Happy New Year!
With the buzz of the holiday’s behind us and the future looking bright, we come to that time of the year when we “resolve” to change some part in our lives. Often we focus internally on something interpersonal, our weight, our physical condition, stopping a vice and many others.. Often times we start strong and as time progresses, we cool off a bit, and progress starts normalizing. Sometimes hitting the mark.. sometimes missing.. even if just a little. 😉
Fact is one of the most overlooked resolutions you can make is to change your environment. You know what I’m talking about. That’s why you like a certain place for vacations, you like your favorite restaurant, you like your car… its not as much about how they “are” as how they make YOU feel. That feeling anchors in your subconscious and you reap benefits from simply changing your environment to “feel” a certain way. Why not make your resolution one that allows you to breathe new life into a part of your home.. make your least favorite room, your favorite. Turn your bathroom into an oasis. Make your bedroom a romantic retreat. Not only enjoy the room, but enjoy the function of it as well.
We know the floor is the foundation of any room.. start there and tie everything to it.
When you are doing renovations to any room in your house, the flooring you choose can make or break your decor. Whether in the kitchen, bedroom, or living areas, the flooring can help create a comfortable and inviting atmosphere.
Here are some very popular choices for flooring to consider when you are doing your home renovations:
Anything eco-friendly has been growing in popularity and will likely continue to be popular for a long time. Bamboo is one of the favorite choices for environmentally-friendly building material, and makes excellent flooring. The light wood offers a bright and clean look to any room. Best of all, bamboo comes from a sustainable source, so you are contributing to a happier, healthier earth as well as your home.
Another environmentally friendly and super trendy choice for flooring is repurposed wood. This flooring has a chic rustic look and looks great throughout the home. Repurposed wood flooring looks somewhat like hardwood, but has a more rustic flair and a bit more character. Even better, using repurposed flooring comes with a free story to tell visitors.
Speaking of hardwood, it never goes out of style. Hardwood is absolutely classic and always looks great in any situation. Not only is it beautiful, but it is practical as well. The only thing that tends to change regarding trends for hardwood is the colors. Right now darker wood and grays are the most popular.
An industrial look is another trend that has proven to be not just another passing craze. An industrial-looking floor and appliances with soft, chic adornments is absolutely trendy and the contrasting styles go so well together.
Concrete flooring might sound like an odd choice, but it is very popular. Of course, concrete flooring doesn’t look anything like the floor in a parking lot like you might think. Instead, concrete floors are poured and then shined to a polished sheen and can easily be painted if desired. Concrete flooring is ultrachic, very practical, and extremely cost effective.
New Laminate Options
For renovators on a budget, there are a lot of new laminate options available. Unlike the laminate flooring of the past, these new laminate flooring options look very much like the real thing. Hardwood laminates, tile laminates, and more are now easily obtained and even easier to install. Not only can they save you tons of money, but they also look amazing.
The flooring throughout your home is a vital part of your decor as well as the part of the home you touch the most. Think of it like your skin, it is the largest organ of the body and what people see of you first. You want it looking great. A good-looking floor is the stage for the rest of your home, and therefore sets the scene for your decor scheme. A great floor should be comfortable, practical, and beautiful.
With any of these flooring trends, you can have your home updated and looking perfect in no time at all.