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Home Design Trends: Part 1 Flooring

For a designer, when you are asked to explain design trends your mind could go in countless directions. Design Trends could cover anything from color trends, cabinet trends, furniture trends, decorative accessory trends, media room trends, floor plan trends, stair design trends, exterior brick trends, flooring trends, bathroom design trends, laundry room trends, to countertop trends and much, much more. For the purposes of todays blog, I am going to stick to a few of the categories that MC Surfaces does well; Flooring, Countertops, and Cabinets.

But before we do, here’s a little background. For me, design school started in the early 2000’s. It was there that I learned the first of many design hacks. One thing I learned was that home design is inspired by fashion design. So, if you want to be ahead of the rest in home design, start with the runway! Below for a few example pictures.

On the left, you see a picture from an article by The Guardian summarizing “The six key trends you need for 2021.” You see a darker blue outfit, a green dress, a few light cream and/or beige outfits/pieces, a striped shirt, and a neutral brown dress with black boots. Then, take a look at the bedroom picture on the right. All of these mentioned colors and patterns are recreated in the home design picture from Sherwin Williams. Sometimes there is a texture from a runway show that is recreated for home de