Here at Floor Coverings International of Piedmont Triad, we make sure to stay up to date on all the emerging trends in home design. Be it luxury vinyl tile in the bathroom or engineered hardwood, we make it a top priority to remain knowledgeable on the types of movements currently in vogue; we may be flooring experts, but we also like to have a strong grasp on everything from siding options to landscaping details. With spring just a few weeks away, now is as good of a time as ever to start planning a décor shift in your home. We’ve put together a list of a few trending topics in home design in the hopes of inspiring you to consider a new, fresh look for your space. Read on for some great thoughts on what you can do to give your home a modern update.

Add a Dash of Color

Every year, it seems that well-known designers are hoping it’s the year beige finally goes the way of the buffalo. 2014 is no different, though it seems to have gained more traction recently than in years past. From kitchen appliances moving away from stainless steel and into brighter options, to paint choices being decisively more vivid and vibrant. In the flooring world, we’ve even seen an increase in popularity for colored tile and Luxury Tile Vinyl. If you’re planning a décor shift in your home, consider adding some bursts of color to your space.

Brass is Beautiful

Vintage has been growing in popularity for years, due in large part to the popularity of retro-minded shows like Mad Men. From Mid Century Modern to Hollywood Regency, different design periods seem to be getting their time in the sun. This season’s big trend looks to be vintage brass, be it in accessories or hardware accents. Vintage brass not only tends to have a lovely worn, patina look that shows age gracefully, it also tends to add a touch of glamour to a space. Need a flooring option to pair with a brass-filled home? Consider a lighter hardwood varietal like oak to show off the glow of the worn metal.

Eclectic Prints and Patterns

For years we’ve seen a trend toward neutral accents and patterns, partly due to a returned fascination with Modernism. This season, however, many designers are predicting a change to louder, more aggressive patterns. Be it a leopard print throw pillow or an aggressive Turkish rug, it looks as though many homeowners will begin opting for more unique and brash patterns. Flower prints in particular are expected to gain in popularity, in large part due to a return to more classically European stylizing. If you are planning to add a bit of pizazz to your décor, remember to have different accessories ready to switch in and out, as interchangeable pieces will keep your home feeling fresh and lively.

At Floor Coverings International of the Piedmont Triad, we strive to not only remain up to date on trends; we also tailor our products to reflect contemporary taste. Whether it’s hardwood, laminate, carpeting, or tile, Floor Coverings International of Piedmont Triad will continue to bring you only the best in flooring options. Call today for a free in-home estimate!