The past few decades in interior design have introduced us to minimalism and soft palettes that evoke Zen and tranquility. However, 2021 is here and showing us no signs of being subtle. In fact, more is more and we might even love that again. Combinations of textures, colors, and sculptural furniture give homes a touch of grandeur in more opulent times.
We stayed home in 2020 and suddenly realized how much our homes actually mean to us. Decorative items were no longer just items we placed in our homes, but instead pieces of our lives that reflected our very soul. Today, we want our homes to glow, radiate, and effortlessly tell a story. Whether you want to remain within the realms of minimalism, duplicate ocean shores, or venture off into abstract plains of design, your floor is in fact the canvas to work from. As one of the first elements to catch the eye upon entering a home, hardwood flooring plays a big role in the homeowners’, and guests’, enjoyment of a space. Here are 10 wood flooring trends in 2021 and their partnering design ideas that can modernize living spaces and elevate any home style.
1. Using profound colors while creating lush environments.
Wood floors date back to the 1600s. Through the times, they have become synonymous with elegance and sophistication. Imagine yourself surrounded by in-vogue lush velvets, royal blues, and emerald greens. Beaumont’s Rhine European oak with a deep brushed texture complements and highlights these trendy rich colors and décor. The natural, warm, toasty vibrations that emanate from the oak wood make this flooring ideal for creating the ambiance of exotic lands and warm summer destinations throughout the year.
2. Powerful splashes of vibrant color to lift monotone rooms.
Intrepid primary palettes are a perfect complement to Siene European oak. The natural tones create an earth-inspired serenity that gives us an illusion of being within nature. This particular flooring trend for bedrooms and living rooms creates the perfect backdrop for the bold at heart. Dare to accent almost violently, since the subdued wood floor color absorbs the shocks without anyone noticing. You are free to be practical and extravagant, because one is not exclusive to the other.
3. Wall murals that transport us to primitive, dreamy and painterly locations.
Handmade décor against dark wood is a lustrous vibe. When it comes to this trend, the idea that your vacation can come home with you to never leave appeals to our love for handmade textures and patterns. Dark, earth-toned wood floors like the Tours European Oak flatter this form of home escapism. Whether wall murals, indoor hammock chairs, or embroidered runners, imagine crochets and woven patterns to follow the dark brushed strokes of the oak.
4. Sculptural furniture and romantic silhouettes.
The Paris European Brushed Oak is a great choice to highlight artistic, futuristic, and asymmetrical lines. Consider the decorative factors as the main characters and the wood flooring as the vessel to engage the eye, allowing us to gravitate towards the drama without feeling any severe intensity. Incorporate a pair of stunning, sculptural armchairs into your living space, for instance, and you have modernized with two small (big) changes. The idea is furniture as art, and nothing complements this design trend more than the undertones and reflections that light wood floors give forth.
We have all embraced minimalism with full gratitude for its enlightenment over the beauty of physical spaces, but in the process, some of us miss the simple pleasures of avant-garde life. We want the elation of a lifetime of collectibles proudly displayed near our favorite artwork with elaborate framing, harmonizing together like old lovers feeling familiar and new within the same wall space. This global shift is precisely on time to be showcased and paired with the simplicity of oak. The Allier European Oak, in particular, will complete the mystical ride you wish to take by creating a space that evokes both royalty and life well-traveled. The trend and flooring combination translates easily to bathroom areas by offsetting the light wood floor with wallpaper in a deep, royal hue.
6. Minimalism is here to stay.
Minimalism, perhaps for a moment thought a fleeting trend, is today almost a classic conception that defines modern spaces. The aesthetic can be achieved by durable surfaces that make a statement while also enabling eye-catching spectrums. Though appropriate for all living environments, bathrooms and kitchens represent ideal spaces to keep an organized, modern, minimalist vibe. Installation of first-grade, quality engineered oak hardwood flooring, such as Beaumont’s Chateau European option, produces ideal grounds for shared spaces with loads of family traffic without sacrificing authentic beauty.
7. Eclectic traditionalism.
Whether you are trying to create a bohemian space or classic traditionalism, dark woods offer a ruggedly chic and eye-catching aura. The distinctive grain of the Troyes European Oak gives any location rich textures to beguile, as if global, eclectic styles from far-off lands have sun-kissed your home. Lustrous, bold modernism seizes an era of sophistication. The oak effortlessly creates a delicate balance between the new and old world.
8. Cottage shabby chic.
To establish the foundation for a rustic living space, the Marseille European Oak in a natural matte delivers a look of country sophistication with innate wood color and native knotting. Radiating an attested beauty for calm, warm environments. Create a sophisticated flair to the cottagecore trend by incorporating modern comforts into the décor.
9. Classic traditionalism back with a new configuration.
Natural wood floor colors like that of the Rhone American Walnut in an urban home amplifies the outdoors indoors. When city life may oftentimes feel disconnected from nature, this type of wood flooring reconnects us. Feel the earthly connection and embrace this timeless trend. Allow the wood to speak for itself by combining neutral tones throughout the room. Although popular, American Walnut is far more rare than oak.Add touches of color, symmetrical accents, and classic art. Or perhaps, stay within a neutral palette for a warm, cozy elegance. Incorporating whites and beiges in the furnishings will help the wood stand out.
10. Grounded, mindful flooring and décor.
The ecological movement is a direction we organically love and embrace considering that, with proper maintenance, hardwoods will stay looking fresh and inviting for years to come with little cost or work. The Cannes European Oak in a brushed finish brings a sought-after look when trying to design a feeling of green life full of sustainable elements. While our wood floors are already harvested using cutting-edge and sustainable processes, making wood the most ecological choice from the start, they also give families a beautiful canvas on which to convene, dance, and play music—since acoustics can be part of the charm.
Though some of these trends may have resulted from our rocky 2020 and others simply evolve through the decades, hardwoods as a primary choice for flooring design will likely endure through the transformations. After all, nothing feels more earthy than the soft wood embrace on our bare feet.