3 Ways to Update Your Floors in 2018

What are you going to do with your floors this year? We’ve definitely seen a shift in recent years from the plain and simple floor to coverings that are decorative and full of pattern and print. So what will 2018 bring us? I’ve been digging around, and looking at some of the looks that will be driving our decisions this year when it comes to new flooring in our homes. For this post in particular I’m looking at the trends within wood flooring, and how this product has been updated and refreshed for the new year trends.

Grey Wooden Floors:

Our love affair with grey extends to the floor as well. We’re not content with grey walls and ceilings, now we want it on our flooring too. Wooden flooring is the perfect way to bring this colour to life.

It’s perfect if you love a more minimal, calming decor scheme, and ideal if you lean towards a Scandinavian look. Soft muted shades often work well with a paler grey floor, whilst taking it darker can look great with bolder wall colours and accessories. Remember, with any wooden floor adding layers of rugs and sheepskins keeps it feeling comfortable underfoot and adds to the texture in the room. It’s also a great way to mix up the colour and the pattern if you want to, allowing you to change up the accent colour in the room on a more frequent basis.

Parquet Floors:

I guess it never really went away did it, but in recent years the parquet floor has really seen a revival and it’s a great way to bring some pattern into your wooden flooring, particularly if you don’t want extra colour. There’s a strong traditional nod with using parquet so it suits all kinds of homes, as well as all decor styles and looks very smart and sophisticated.

Again add layers of soft rugs to break up the expanse of wood if that’s what you want, and to help you define certain areas within a room. Essentially this is a beautiful floor and, left uncovered, is often the biggest statement in the room.

Rustic Wooden Flooring

We will also see much more of a rustic wooden floor this year too. Like in this shot of the glamorous dining space, the rustic floor, in varying tones, adds depth and character to the space. A pale, simple floor just wouldn’t work in this case, but the detailing and darker hues work well with the decor and help set the mood for the room. The rustic floor isn’t only for the country cottage or industrial apartment and can work well in all kinds of decor, from the minimalist to maximalist, as this example so clearly shows.


Wood flooring is still so popular in homes of all kinds, but what flooring trends will we see in 2018? This article covers 3 of the wood floor looks that will no doubt be popular in home interiors in 2018. Click through to find out which one is your favourite. I absolutely adore no.2! #lovechicliving #woodfloor #floortrends

What flooring looks are you liking for 2018?

Is wooden flooring still on your list, or are you preferring other materials? I’d love to know so leave me a comment below.

Jen x

Images: 1. Grey Wood floor || 2. Parquet floor via Shutterstock || 3. Luxxu

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Jen Stanbrook
Jen Stanbrook

Jen is an award winning digital publisher and has been creating interiors and home decor content for over 10 years.
She has an insatiable love of home interiors, has worked with hundreds of brands, and currently supports many bloggers within the creative industries to share their expertise through writing.
She spends most of her time in her little garden office pod, has 2 daughters and 2 (fighting) cats.

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  1. Catherine
    February 7, 2018 / 10:25 pm

    I love these! We’ll be putting down some new flooring in our dining space and conservatory soon – whilst I’d absolutely LOVE parquet flooring, I think we’ll be going for a light, ashy grey floorboards instead.

  2. Anna - Interior Design Blog
    February 15, 2018 / 10:38 am

    Flooring is my big project this year! The previous owners of our house loved vinyl flooring and not nice stuff either. I’d love parquet but budget doesn’t stretch.. there are some nice laminate ones but not quite the same is it..

  3. Scott Spencer-White
    February 27, 2018 / 9:22 pm

    Some stunning examples there -wood is timeless!

  4. Cathy James
    August 8, 2019 / 2:06 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous shots there!

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