The annual Domotex exhibition is the flooring world's largest and has hall upon hall filled with beautiful rugs. We love our annual sourcing visit and it always throws up some really interesting developments.

Held in a rather chilly Hannover, Domotex kicks off the year with a spot of rug hunting and the world's largest flooring show never fails to disappoint. The planet's finest rug makers, importers and wholesalers bring a quite dizzying array of styles that not only explore ideas of pattern and colour, but also texture, materials and form. It really is a rug geek's heaven. Our Instagram feed was pretty busy throughout our visit as we spotted so much worth posting about.

Highlights included embroidery texture from Turkey, marrying brilliant and bright colours with rustic wheat gold (coming to FLOOR_STORY this February), florals that seem painted from Heidarian Carpet and numerous takes on the overdyed trend. Digital print looks like big news this season, though along with the good (the selfeet in our Instagram feed for example) there was plenty bad!

We're already looking forward to Domotex 2017 and can't wait to bring our discoveries to FLOOR_STORY towers.

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