Flooring Trends for 2021Written by: Yarl Christie
If 2020 has been the year most of us would rather forget, it only seems right that we look to the new year for some inspiration and hope. On that note, what better time to share the interior design and flooring trends set to make 2021 memorable for all the right reasons?
With the home renovation boom set to continue well into 2021, there’s never been a better time to find online inspiration for your next interior design project. From oversized tiles and plush carpets to the unashamed boldness that defines maximalism and all-year-round autumn shades, there’s plenty of diversity to get your creative juices flowing.
From gorgeous greys and stone-look vinyl’s to the wonderful mash-up design snobs are calling Japandi, we’ve handpicked the hottest flooring trends for 2021 you need in your next home renovation project.
Light grey-tone flooring brings an immediate sense of calm to space, making it ideal for the bedroom. Teamed with white walls and a sparingly muted colour palette throughout the room, it creates a tranquil haven that's perfect for catching up on some much-needed z’s after a long day.
Opt for a darker grey, and you can achieve a more dramatic look that lends itself more to a dash of modern decadence. Dark grey flooring with a real wood feel can also work well in dining areas, where opulent lighting fixtures and minimalist furniture make for a grand space to entertain guests.
Vintage Style Floors
Antiquity is Back! Well, we say it’s back, but the truth is that antique style rarely falls out of fashion. When it comes to vintage design schemes, the possibilities are endless. Achieve an authentic antique kitchen look using the Soil Oak from our Kahrs Original Harmony collection, styled with traditional or repurposed furniture, and a retro stove complete with copper pans.
Moving into the living room, you might want to dial down the vintage look by referencing it as opposed to going all out. Lusso Portofino Dry Back Limed Ash - LVTDB206 makes for an excellent option in a room peppered with antique furniture and vintage ornaments.
Velvet furniture, opulent lighting and luxurious accessories all help to create a thoroughly modern decadent grandeur aesthetic. Using the Spanish Cherry flooring from the Karndean Art Select range in a room featuring rich blue walls and high-end furniture creates a sense of contrast that allows the rooms glamourous lighting and set-pieces to shine.
Flooring for Japandi Style Interiors
Throw Japanese and Nordic influences into a melting pot and you have an irresistible hybrid style set to rock the interior design world in 2021. Japandi blends the warmth and elegance of Japanese interiors with the modernity of Scandi-style for a fresh aesthetic you can’t take your eyes away from.
Try building this ultra-hot look by utilising Swiss Krono Grand Selection Origin flooring, and filling the room with sleek and minimalist furniture with clean, black lines and muted colours. The result is a harmonious, uncluttered space that gets you in the zen zone.
Charcoal Coloured Theme
Inky blacks and charcoal flooring options are incredibly versatile and work wonders whether teamed with pure white, or bolder shades. Kahrs Classic Nouveau Charcoal engineered wooden flooring tiles can add richness to space, and makes an attractive contrast set against ice white walls.
The look is equally impressive when teamed with brighter shades, with the dark charcoal allowing bold colours to pop.
Stone-Look Vinyl & Laminate Flooring
If your interior design budget doesn’t quite stretch to marble or luxury stone, then you’re in luck. Stone-look vinyl is in vogue, allowing you to achieve a luxury finish at a fraction of the cost. Create illusions of grandeur with Amtico Spacia stone effect vinyl tiles, which boasts all the benefits of laminate flooring to achieve something rather special.
Autumn colours can look great in all seasons and are set to make a splash next year. Think mahogany, cherry, and walnut, and you’re on the right track. Golden Handscraped Engineered European Oak brings warmth into living areas and can look extra-cosy set against butterscotch or mustard yellow walls, or more dramatic when contrasted with pure white.
And, when winter comes around, it’s a look that can easily be adapted with the addition of fluffy, faux-fur rugs and throws.
If you’re tired of the minimalist movement, then why not rebel with a heavy dose of maximalism? Chessboard flooring tiles present a bold statement in bathrooms and kitchens, whilst geometric carpet or floor tiles make for a grand entrance in hallways.
Opulent lighting, striking art and art-deco furniture only add to this bold as brass look.
Industrial Style Floors
If the classic industrial look leaves you feeling somewhat cold, give it a deluxe twist and instantly create a more homely vibe. Style out your kitchen with stone style LVT from our Karndean Da Vinci range, dove grey units, chestnut furniture and pendant lighting and you can achieve the perfect balance between luxury and urban chic.
Oversized Vinyl Floor Tiles
There once was a time when oversized tiles were used exclusively for public places or industrial premises, but the trend has shifted toward home décor and the results can be jaw-dropping. Large-format tiles work best in larger rooms, such as open-plan kitchen diners or luxury wet rooms, giving the illusion of more space. Accentuate the look with fewer grout lines and contrasting brick tiled walls for a thoroughly modern finish.
Herringbone & Parquet
Make your floor the centrepiece of the room with zigzag parquet laminate tiles you can’t take your eyes away from. Krono Original X-Way not only looks bang on trend with irresistible oak finishes but these floors are an eco-friendly option and extremely durable thanks to Microscratch protect technology. Perfect for moisture-prone environments with their Aquastop technology, the end result looks far more premium than the modest price-tag suggests.
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