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(BPT) - Whether you’re planning a large home-renovation project or simply looking for inspiration as you dream up ideas for new rooms or entire houses, it always pays to check out the latest design trends. From modern and contemporary to rustic and traditional, there are products and design options to suit every style and budget. To help you get started, Floor & Decor, a leading specialty retailer in hard-surface flooring, offers a sneak peek at the latest design trends to look for, plus some tips and ideas for incorporating these styles into your home. Here are the top seven design trends for fall:
1. Geometric Patterns and Materials
Define a room by adding unexpected details to walls and floors with unique and symmetrical geometric materials and patterns. This trend takes its cues from the ‘70s and can easily give your space a whole new look and feel — from mid-century modern to contemporary. Create structure in smaller areas, like bathrooms or laundry rooms, by adding geometric or textured tiles to the walls or floors. Or, make your floors the focal point by arranging wood or tile in a herringbone pattern for a sophisticated look with high-end appeal. Known for its strength and durability, the herringbone pattern is ideal for heavy traffic areas and is well-liked for its ability to elongate narrow spaces, such as a hallway or entryway and to draw the eye into the next room.
More visual illusions can be achieved through the use of various tile shapes, including diamond-shaped tiles that draw the eye upward.
Once reserved for backsplashes and walls, arabesque tiles are now taking floors coast-to-coast by storm. Its unconventional shape, often thought of as a “tiny lantern,” brings flair to more conventional designs.
2. Large-Format Tile
Put a modern twist on your home with large format tile. Conventional tile is 12” x 12,” and now there are planks as long as 72”, and tile as big as 24” x 48.” Whether you opt for tile or stone, large format tile reduces the number of grout lines needed, enhancing the perceived size of any room. These sleek tiles can help achieve a fresh look in bathrooms, laundry rooms or living areas, making the space feel bigger and bolder.
3. Water-Resistant, Durable Flooring
Protecting your floors from everyday wear and tear is always a priority. Floor & Decor makes this job easy by offering a wide variety of water-resistant, durable flooring options, including exclusive products like DuraLux, AquaGuard, NuCore and EcoForest. Whether you are concerned about moisture or have kids and pets to keep in mind, these resilient flooring options will deliver a long-lasting solution.
4. Farmhouse Style
The farmhouse style is here to stay, thanks to its warm and rustic feel, and its shift from shabby chic to a mixture of French country, contemporary and industrial. To embrace this charming style, incorporate wood or wood-look products on walls to simulate depth and to add unique colors and textures to a room. Or, use porcelain tile — from patterned to wide-plank — to achieve a distinct farmhouse look on your floor or wall.
5. High-Variation Flooring
Natural hardwood varies in color from board to board. Variation and color contrast are part of the beauty of wood flooring. From laminate and bamboo to hardwoods and wood-look tile, Floor & Decor offers a variety of high-variation flooring options to deliver this natural and unique look in a variety of products suited for every environment.
Marble is hot again this season. Used for thousands of years, you can count on this natural stone to add beautiful, eye-catching elegance to any room. With a nearly endless array of colors and tones to choose from, marble can be incorporated into all looks from modern to traditional. Alternatively, durable stone-look porcelain and ceramic tiles are affordable substitutes for natural stone throughout the house, offering the authentic look of stone in an easy-to-clean surface with no sealing required.
7. Mosaics and Water-Jet Technology
Intricate mosaics in residential kitchens and bathrooms are sure to be popular this fall. State-of-the-art water-jet technology uses a fine, high-pressure stream of water to carefully cut stone, glass or porcelain, giving you the detailed, high-end look you envision for your home — at an affordable price.
With free in-store design services, Floor & Decor designers work with you one-on-one to show you the latest styles and products to bring your project to life. Incorporating these looks into your home doesn’t have to break the bank. With a wide variety of products in stock at rock-bottom prices, Floor & Decor makes it easy to refresh your space with a new and trendy feel.