Take advice from the experts. We reveal the hottest flooring trends to take you through the coming seasons and show you how to create a super stylish home.
Expect to see the trend for darker colours being overtaken by blonde wood tones and bleached floors, a great way to open up a space and make the room feel bigger.
Patterned designs are still very on trend. Think statement prints and large-scale patterns in living rooms and kitchens, exotic geometrics to make an impact in hallways and pretty florals for a country cottage look in bedrooms.
Zig-zag patterns, including chevron and herringbone, are very big right now and a great way to add an accent to a modern kitchen or dining space.
Vintage-style designs, including black and white floor tiles, will continue to be popular and add a touch of retro nostalgia. This look works well in a hallway, kitchen or bathroom.
Finally, engineered floors and wood-look flooring will become a popular choice for durability, versatility and value, while hard surfaces may start to replace carpet in popularity. But with carpet the best way we know to cosy up a space and add a touch of luxurious style, don’t say goodbye to it just yet.
Living rooms are set to look bigger and brighter, as light toned flooring starts to replace dark stained wood effects. Blonde and white-washed shades create a softer look and work well with neutral or bright coloured walls. Add contrasting deep pops of colour in accessories and furnishings.
While hard floor surfaces are increasingly popular, carpet still holds court in stylish living rooms, adding texture, plushness and warmth. Keep colours pale, in neutrals, sand and blonde, to work the trend.
Vintage prints are big news for bedrooms, use a small repeating pattern to make the space feel cosy and intimate. Carpet is the most comfortable option, or you could style a more modern space with cushioned vinyl or laminate in fashionable light wood tones. Warm up the look and add a hint of pattern with rugs, thick mats or over-sized floor cushions.
Clean and bright is the trend for bathrooms, using light colours to open up the space. Try an accent colour on walls and accessories to give the look more impact.
Black and white tile schemes are making a comeback right now, a great way to style a modern bathroom with a retro touch. Use tile-effect vinyl or laminate for convenience and value.
Tiles in a variety of effects will be seen on the most fashionable kitchen floors for the next few years – think granite, limestone and even marble. It’s easy to get the look at a fraction of the cost using versatile vinyl substitutes and vinyl is currently being heralded as the new ‘go-to’ flooring for kitchens.
A large kitchen is a great place to experiment with eye-catching pattern – try a retro tiling scheme or zig-zag shapes. Keep wall colours simple and match with cabinets and accessories in neutral shades.