Sparkle isn’t just for Christmas. A high-sheen carpet will add glamour and warmth to your home at any time of year.

Copper, gold, polished brass, silver and chrome… 2018 is going to be all about metallics, according to the interiors trend experts, as designers inject a hint of sparkle in everything from paint colours and soft furnishings to flooring.

We’re delighted that metallics are getting their time to shine. We’ve long championed high-sheen carpet for its light-reflecting properties, which can make small spaces appear much larger and instantly lift and brighten dark rooms. And, of course, at this time of year metallic-look flooring is at its glamorous best, adding its subtle shimmer to sparkling tinsel and flickering candlelight to create a magical festive glow.

The key to getting the look right is, as with most things, subtlety. Metallic flooring should never be glitzy or garish. Because our carpets and rugs are all made from organic fibres they have just a hint of luminosity that lets the natural beauty of the product shine through. We’ve picked out a few of our favourites metallics, from viscose with a gorgeous golden sheen to sisal in glistening bronze, but you can browse our full ranges here and here to see more options. Have a wonderful Christmas!