Top flooring design trends for 2017
New year, new home… As we enter 2017, you may decide that there’s no better time than now to freshen up your home by redecorating its interior. Whether you plan on updating the decor in one particular room, or would rather give your entire home a makeover, it’s important to research the popular interior design trends for the upcoming year to help spark inspiration.
Updating the flooring inside your home is a simple, straightforward way of transforming its look without the hefty cost of renovation. Here, we will discuss some of the top flooring design trends for 2017 so you can find the ideal design guaranteed to stay in style for many years to come.
Although hard flooring designs replicate the look of wood and stone, soft flooring, such as carpets, take a different approach. Compared with hardwood flooring, there is an extensive range of colour and texture options available for carpets, meaning that you’ll be spoilt for choice when searching for the perfect design for your home. Not only that, by fitting a carpet, you will certainly reap the benefits during the colder months when you can enjoy warmer, more comfortable living in your home.
The following carpet trends are forecasted to be the most popular in 2017:
– Bold colours
More and more homeowners are choosing to make a statement in their property by opting for bold, striking carpet colours, such as oranges, purples and berries. The perfect choice for modern homes, fitting a bold-coloured carpet in one of the rooms will become the focal feature within the property, guaranteed to get your visitors talking!
– Neutral colours
If you would rather play it a bit safer in your home, why not go for a classic neutral colour palette, such as greys and browns? As an ongoing design trend for many years, a neutral-coloured carpet provides a blank canvas for you to build upon, either matching it with your existing furniture or adding new statement pieces to the room.
Textures and types
– Cut and loop
What was once considered a fashionable type of flooring during the 70s, cut and loop carpet is making a comeback. As the name suggests, this type of carpet has a unique texture which means you can create a variety of patterns to suit your tastes, with a comprehensive range of colours to choose from, too.
Layout and patterns
Whether you choose striking colours or stick with classic black and white, geometric prints will instantly create a stylish, sophisticated look. From circles to hexagons, the versatility of geometric patterns means that they can be coordinated with either contemporary or traditional settings.
Clever use of carpet tiles can create a variety of different shapes and patterns, so it’s important to carefully consider the layout to ensure you achieve your desired look. For a truly unique design, you could mix and match different colours and patterns.
Recommended reading: Tips for buying the perfect carpet for your home
Laminate and vinyl flooring
Certain laminate and vinyl flooring styles today mirror the look and texture of wood so closely that many wouldn’t even know that they’re not made from real wood! As a cost-effective alternative to reclaimed hardwood flooring, laminate and vinyl can mimic the colour and grain of real wood without the hefty price tag.
In keeping with a nature-inspired theme, vinyl flooring is also available in stone and metallic looks to create an organic, natural feel.
Both laminate and vinyl flooring use deep delicious tones, such as charcoal and espresso, to convey a luxurious, rich look. Alternatively, you may choose lighter colours, such as white or golden brown, to brighten up the room.
From chevron and herringbone patterns to diagonal and wide plank layouts, there are a whole host of different ways to arrange your laminate and vinyl flooring which are proving popular in 2017.
As mentioned, it is anticipated that nature-inspired decor will be at the forefront of interior design in 2017. As such, natural carpets can go a long way to creating an organic feel in your home, transforming the look and green credentials of your property. Popular materials for natural carpets include:
- Seagrass: made from grass and reeds that are flooded with seawater, harvested, sun dried and woven into yarn
- Sisal: derived from the fibres of the Agave Sisalana plant
- Wool: a textile fibre
- Coir: comes from the fibres found on coconuts
- Jute: a soft, shiny vegetable fibre that can be spun into coarse, strong threads
Natural carpets have many uses in the house, and all have a different style. Find out more about the top uses for natural carpets.
If you are considering changing the flooring in your home to fit with the trends for the upcoming year, look no further than our expert team at Brent Carpets to help. We offer a comprehensive range of premium quality flooring, so you’ll be spoilt for choice when coming to us. We offer:
For further information or to arrange a free home consultation, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today – we operate throughout Edgware, Harrow, Central London and the surrounding areas.