Interior design trends change throughout the years, aligning with consumer demands, advancing technology, and even short-lived hype. From avant-garde maximalism to minimalistic boho chic, several design trends are taking the back seat this season, making way for a new shift in the industry. Similarly, various flooring aesthetics are making an updated comeback together with newer players in the market, shaping design trends. What are the 5 interior design trends that will not turn off buyers and have homes looking magazine-worthy? We cover them in this article.
Given the extravagant nature of the world today, establishing a state of zen through the interior is now in-trend. Many homeowners are taking cognizance of nature and adapting their interior design scheme to it. Drawing inspiration from Japanese minimalism, interior designers, and homeowners alike are learning to embrace the irregularities and imperfections that come with natural elements. A holy grail when attempting to achieve this home interior design – is wood. Given the wide array of wood flooring types, homeowners do not have to fret in selecting the “right” flooring that will complement this style, as any wood flooring that complements, and resembles natural elements will work. From wood tile flooring to wood plank flooring, these warm and natural options can be perfectly juxtaposed by the clean and sharp lines possessed by modern furniture.
A key factor that new homeowners and buyers have to consider when designing a home is longevity and sustainability. With increasing concerns around global warming and depleting resources, the majority of the population is turning to sustainable options – and interior design trends are no exception. From eco flooring to recycled furniture, there is a myriad of design elements that have emerged out of the evolving sustainable interior design trend. One such option that has been gaining popularity in the flooring industry due to its water, slip, and impact- resistant properties is eco-friendly vinyl flooring. The eco-resilient vinyl flooring (ERF) offered by The Floor Gallery has a UV cured layer that provides enhanced durability. An eco-friendly option, this flooring type not only mimics the appearance of natural materials but also actively participates in aiding the pursuit of environmental sustainability.
Trends come and go, but investments made to revamp a home, stay. Although changing up home interior design frequently may be a dream for many, it is not a feasible option. It is thus crucial to pick trends that have longevity in the design industry. Revered in the flooring marketplace, solid wood flooring is known to never go out of style. With several wood flooring types, tones and stains, homeowners can practice restraint on design schemas and budgets while delivering functionality and timelessness in an unobtrusive manner. Attractive and minimalistic, wood flooring alludes to sophistication – still providing design enthusiasts the space to add a personalised touch. An interior design trend in 2020 is to use varying widths of wood plank, in an alternating arrangement to achieve a personalised patterned flooring.
Both the Financial Review and Residence Style listed concrete flooring in the top 5 interior design trends that turn off buyers. This is where lookalike flooring that replicates the look of other materials such as wood and concrete comes into play. Offering a variety of flooring designs, vinyl, and laminate tile flooring have a print top layer that mimics the colour and imperfections such as the grains of wood and mineral streaks, creating a natural look that is virtually impossible to distinguish from the real deal. Vinyl wood flooring, for example, is not only aesthetically pleasing due to the myriad of shades and distressed patterns available, but with advanced technology, it has high dimensional stability and durability.
From Smart homes to hidden cabinets, there are several innovations and creative solutions to increase efficiency and convenience in home management. Flooring manufacturers have been experimenting with newer technologies to produce flooring that surprise any sophisticated consumer, albeit utilising the same material. This has led to the trend of educating clients on the importance of selecting floor types that are categorised as proven solutions rather than innovative trends. At the Floor Gallery, for example, our Eco Protect Resilient Flooring (EPRF), which includes vinyl wood and concrete flooring, comes with the strongest, most unique patented click system for Korean vinyl floors. This locking mechanism gives clients on a budget the opportunity to embark on a DIY project.
Whether you have decided to celebrate organic materials or swerve towards practicality and convenience, conducting thorough research and seeking the help of flooring experts is vital in ensuring the longevity of your floors. For more information on the relevant and fashionable flooring types this season, and which option will best suit your design scheme, contact our floor experts in Singapore.