If your scratched hardwood floors have left you coveting a décor upgrade, you just may be searching for new ways to upgrade your flooring for the season ahead. After all, there’s nothing like dated, faded floors to bring a cold and unwelcoming aspect into your space as we settle into colder temperatures. Here are a few flooring design trends to consider if you’re looking for inspiration from the bottom up at home this winter.
Bamboo: The look of bamboo flooring can instantly bring an exotic aesthetic into your space. While it may not be an appropriate fit for moist areas of your home like your bathroom floors, bamboo can add a cool, chic aspect to your bedroom or living room. Try contrasting pale bamboo floors against a sleek black leather sofa, plush area rug and glass top coffee table.
Vinyl: While vinyl flooring may have been viewed as cheap or unfashionable in the past, this material is set to make its return to the world of interior design. If you want to try the trend, look for luxury vinyl with a wood-like appearance. To enhance the look of the neutral floors, complete your decorating statement with ivory furnishings, cream-coloured walls and a polished dark oak coffee table.
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Statement tiles: Whether you want to introduce statement flooring into your living room or your kitchen, the look of bold tiles is set to make a splash this season. Try an adventurous take on the trend with abstract designs and a striking combination of black and white, or bring a minimalist approach into your flooring with large square tiles in shades of pale blue.
Cork: If you’re aiming for a long-lasting and practical flooring solution, then cork floors may be a winning fit for your home. Look for cork plank flooring in sophisticated shades of dark brown, and inject colour into your space with a contrasting area rug in a vivid shade of violet or turquoise. Meanwhile, white walls, sheer curtains and pale furnishings help to create a gorgeous contrast against the down-to-earth appearance of cork floors.