Trend Alert 2018! It’s January and the team at Floor Coverings International Arch City has the scoop on the interior design themes that are going viral this year.
For upcoming blog posts, we’ve picked some awesome flooring ideas and paired them with the biggest design trends of 2018 (think wine and cheese, Sonny and Cher, etc.). Our first stop: the living room!
Your Living Room Look Book
This year, living room design finally escapes the monochromatic, cool-toned doldrums of years past. Chart your design course towards warmer climes with antique lighting fixtures, mixed metal accents, rich pops of color, and earthy flooring colors.
Start With Your Focal Point
Visualize your living room design by starting with the couch, which will serve as the focal point for your space. Get on trend with a sumptuous, jewel-toned piece. Consider plum, mustard, carmine, or even sapphire. Skip antiseptic white, harsh grey, and monochromatic black, which are too harsh for this year’s vibe.
Dripping With Metal Tones
Your statement couch will be right at home in a room that is styled with warm vintage hues, playing wonderfully with the tarnished silver, old gold, and muted bronze accents that are popular right now. To get this look, scout out vintage (or vintage looking) lamps, frames, and fixtures and don’t be afraid to tastefully mix your metals.
Heating Up Is Cool Again
This year, cooler neutrals like slate, concrete, and obsidian are being replaced by an earthier palette that includes rust, brown-black, and tobacco. Earth tones you say? That can only mean one thing to a flooring nerd: hardwood!
Natural Hardwood Options
To match the sumptuous living room vibe we are seeing right now, try a richly hued, warm brown hardwood with minimal graining. Mahogany hardwood would be a beautiful choice here, with stained maple and oak being less expensive options. And if you want to emphasize rust tones Brazilian cherry hardwood is ideal.
Get the Earthy Look For Less
If you want to skip hardwood altogether, you can use luxury vinyl tile or wood-look laminate plank. These materials are meticulously manufactured with colors and textures that embody the real deal, so you can get that perfect (and pricey) mahogany hardwood-flooring look for a lot less.
In fact, wood-look flooring products give St. Louis homeowner even more design control because they don’t have to deal with the quirks of natural wood. When it comes to wood-look vinyl flooring or laminate plank flooring, you can get the exact earthy tone you want without that unpredictability of hardwood planks. No more uneven or overbearing wood graining that can clash with your carefully planned décor!
Free, In-Home Design Consultation
Call the team at Floor Coverings International Arch City to make an appointment and we will bring our flooring samples and design expertise right to your door. You can even book online! We serve homeowners in the St. Louis, MO area.