*This is a collaborative post
I think it's really important to practice mindfulness and I try and do this as often as I can. It's all too easy to forget the basic principles though and in my day-to-day life I am often dashing here, there and everywhere without noticing the small details in life. So this week, I joined in with Luxury Flooring's #MyFlooringNightmare challenge and made more of an effort to take in the world around me and more specifically, look down. Some of the results aren't pretty! I was surprised that across 7 days I was able to easily find examples of flooring that I would most definitely NOT want in my own home. Here are the results:
|Day One - Beautiful Floor Tiles in Richmond|
During our stay at One Frenchgate in Richmond, I absolutely adored the tiled flooring in the hallway but as much as I loved the design, I couldn't help but think it would be a complete nightmare in my own home. My three children are boisterous and forever dropping things on the floor. Can you imagine them smashing a tile? How would we replace it? I know it would be a nightmare so as much as these tiles are beautiful, they are just too impractical for me.
|Day 2 - A floor of Apples in Richmond|
|Day 3 - Mud, Mud and more Mud|
|Day 4 - Bus Flooring|
|Day 5 - My Kitchen Floor|
I stayed at home all day today as I was waiting for a multitude of deliveries and as much as I love the wood flooring in my lounge and our beautiful Persian rug, I really can't stand our kitchen floor. It is a horrible grey laminate that was here when we moved it and it is a nightmare to keep clean. If anyone has any kitchen floor inspiration - please let me know!
Another day, another school run. Our walk to school is fairly long and I am really not a fan of walking in the rain. A flooring of crisp autumn leaves you can crunch through is delightful but when they're soft, wet and soggy and stick to your shoes - not so much. A flooring covered in leaves gets the thumbs down from me!
I took Heidi and my mum to their very first ballet (The Nutcracker at the Tyne Theatre) and although the building is absolutely beautiful, the same can't be said for the floor. I looked down and there were sweets trodden into the carpet, drink stains and it reminds me of something from the 80's. Definitely not the style of carpet I'd like to have in my house.
|Day 6 - Rain soaked leaves|
|Day 7 - The Theatre|
I have just read this post back and it's not pretty! I will say that I noticed lots of beautiful flooring too and was particularly taken by the gorgeous flooring in Las Iguanas on Newcastle Quayside when I met my friend Chloe for lunch. I've visited Las Iguanas before but had never noticed their flooring before but thanks to this challenge, I am definitely paying more attention. Why not try it yourself too and make more of an effort to look at the flooring of the places you visit- you might be pleasantly (or unpleasantly) surprised.
In Collaboration with Luxury Flooring
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