For the main living area, hardwood will continue to reign in 2017. Expect to see styles with increasing colour variation, along with the continued popularity of reclaimed and repurposed looks. Additionally, there will be a growing trend toward longer, wider planks, along with the use of various widths from plank-to-plank. For colour, the warm gray spectrum, spanning both light and dark values, will continue to drive volume in flooring and home furnishing alike, as will tone-on-tone colours that showcase the natural characteristics respective of the type of wood.
2017 design trends show that the kitchen is being transformed into a thoughtfully designed, open-concept living space. This transformation requires flooring that bears more resemblance to adjacent living areas. This has stimulated and will continue to stimulate the use of hardwood within the kitchen. Engineered hardwood will remain a top choice; however, wood-look luxury vinyl and laminate flooring options give homeowners beautiful wood replications with the additional benefits of durability, water and stain resistance, and comfort.
Another flooring category that is following the wood-look trend is tile. The once top choice of flooring in kitchens is making a comeback with beautiful wood prints and the ability of unique installation patterns.
For the bedroom, carpet still remains a staple, whether it is wall-to-wall or a large area rug over hard surface flooring. In 2017, carpet styles will combine organic textural qualities with luxurious accents. This trending construction falls in line with a general movement in home decor toward materials and textiles that are derived or which evoke a sense of organic and natural elements.
Ceramic and porcelain tile has long been a top choice for bathroom spaces. In 2017, tile that mimics the look of wood or stone will continue to build momentum. Weathered wood and luxe marble looks will continue to gain popularity, as will the use of mosaic style tiling. Additionally, the use of engineered stone and luxury vinyl to mimic the trending styles within the wood and stone categories will also be prominent throughout 2017.