With a new year comes new goals and visions for the months ahead: Maybe you have a home remodel, room renovation, or design refresh at the top of your things to do! Luckily, each new year also brings exciting new trends in flooring and home décor that help inspire our new favorite layout. If you’re looking to maximize the space in your home this year, we’re ready to help assist your journey any way we can. To help get your creative juices going, let’s examine some of our favorite flooring trends for 2021:
As everyone spent more time indoors in 2020, we were all reminded of the importance of keeping our homes fresh and avoiding monotony inside. Also, we recognized how nostalgic elements can help provide comfort and reassurance during uncertain times. Patterns are perfect for keeping our room designs fascinating as well as bringing in our favorite feel from any time period. Hip large, patterned tile will continue to increase in popularity, as well as timeless layouts such as chevron, diagonal, mixed-size, herringbone, and parquet, for finished floors that won’t go stale.
These days, many homeowners are discovering that their personal style doesn’t adhere strictly to one design principle. The rise of multi-faceted design schemes such as ‘shabby chic’ or ‘rustic vogue’ will continue to grow in 2021 and for many, a transitional or eclectic home can allow different cherished pieces to live together in harmony. Layers will bring in the warmth, the cozy, and the visual interest, perfect for keeping your interiors engaging and interesting. Area rugs are perfect for adding texture and layers to your rooms, along with softness and pops of color and patterns. Look for a style that will match and add to your décor, perhaps a rug that uses one of Pantone’s 2021 Colors of the Year: Ultimate Gray (17-5104) and Illuminating (13-0647).
Darker Hardwood Tones
We are excited to watch the rise of cool, darker wood tones and the way that they will be used in design schemes from modern and contemporary to farmhouse rustic. These bold floors are perfect for blending into a minimalistic, modern room just as easily as they will contrast with white-washed wood or brick to perfection. From engineered wood to realistic laminate and LVT varieties, dark grey, charcoal, and even midnight tones will add a fashion-forward touch to a traditional wood floor.
Greige Is Growing
As we mentioned earlier, Pantone has primed neutral gray for a big year with its calming nature and design versatility. This long-cherished neutral is also arriving in the form of greige hard surface flooring that’s easy to style with. You can find this grey-beige hybrid in wood, tile, LVT, and laminate plank for a subtle take on the classic modern look.
The over-arching theme for these 2021 flooring trends is creating rooms that captivate and add an appropriate twist on the traditional. Are you ready to use one of these looks inside your home? Schedule a visit by phone, text, and virtual or showroom appointments to get a jumpstart on your new rooms for the new year!