Three Bold Looks for Your Floors

By Sklar Furnishings

Design Inspiration, Tips & Trends

May 13, 2015

When it comes to flooring and area rugs there are many traditional looks that will remain classics in home decor. But every once in a while, something new and punchy bursts onto the scene that is bound to have you wondering, if a shot of it is just what your home needs for a quick and fresh update. There are three trends right now that can be used to create a dramatic and modern effect in your home.

1. Kinder GROUND – Let your inner child out with this completely customizable and colorful option made from 100 per cent New Zealand wool. These modular rugs come in three different shapes; diamonds, hexagons and triangles and a variety of colors and patterns. Kinder GROUND was designed specifically for children, but can be appreciated and enjoyed by anyone with an affinity for sumptuous color. These designs can be incorporated into almost any room to create a customized, bright and distinctive look.

2. Painterly rugs – Painterly prints are a trend we are continuing to see expand to all items in the home, and rugs are one of our favorite places to see it done. When we hear print, especially when it comes to home decor in recent years (chevron, checkers, stripes), we think of repetitive patterns. Painterly prints often break this rule and while there are patterned options available (patterns that look like they were painted directly on the item), this look is typified by a less structured uniformity and looks more like a painting. Some of our favorite options include floral printed carpets. These rugs look like they’ve had masterpieces directly painted onto them, adding lots of vigor and color to almost any room.

3. River rock – River rock flooring is made of smooth pebbles either densely placed together or more widely spaced. Today’s river rock flooring typically comes attached to a mesh sheet that is adhered to the floor and then grout is applied. Most widely used in washrooms, choosing a lightly colored tile in all white creates a very modern and spa-like look. It can also be applied to shower floors and as tiling on the wall.

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