to source options for you that you would not be able to find elsewhere.
Don't restrict yourself when it comes to flooring. Certain choices might seem bland, but you can easily liven them up with a decorative rug or mat. A rug that suits the decor of your room can really help bring everything together, and can also create a 'centre', perfect for arranging your seating around.
If you use your living room for a number of purposes, such as working or eating, it can be a good idea to differentiate the different 'zones' with your flooring. For example, you might choose a soft plush carpet for your main living room, and beautiful tiles for your dining area.