"Floor patterns are trending—from herringbone to patterned tile. Herringbone is incorporated into tile or wood, sometimes throughout a main floor or in smaller areas such as an entryway."
MANCHESTER, N.H. (PRWEB) December 21, 2022
The pending arrival of 2023 marks the perfect time to reassess possibilities –and make predictions –about what comes next in how we live. Maybe it’s the TV room where the carpeting has been the same since the Myspace era or the kitchen where the flooring is no longer appealing (or maybe just peeling). The new year is the perfect time to reevaluate living and working spaces – from the floor up.
To help homeowners, Carpet One Floor & Home, a North American cooperative of 1,000 locally owned flooring retailers, analyzed buying patterns, conferred with interior designers, and considered lifestyle predictions to come up with its “2023 Floorcast” of the new year’s hottest flooring trends.
Adding Curves. Except for an occasional arched doorway or window, homes are basically composed of straight lines. Furniture, paint, and decor can certainly soften the look, but imagine being able to incorporate soothing curved lines and swirls of color into the flooring as well.
“Trends come and go, but there is something beautiful and classic about archways. Most doorways and pass-throughs are uninteresting, but archways create a statement when used sporadically in an interior whether through a pantry, kitchen, long hallway, bathroom, or bookshelf,” said interior designer Lisa Kooistra of Kooistra Designs.
To incorporate curves into home design via flooring, sculpted and tufted pattern carpet creates a sense of movement and gives a room flow. Vintage hardwood can do the same by showcasing the wood’s natural curved lines and knots.
Incorporating Patterns. From carpet and hardwood to laminate and tile, mixing and matching patterns adds visual interest to any room.
“Floor patterns are trending—from herringbone to patterned tile. Herringbone is incorporated into tile or wood, sometimes throughout a main floor or in smaller areas such as an entryway. The patterned tile is created in a geometric style and is used primarily in powder-room floors, mudrooms, and laundry rooms,” said Trisha Isabey, owner and principal designer for Isabey Interiors in Kelowna. B.C.
Encaustic tile and ceramic tile, for instance, come in a wide variety of colors, shapes and patterns and can be combined in a variety of unique ways. Hardwood flooring is also available in patterns like herringbone, checkerboard, and chevron which can provide an interesting contrast to existing –or new –tile, carpet, or other wood patterns.
Combining Retro with Futuristic. “The idea of combining both vintage and retro with digital art inspired by the Metaverse will continue to trend into the next year. Based on the 2023 Gucci collection, interior design will follow suit in creating retro atmospheres paired with a futuristic aesthetic, creating new designs and settings with an interesting new style,” said Margarita Bravo, luxury interior designer based in Denver and Miami. “Vintage, retro pieces, traditional materials, and fabrications will continue to be used in contemporary ways. Some may wonder how they can incorporate a vintage accessory with modern design elements, and the answer is simple: utilize a color palette.”
Be it hand-scraped hardwood, laminate or luxury vinyl, wood flooring makes any space feel warm and cozy. By adding an air of tradition and history, it’s the ultimate in retro flooring. One way to mix things up stylistically is to inject some modern flair with futuristic textures, materials and eco-friendly options. Look for fashion-forward prints like leopard, tiger stripe and other animal print mixed with traditional old-world wood.
Patterns and Texture. “Home design elements that will trend in the coming years include organic and natural elements, plus texture and patterns. Think textured, patterned floors and wall tiles, and textured tambour boards and wall treatments. The key is to curate these various elements carefully to create interest and balance. Terrazzo, graphic patterns, marble inlays, and boldly colored slabs and tiles will be a hit in luxurious interiors,” according to Kate Davidson, lead designer at Toronto-based Kate + Co.
Carpet offers almost endless variety in patterns and textures. Classic patterns like plaid and tweed will always be popular, but for more of a statement choose carpet that has a more artistic flair. Texture, on the other hand, is a subtler way to update a room. Other ways to combine patterns and texture to create a distinctive look are mix high-cut tufted carpet, sleek ceramic tile and/or or real hardwood flooring.
Big Bold Color. Gone are the days of boring beige and basic blue covering every inch of floor space. Flooring in 2023 will be popping with color. “The farmhouse aesthetic kicked off almost a decade of neutral, neutral, neutral. But, as we emerge from the pandemic, people are energized and ready to jump back into a life of travel, entertainment, and social events. This energy translates to color,” said interior design duo Joann Kandrac & Kelly Kole of Kandrac and Kole in Atlanta.
Carpet colors include sunflower yellow, cardinal red, bubble gum pink and robin’s egg blue; while tile comes in shades ranging from cobalt to cadmium. Even wood flooring features contrasting shades from dark to light. Combine more than one type of flooring in a room to make your space even more vibrant and visually interesting.
Vintage/Repurposed. Vintage and repurposed items will be back on trend –with a modern edge. “We are introducing more vintage and repurposed elements into contemporary and transitional spaces, and clients are embracing it big-time,” said Patti Wilson of Patti Wilson Design in Ontario. “After being shut inside our homes for so long, I think we are all looking for a sense of comfort, simpler times, and maybe even a bit of nostalgia. Lovingly cherished, repurposed furniture, antiques, quilts and artwork invoke childhood memories at grandma’s house and can be seamlessly integrated into redesigned spaces that feel thoughtfully curated and gathered over time.”
Everything old is also new again in flooring with hardwood, laminate and luxury vinyl designs giving off serious vintage vibes. Embossed dark stain laminate and sliced black hickory hardwood are just two examples of the distressed, repurposed looks that will be big in the new year.
Wicker. Wilson also predicts seeing more wicker within home interiors. “We are seeing a resurgence of wicker made with natural materials like reed, cane, rattan, seagrass, bamboo, and willow. Wicker is being used in wall treatments and on everything from cabinet doors to furniture and headboards. Wicker, or any woven material, is a timeless classic detail that will have a lasting impression on interior design trends,” she said.
Hardwood’s natural grain and carpet with thatched weaves or patterns make perfect complements to wicker both in color and style.
For more information, please visit the latest issue of Carpet One Floor & Home’s design magazine, Beautiful Design Made Simple.
About Carpet One Floor & Home
Carpet One Floor & Home is the largest floorcovering buying cooperative in North America. With a family of more than 1,000 independently owned and operated retail locations throughout the United States and Canada, Carpet One Floor & Home stores feature a broad selection of carpet, wood, laminate, ceramic, vinyl and area rugs from exclusive partner brands. Our full-service retailers embrace culture that combines entrepreneurial spirit and good deeds. In 2013, Carpet One Floor & Home established a charity partnership with Tunnel to Tower Foundation, helping to build smart technology homes for U.S. Armed Services members who’ve been catastrophically injured regain their independence once they return home. Carpet One Floor & Home is a division of CCA Global Partners, one of the largest privately held cooperatives in the United States. For more information on Carpet One Floor & Home, please visit http://www.carpetone.com.