Although half of the year has well and truly gone by, it’s never too late to give your home a little spruce up. One of the best ways of doing this is by investing in a new floor which will have you at the envy of home lovers everywhere. A new floor can give a fresh and stylish effect to your home without changing the whole overall design. From darker boards to pattern statements, this year’s flooring trends are stunning and will definitely give your home a beautiful finish.
2017 sees our usual favorite blonde shade still maintaining its popularity with homeowners, thanks to its light brining qualities and neutral shade. This blonde, or otherwise known as ‘light’ , boards can give your home a clean-cut and fresh look. Their lighter color can brighten a room and can help smaller rooms appear larger, so they’re best used in smaller homes to make the most of the space you have.
However, there are two new popular shades taking the interiors world by storm. Firstly are grey boards who give a gorgeous modern effect and allow you to work with a broader range of accent colors if you’re looking for a complete revamp. Grey boards give a calming yet trendy look and can really help if you’re looking to create a nautical theme if you’re lucky enough to live near the coast. Secondly, and perhaps arguably the most popular new trend, is the dark board. These floors really make a statement and look incredible when they’re paired with contrasting pale colors such as white. Dark floors give rich color for a warm and sophisticated look.
The finish of your wood floor is particularly important as the texture can create different aesthetics. One finish to take off this year is the brushed finish, in particular the wire brush finish. A wire brushed product achieves its look and texture from a wire brushing to the top layer of the plank which causes the surface to be taken back slightly to reveal the traditional knots, grains and rings of the wood. The texture of a wire brush finish creates a distressed and aged look. This texture contributes to a rustic and natural look, something that is very much sought after at the moment, just take a look at any trendy coffee shop or restaurant at the moment!
Parquet floors first came around as early as the 16th century and have a long history in the interiors world. Parquet was once the staple piece in any home before carpets were introduced, which became the house favorite for many years. However, parquet is experiencing a period of rejuvenation and is cropping up in more and more homes. A modern twist of the parquet floor is the herringbone. The herringbone sees boards in a chevron style that adds a great amount of fluidity and design to a room to make a subtle statement. For the ultimate look, try a herringbone floor in a dark wood to be at the top of your interiors game.
While flooring may not be the first thing on your mind when you’re looking to modernize, it can have a huge impact on the look of a room. Your floor is the foundation of which you build the rest of your design around, so remember, never overlook your floor!