Top Flooring Trends To Try in 2021
Floor styles last longer than trends in paint colors and kitchen finishes, so there’s no need to rip up any carpet immediately. But if you have any projects in the works, the gray movement seems to have run its course. Read ahead to learn about the top flooring trends to try in 2021 and the next few years.
Paler Wood Stains
These days, homeowners are installing hardwood everywhere, from entryways to kitchens to bathrooms. If you follow suit, remember that it’s a serious investment. Do your homework before you commit. Hardwood floors in gray tones and weathered finishes have been setting the pace for almost seven years. Now, the style is trending toward more natural, light-brown shades to tie color schemes together. All-white kitchens are on the way out, and more traditional oak floors offset dark cabinetry well. Walnut is having a moment, too. Matte and satin finishes are eclipsing high-shine coatings.
More Area Rugs
As hardwood gains on carpet in terms of popularity, people are remembering that they still need to warm their toes some way. A fun, more temporary solution is an area rug that adds a splash of color and personality. Use them to highlight paint and wallpaper colors, or give a room a new vibe by coordinating throw pillows with the rug. They help protect those wood floors at the same time. When you want to change things up, just buy a new rug.
Black and White Tiles
HGTV’s Joanna Gaines has sparked the rage for black-and-white tiles in small areas like bathrooms. Rather than strictly geometric, the patterns are delicate, flowery, and European. They can work as art nouveau accents or fit right in with French country styling. If you try this flooring trend in 2021, you can use it to start a recurring theme throughout your house. Add variations on backsplashes, fireplaces, stairways, and in the foyer. It won’t look bland with diverse patterns and different accent colors.