If your home no longer has the ambiance you want, there is no better time than now to do a remodel. A refreshing change can be as easy as swapping out tired laminated flooring for something much more natural and cool. Before you start planning, though, it’s smart to read up on the latest home design and flooring trends. After all, you don’t want to make an investment only to have it go out of fashion in a few years!
Let’s take a look at 3 home design trends ready for 2022.
Stone Tiled Flooring and Accents
Gone are the days when every room had to be covered with wall-to-wall carpeting. Wooden and tile floors have made a comeback for their classic appeal and versatility. In 2022, it will be no surprise that homeowners opt for natural stone or glazed tiles. Waterproof, resilient, and elegant, tile is one kind of flooring you can have anywhere in your home, be it the kitchen, bathroom, mudroom, basement, or living room.
The main draw of stone is the flexibility of design. You can choose marble tiles for a high-end look and low maintenance, or you can go with a more detailed marble inlay accent. Mix colors to create a stunning mosaic display in your kitchen or bathroom.
Tiles are more customizable than ever before, too. Squares used to be all you could find, but now there are hundreds of creative styles, including fish scales, hexagons, arabesque tiles, circles, and more.
For example, you might opt for Carrara White marble hexagon tiles for your bathroom and in the shower. Add in a Bardiglio panel and your bathroom will be mesmerizing. Brighten up the living room or entrance with polished herringbone travertine.
Whatever you decide on, the end result will be trendy, durable, and—if you decide to sell in the future—an asset to the value of your home.
Neutral Color Schemes
One thing that you are going to see more often, especially with flooring, is cool and neutral colors. Minimalism has been trending for some time, and now it is merging with the latest natural stone trend. Because lifestyles changed dramatically in 2020 and more people are staying home, the emphasis in 2022 is going to be bright, open spaces with more neutral tones.
Bold colors and a relaxing atmosphere are rarely found in the same place. Keep your home trendy by lightening it up. Go with natural tones in the flooring, such as hardwood, off-white marble, or copper slate. These materials will complement walls that are painted in gray, taupe, white, beige, or ivory. Not only does this color palette open up your home to hundreds of interior design possibilities, but it looks clean and fresh, as well.
If you are looking to upgrade your home, consider the following:
- Hardwood without traces of red or yellow (engineered wood comes in many varieties, including cool hickory stains)
- Industrial-looking tiles and counters; soapstone and slate are two examples
- Farmhouse and country-style washes for cabinets, and accent walls with complements to tiles and counters
- Cool white flooring paired with gray walls
Sustainable and Organic Materials
When it comes to interior design for the future, the answer is rather predictable. More and more, people are looking for sustainable options that come from the earth or that can at least be recycled. You might opt to style your home with cotton cushions, rattan furniture, linen rugs, clay plates, and ceramics.
But before you even think about the décor, think about materials that can be used as the foundation of your kitchen and bathroom. If you opt to redesign or renovate either space, there are plenty of organic options. Looking for a touch of elegance? Consider marble vanities, countertops, and backsplashes.
As we already mentioned, marble, slate, and granite can be used in harmony around the household to create charming yet cozy places. Even if you have a smaller budget, you can still enjoy all-natural stonework. Consider accents, such as marble or onyx tiles or borders on the walls, granite end tables, or travertine edges in the garden.
Although the initial expense to install natural stone and other organic materials in your home is large, consider it a worthy investment. Not only does stone and other natural materials have greater ROI than synthetics, but they also last for many years.
Upgrade Your Home Today
Few things remain popular for long, but sustainable materials like natural stone continue to top the charts. Looking at 2022 interior trends, it’s no surprise that timeless stone flooring, counters, and accents are included. Stone is one investment that retains its value, so if you’re looking to upgrade your flooring, now is the time.
Marble Concepts has been transforming kitchens, bathrooms, and floors since 1991. Our professional team can bring your dream home to life. Have a project in mind? Let’s get it started. Give us a call today.