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.
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.
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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.