4 Home Design Trends You’re Going to Want in Your Home

home design trend laminate flooring on wall
Courtesy Armstrong Flooring

There have been some really neat home trends that have come out lately—all related to flooring, and all really beautiful trends that even the most “non-trendy” homeowner is going to want in their home.  From carpet upgrades to design ideas, here are four of the most beautiful and practical ideas to add to your home ‘to do’ list this year.

Laminate flooring on the wall

Courtesy Armstrong Flooring
Courtesy Armstrong Flooring

We know this sounds crazy. Who puts laminate flooring on their wall?  The pictures show otherwise: laminate can be a beautiful accent wall, mudroom accent, and chair rail.  For the right look, visit a store to choose a laminate with different tones that accent your room color.

One of the best part of this idea: laminate is just as easy to install on wall as it is on your floor.  We found these easy instructions for installing laminate on the wall, and you can find your laminate at discount prices if you buy in bulk.

Indoor tile outdoors

front steps with porcelain tilePorcelain tile can be more than a beautiful kitchen or bathroom floor.  Want your home to make a statement? Start with your front walk, any pathway around your property, or make your patio a conversation starter with a beautiful porcelain tile.  When shopping for flooring for your patio, balcony or steps, make sure you tell your salesperson that you are looking for tiles to use outside to make sure that you get the best outdoor product. Then, set up an installation date and sit back and admire your fantastic outdoor space.

Carpets that are able to handle…well LIFE

living room carpet Carpet that freshens the air.  Improved resiliency to stains.  Carpet that keeps liquids from leaking through to your pad and subfloor.  Carpet manufacturers like Beaulieu, Shaw, Armstrong, and Mohawk are always improving their carpets to deal with high levels of traffic from paws and feet.  Use these tips to determine what carpet’s best for your high traffic area, and then visit the experts for products they’ve seen work (and look beautiful) in local homes.

Luxury vinyl

luxury vinyl flooring that looks like woodLuxury vinyl is one of the most versatile and resilient floors on the market today—and they look great!  Get rid of those pictures of the ‘old’ vinyl floors your grandma used to have.  Today’s luxury vinyl products mimic the look of tile and wood, without the maintenance and, in the case of wood, water worries.

Best yet, luxury vinyl flooring products now come in planks that can be done by any homeowner who wants to tackle a do-it-yourself project. For more information on how to install your new luxury vinyl flooring, talk to the experts so you can add this new home design trend in your home.