After spending more time at home, our design aesthetic has shifted. Today we want to live in warm, cozy spaces that embrace us while also displaying our personalities.
This shows our desire to surround ourselves with both comfort and color—a refreshing change from the all-white kitchens and minimalist style that have been popular lately. And this extends, of course, to flooring as well.
If you hope to add some comfort and color to your own home, keep reading as we delve into three of the top interior design trends of 2022. We’ll follow with the flooring options we recommend for each.
1. Natural Textures & Earth Tones
Minimalism is giving way to textures and colors inspired by nature. Think woods, stones and other natural elements everywhere from floors to walls, furniture, and décor pieces.
Organic materials are key, including soft fabrics, leather, rattan, wicker and woods, along with plants.
Natural colors like cream, amber, camel and brown are making an appearance. Even the deeper hues of nature like terracotta, emerald and aquamarine give us a stronger connection to the outdoors and serve as accents or highlights.
If you prefer natural tones, we suggest the same hues for flooring. In this case, we recommend engineered hardwood or luxury vinyl plank in mid to lighter tones that give the appearance of natural or reclaimed wood. Stone tile or travertine would also work well with this look.
2. Vintage Accents & Bolder Colors
Homeowners want to show their personalities and tell their life experiences through their homes. This extends to adding vintage or antique pieces of furniture in contemporary homes and playing with patterns and textures. We’re also moving away from the stark whites and grays of the past few years to moodier, deeper colors.
This is more of a transitional style, with a mix of traditional and modern furnishings in one cohesive design.
And while this style gives you more freedom to experiment and combine your favorite pieces, the choice of flooring can help tie it all together.
For this, we suggest wide plank wood flooring – either hardwood or luxury vinyl plank in warm tones. Another option is large format tile flooring, which has minimal grout lines and works well with both traditional and contemporary designs.
3. Grandmillennial with a Modern Twist
Grandmillennial style is about recreating the vintage charm of your grandmother’s home with its wallpaper, floral prints and mixed patterns. Today’s version is updated to what Vogue calls a more modern Grandmillennial, where these vintage designs are given a fresh look for today.
This “granny chic” style doesn’t shy away from patterns but now keeps them in the background. Think of printed wallpaper behind contemporary furnishings and a few dramatic or luxurious touches.
If you’re considering this new take on traditional style, we recommend wood-look flooring. Think of the hardwood floors your grandmother might have had, overlayed with vibrant area rugs.
Carpet can also work well here, especially the new variations with soft stripes or patterns that can add to the vintage vibe.
Something Old and Something New?
Do you have a favorite of these top three trends? After looking them over, one thing is for certain—we want designs that are rooted in the familiar, but that still give us room for a few adventurous choices.
It’s about the old and the new in a combination all our own.
Of course, one person’s “old” might be someone else’s “new,” but that’s what makes interior design fun—the ability to create a look that’s uniquely yours.
Looking to create your own version of a trend? Contact us for help with flooring in Austin, Texas.