There’s no denying the longer you keep the same look and design in your home, the more it becomes dull and uninspiring. With the longest day of summer fast approaching there’s no better time to freshen up your interior and inject some brightness back into your home. Often overlooked are our floors, however, it can be incredibly easy to change up the look of your flooring without breaking the bank. Thus, I’ve taken a look at flooring trends to freshen things up for the summer.
Flooring trends: Luxury Vinyl Flooring
Vinyl has had a pretty damned reputation in the past. Traditionally used for budget kitchens and bathrooms, it’s usually the last choice when designing your home. In recent years, however, luxury vinyl tiles has entered the market bringing wood-like looks that are not only easy to clean but also look like the real thing.
Ideal for family homes that endure a lot of wear and tear, LVT floors are not only practical but available in so many variations, that you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Flooring Trends: Bohemian Tiles
Nothing says summer like bohemian patterns and bright, dazzling colours. Floor tiles can be used in any room of the house from the dining room, right through to the bedroom.
Above these stunning monochrome tiles add to the scandi look of this bedroom, while still giving a sense of the far east. Another plus side to tiled flooring is how cool they are in the summer!
Flooring Trends: Rustic Cork
Cork flooring may seem like an odd choice for your home, however, the benefits are clear to see. As described on the Pretty Handy Girl’s blog, her cork flooring has turned out to be an outstanding investment. A floor such as this is cool, cushioned and resists scratches.
Cleaning this floor is also incredibly easy while alternating shades can create interesting and rustic patterns.
Flooring Trends: Modern Bamboo
Bamboo flooring is an excellent choice for a clean and modern aesthetic. Bamboo is seen by many as a much more economical flooring option due to the grass’ fast growth. Reaching maturity within 5 years, bamboo flooring is available in a range of shades and colours through treating.
Simple to clean with warm soapy water and mop, Bamboo can offer many of the benefits of traditional hardwood, along with an individual look for the discerning homeowner.
Flooring Trends: Grey Laminate
Grey is the new black, or so I’ve come to believe. A neutral shade that can be combined in a variety of ways, it can instantly transform dull and drab rooms into something stylish and sophisticated.
A look such as this can be achieved using grey laminate flooring combined with a soft shade of pink for an interior that’s both minimal and contemporary.
Flooring Trends: Vintage Rugs
A vintage rug is like curling your toes into hundreds of years of technique and culture. Well, that and they look absolutely stunning. From Aztec designs to antique Moroccan vibes, a good vintage rug can add interest and texture to a room without having to replace your flooring!
The amazing level of detail and colour in rugs such as these are amazing. Local thrift stores and flea markets are a great place to find them at a fraction of the cost.[td_smart_list_end]
Hopefully, with these ideas under your belt, you’ll be able to navigate the summer with a much brighter home. Which are your favourite flooring trends? Let me know in the comments!