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Keeping Your Home Trendy in 2016

Feb 04, 2016 01:51AM ● Published by Erica Shames

Keeping a home on trend can be as simple as refreshing a few rooms with a new paint color, or as complex as a complete kitchen or bath overhaul. In either circumstance, a homeowner begins by researching and finding inspiration. 

Carpet One Floor & Home provides ideas, inspiration and trends through their blog and digital magazine, Beautiful Design Made Simple. To read through the 2016 Trends Issue of Beautiful Design Made Simple visit BeautifulDesignMadeSimple.com/digitalmagazine.

Floors

Gray flooring returns from last year, yet has warmed up in 2016. Brown hued grays create a base that flatters a wide range of décor styles. White hued flooring, from hardwood to tile, is extremely trendy this year. On the opposite end of the spectrum, deep charcoal and chocolate flooring are making statements and creating striking contrast with light décor elements. Finally, 2016 will showcase handcrafted product design and installation techniques, along with distressed area rugs.

Colors

With Benjamin Moore naming Simply White OC-117 as their color of the year, whites will be an obvious go-to in the New Year.  Alongside whites, pinks and pale neutrals will create subtle complexity, while indigo blues, hunter greens, and shades of plum will create rich, moody backdrops.

Cabinets

In cabinetry, open concept shelving will remain popular helping to provide storage for larger, odd-shaped items. As for color, cabinetry will be falling in line with the warm gray trend seen in flooring. Additionally, we’ll begin to see the inclusion of technology, with cabinetry that incorporates and accommodates charging docks and tablet stands.

Windows

Technology is also building a presence in window treatments. Shades that automatically adjust create the perfect room ambience morning, noon or night.  Also trendy in window treatments this year is the use of organic materials such as unfinished woods and natural fibers like cotton, wool, and linen. 

Lighting

Brass is back. Lighter than the oil rubbed bronze that’s faded from popularity, natural brass works well with many different décor styles and is expected to dominate lighting and home interior finish in the coming years.  Outside the home, exterior lighting is shifting toward more black and grey finish variations, while gaining height to accommodate new architectural design.

For further information on trends visit Carpet One Floor & Home’s blog at BeautifulDesignMadeSimple.com or download the Beautiful Design Made Simple digital magazine.

Locally owned Carpet One Floor & Home stores can help customers incorporate these trends into their home décor.

About Carpet One Floor & Home

Carpet One Floor & Home is North America’s leading floor covering retailer, with 1,000 independently owned and operated locations in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.  Carpet One Floor & Home stores are known for a broad selection of carpet, wood, laminate, ceramic, vinyl, and area rugs, including exclusive brands like Bigelow and Lees. They offer a unique customer experience with the exclusive SelectAFloor merchandising system that simplifies the shopping experience and The Beautiful GuaranteeTM, which guarantees that the customer will be 100% happy with their floor. Carpet One Floor & Home is also the home of the exclusive Healthier Living Installation system.

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Information provided by Oberdorf Carpet One - Lewisburg, PA

Carpet One Floor & Home (www.CarpetOne.com) is North America's leading floor covering retailer, with 1,000 independently owned and operated locations in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Carpet One Floor & Home stores are known for a broad selection of carpet, wood, laminate, ceramic, vinyl, and area rugs, including exclusive brands like Bigelow and Lees. They offer a unique customer experience with the exclusive Select a Floor merchandising system that simplifies the shopping experience and the Beautiful Guarantee TM, which guarantees that the customer will be 100% happy with their floor.

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