Flooring, Tiling, Wall, and Wallpaper Trends
If you’re not a dedicated interiors enthusiast, thinking about walls and floors might not feel like as much fun as furniture and accessories. It’s easy to look at a row of white tile choices and feel like they all look the same, if you don’t know what you’re looking for. But once you learn a little bit about the wide variety of options and styles, you realise that choosing the perfect walls, flooring, and tiles can make all the difference in bringing the look of any room together.
At Corcoran’s, we stock a wide variety of flooring and tile options, along with an array of gorgeous paints and wallpapers, and we offer expert advice, measuring, and installation so you can create a look for any room that’s perfectly suited for your home. If you need some inspiration, read on to learn about flooring, tiling, and wallpaper trends that will give your house a lift!
Flooring is not only the physical base of your room but also forms the foundation of its look. Whether you’re starting from scratch and letting your flooring choices inform your overall design or you’ve already got your favourite furniture and it’s just the floors that need a refresh, your flooring picks are a perfect way to tie the room together.
Natural colours and whitewash wood are hugely in style when it comes to flooring at the moment. It’s all part of the trend to bring the outdoors in and evoke a sense of nature in your home, and also works well if your preference is for a minimalist, Scandinavian-inspired aesthetic.
On the other hand, if going bold is more your style, you can take things in the opposite direction with graphic, geometric tiles or parquet flooring. Herringbone remains wildly popular for wood and laminate flooring, while hexagons are the hot shape for tile trends.
And what about carpet? Like many trends this year, popular carpet choices are inspired by the extra time we’re spending at home. Plush, luxe carpets with high-pile depths will give your space the feel of a fancy hotel—like the ultimate staycation!
Wall and wallpaper trends
In our recent guide to colour theory, we gave some tips on choosing colours for your walls. Let’s take that further with some of the top trending wall colours for the year. Right now, we’re all about warmth and comfort, and that goes for walls too, with warm earth tones taking the lead for neturals.
To brighten things up, natural hues are still a key source of inspiration, leading to colours like sage green, ocean blue, and the sunny yellow that Pantone dubbed one of the colours of the year. While accent walls are not as popular as they have been for the past few years, they’re still a great way to add colour if you don’t want to commit to a vibrant look across the whole room.
Today’s wallpaper trends offer a broad spectrum of styles. Go ‘granny chic’ with pretty pastels and fancy florals, or make a statement with panorama wallpaper that spreads artistic mural style across an entire wall.
Trompe l’œil is another favourite in wallpaper trends—it’s French for ‘deceives the eye’ and it’s all about optical illusions. Opt for wallpaper that mimics tiles, textured brush strokes, or any other type of material to achieve this eye-catching look.
Tile offers the ultimate in versatility. For floors, walls, accents, and more, you can go for an all-over tiled look or pair it with paint or other materials to create your chosen style for your space.
Large-format, glossy tiles are a favourite this year to create a contemporary look that’s also practical and easy to clean thanks to smooth surfaces and fewer grout lines. They’re also a great pick if you want the same pieces on your walls and your floors to create a sleek, seamless look that’s ideal for a bathroom or utility.
If you prefer a bit of texture in your tiling, stone and clay-inspired options are another preferred pick. Terracotta tiles, with their warm tones and dappled feel, are popping up a lot, and on the other end of the spectrum are the cool, gritty details of granite. There’s truly something for everyone when it comes to tiling.
As for patterns, we’re all about vibrance and detail. Mediterranean and Morrocan inspirations offer the magic of being both timeless and fashion-forward thanks to their gorgeous hues and artistic designs. For a foyer, a backsplash, or anywhere else in your home, a vivid and appealing pattern is sure to be a star feature for your house.
Wall to wall style and more at Corcoran’s
When you’re ready to update your space with the latest tiling, flooring, paint, and wallpaper trends, give Corcoran’s Furniture & Carpets a call! We have everything you need to revamp your space, along with the expertise to help you find exactly what will suit your style. We can even assist with measuring and installing. When it comes to wallpaper trends, tile style, and flooring favourites, you can change the look of your space with help from Corcoran’s and give your home a new, fresh vibe from top to bottom.