One of my favourite 1970s' interior design trends was photographic wall murals. Huge, feature walls decorated with mountain scenes, or a wooden glen, or even an exotic beach. I'm going to blog about them soon, as it's another one of my childhood memories that's inspired my taste today.
Whilst photographic walls haven't yet made a comeback, one trend that is flourishing is photo realistic flooring design. Advances in printing technology has allowed high quality images to be blown up and printed on vinyl to be used on floors.
The leading brand using this technology is Atrafloor. They offer custom made vinyl flooring, cut exactly to your measurements, and easy to install. They have dozens upon dozens of prints to choose from. The photographic floor murals are joined by a selection of beautiful geometric patterns, kids' rooms designs and more.
Atrafloor sent us two samples, to feel the quality for ourselves. The initial impression I had was of how thick the vinyl was. This isn't some flimsy plastic, it's great quality, thick flooring.
The colours are vivid and the print is sharp. The town print flooring would even be excellent to purchase as a play mat for a nursery to protect your carpeting from toys. All designs are £59 a metre.
Here are some of my top picks of prints from the Atrafloor online store, but this is only a small selection, so click on through to browse the entire catalogue. You can also draw inspiration from the Atrafloor Instagram account.