Ladies and gentlemen, it is that time of year. Thanksgiving season, Christmas, and New Years right around the corner, it’s time to take a look at what’s to come!
Maybe you’re an interior designer looking to steer clients toward a certain look, maybe you’re looking to remodel your home before Christmas, but want to make sure you stay in style, or you’re just someone who likes to see what’s going on in the interior design world.
Either way, you’re welcome here and there’s sure to be some things you’ll love on this list, so let’s get into it!
1. Gray Is Gone
Gray floors had their run in the spotlight, it lasted a while and it was fun to see what people did with those gray floors, but it looks like they’re going away. 2023 saw a rise in greige floors, a beige floor with hints of gray in it.
No question the greige is a good look, but it seems to be clear that people are transitioning from gray to beige floors with this change. You will still see gray in some new homes, but it looks like the color is starting to go away for a while.
2. Subway Tiles are taking over!
I know, I know, this isn’t technically flooring, it’s wall tile/backsplash, but it still counts.
Let’s be honest, tile looks incredible in any space, no matter the size or shine. But we’re seeing a lot of people gong for that simple, clean design for their walls and backsplashes.
There’s so much you can do with it, it comes in most colors, can be installed in a herringbone pattern, and you can make cool designs with it by mixing and matching different colors together.
Imagine an accent wall that starts a dark Orange, and gradually moves to a peach color.
3. Vinyl Continues to be king
Vinyl is an incredibly popular flooring options for many, as it’s waterproof and it has incredible scratch resistance, making it perfect for families who have pets or kids.
In addition, manufacturers are getting better at adding features to their vinyl products to make them look more like real wood, closing the argument that vinyl doesn’t look real enough.
While the vinyl on the market today still doesn’t look like real wood, there are plenty of options that help, and every year manufacturers come out with new technology that closes the gap, just a little.
4. Herringbone resurges
2024 is seeing a lot of people wanting something new, something that isn’t like the same things people have been putting in their homes for years.
While herringbone patterns have been around for quite some time, they haven’t been a popular choice for a while, most people just go with a straight pattern, just lay one plank, then the other.
Not anymore! People are wanting to add a little bit of unique style to their floors, and herringbone is the perfect opportunity to do just that!
Bonus: Long, wide planks are here to stay
people are still preferring longer and wider planks in their flooring. It makes sense, you’re paying a lot for those floors, you want to make sure you can see as much of the pattern as you can.
Double Bonus: Because longer and wider planks are staying in style, engineered hardwood is growing in popularity as well.
There are a lot of great flooring options, and it can be hard to choose which one is right for you. That’s why we’re here to help you find what you need.
Should you buy a floor based on these trends? Absolutely not, but it can be used as a starting point, so you can be sure the floor you get isn’t going to be something that is going out of style, but also make sure it’s not too dated.
At the end of the day, the right floor for you is whatever catches your eye when you see it. This post is just to help give you some direction.