How to Incorporate Timeless Design Into Your Home

Timeless design incorporates key classics that stand the test of time, can be used in any room, and never go out of style. By having a home that has a timeless design, you’re ensuring that it will never feel stale and instead, will always feel fresh and up-to-date. Follow along for ideas on how you can implement designs that will never go out of style into your home.

A classic home has balance, so it’s important that you keep this in mind when you are decorating your home. In a bedroom you’ll want matching nightstands and lamps, and in a living room you’ll want to incorporate matching chairs opposite your couch. With timeless design, it’s all about symmetry.

Having a focal point is another key component in creating a timeless look in your room. Focal points allow you to feel at ease as they give your eyes a place to rest. Elements such as a fireplace, a large window, or furniture are great focal points for a room.

Incorporating classic patterns are another way to create a timeless design. Stripes, plaid, and florals are all patterns that can be used to create this look, but make sure that you stay away from trendy patterns, such as chevron.

Marble and wood are materials that have remained timeless and have a longevity that will keep you from feeling restless. Choose the spaces that need a classic wow factor and these materials will never disappoint.

Metal finishes always come and go in terms of what’s on trend; however mixing metals will allow you to have a balanced look that can evolve through time. A matte iron finish paired with a soft, brushed brass or chrome paired with brushed nickel are pairings that lend to timeless decor.

What is your favorite timeless design look?

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What Is Engineered Flooring?

What is engineered flooring and what are the benefits? Flooring America explains how engineered flooring is made and how it can be used in your home design.

What is Engineered Hardwood?

Engineered hardwood is constructed with durable, high-performance qualities in mind. It is constructed with multi-layers of hardwood and plywood; each layer is positioned in a different direction. This construction prevents the engineered hardwood from warping and bowing the way a hardwood floor might in moist areas.

What are the Benefits of Engineered Hardwood?

Available in today’s hottest species; hickory, oak, maple and more, engineered hardwood can offer a variety of styles for your home. Not only are there multiple finishes available in matte, semi-gloss, and high-gloss, but engineered hardwood comes in a variety of surface effects such as hand scraped for a time worn appearance, distressed for a slightly rustic appearance, or wire-brushed.

No matter your style, you can find a hardwood floor that best suits your home, and you can be sure it will be a beautiful, eye-catching statement with a durable surface.

What is the Durability of Engineered Hardwood?

Depending on the thickness of the veneer that tops the flooring, the quality of flooring used, and how well you maintain your floors, engineered hardwood can last a lifetime. All 3 factors play a big role in determining the longevity of any floor in your home.

Due to innovative manufacturing techniques, engineered hardwood can be installed in any room in your home, including your basement and bathrooms; as long as there are no extreme moisture issues and a protective moisture barrier has been installed. Less expensive than hardwood, selecting engineered hardwood will allow you to install this excellent flooring style in multiple rooms, getting more bang for your buck.

For our quality, beautiful, and reliable engineered hardwood, visit our Floorcraft page for more information!

Luxury Vinyl & Is It Waterproof?

Luxury vinyl is durable, waterproof flooring that offers you the look of hardwood, tile, or stone, without the hefty price tag of real hardwood. Luxury vinyl is constructed of multiple layers that provide in the realistic design, durability, and ease of maintenance of the flooring, making it a great option for your entire home.

Luxury vinyl is waterproof, and because of this, it’s a great choice for the kitchen and bathrooms. Thanks to its layers, luxury vinyl does a great job of withstanding moisture, heavy foot traffic, scratches, and spills, so if you have kids or pets, this flooring is for you.

Luxury vinyl is available in 3 types:

· Luxury vinyl plank – best if you are going for the hardwood look, as the plank is designed to mimic the look of cut hardwood.

· Luxury vinyl tile – used when replicating stone or an intricate pattern

· Luxury vinyl sheet – commonly used in areas that are prone to water, such as bathrooms or kitchens. Sheet can look like hardwood, stone, or tile, making it the most versatile type.

For more information on luxury vinyl, stop by our store or give us a call and we’d be happy to help you with your flooring needs!

What’s the Best Flooring For Your Kitchen?

We know that choosing new floors for your home isn’t a small task, and when you’re selecting new floors for your kitchen, a room prone to spills, dents, and heavy foot traffic, it’s imperative that you make the right choice.

One of the most important factors in choosing flooring for your kitchen is taking into consideration the function of your kitchen. Do you host parties, enjoy cooking, have kids or pets? If you answered yes to any of these, it’s important that your floors can withstand such things.

What Material is best for Your Kitchen Floor?

It’s incredibly important to keep function and durability at the top of your mind, making luxury vinyl, laminate, and tile great options to consider.

Luxury vinyl tile is best for those who enjoy making a mess in their kitchen. Luxury vinyl is durable, can hold up to scratches, and is one of the most water resistant options on the market. The protective top layer allows for ease of maintenance and makes clean-up a breeze, which is what you want after spending time prepping and cooking a meal!

For those who spend a substantial amount of time in the kitchen, consider laminate. Laminate has 4 layers that will absorb heavy foot traffic and protects against stains, burns, and spills. Better yet, it is affordable, easy to install, and comes in a variety of styles, making it a great option.

Tile is also going to be a competitive flooring choice for your kitchen. It’s scratch resistant and easy to clean, but take into consideration that it does not have the softest cushioning, so if you spend a lot of time in the kitchen, tile might not be your ideal choice.

Which is the Most Durable?

Hands down, it’s tile. Due to its long wearing durability, ease of maintenance, and resistance to moisture, and because of its resistance, tile is ideal in those moments when pots are dropped… just maybe not dishes!

If you’re in the market for kitchen floors, stop by our store and let our experts guide you toward your best flooring choices.

Our Favorite Interior Design Trends for 2018

A New Year means new interior design trends to lust over, and while there are so many to choose from, we’ve selected our top 4 trends that we can’t wait to see in more homes this year. Follow along to learn our favorite picks!

Darker Colors

Dark colors will continue to be a hot trend in home design this year, as they will be used to add extra drama to your space. Dark colors still give off feelings of warmth and coziness so don’t worry about these colors making your room feel dark and lonely. Whether you add these colors to your walls, furniture, or décor pieces, you can’t go wrong!

Natural Wood

Natural wood is still maintaining a strong presence in home design, as owners are taking advantage of its ability to evoke an earthy and natural feel to their home. Natural wood elements harmonize the different textures and colors in your space, allowing for the room to come together harmoniously.

Moody Green

Moody green continues to be prevalent in home design. Moody, luxurious, and calming, this shade of green is bound to make a statement. If used in furniture, take it one step further and make it a velvety green on your couch or chairs. On your walls, we love pairing it with white accents to truly make the color pop and come to life.

Metallic Finishes

Whether in hardware, furniture, wall coverings, or accent pieces, metallic is being used in various ways in the home. Don’t be afraid to mix and match metals either, but if you do, make sure to incorporate the same color metal in other areas of your room.

What are your favorite design trends for 2018?

How to Create a Relaxing Bedroom

The bedroom is the one place in your home that you can turn to when life gets to be a little stressful and hectic. It’s the room where you can escape from the craziness of day to day life and enjoy a little bit of rest and relaxation. Utilize the below décor tips to create a tranquil bedroom that encourages relaxation and peace.

Decorate with a Serene Palette

Different colors have a different impact on our mood, so incorporate calm and soothing colors like soft blues and greens, lavender, grey, and beige, to bring peace into your bedroom. These colors work best in décor such as curtains and bedding, and for a bigger impact, consider repainting your walls in a soothing color.

Lighting Plays an Important Role

After a long day when we want several minutes of relaxation, the worst thing for this is harsh lighting. To avoid a brightly lit room in the evening, choose lighting that has a warmer tone to it, which will allow you to recharge your batteries without the obstruction of bright lights. Another great option is to install dimming lights in your room, which allows you to control the brightness of your room depending on the time of day.

Cozy textures

Textured décor will transform your space into a cozy sanctuary. Fuzzy area rugs add warmth to your feet, knit throw pillows add comfort and warmth to your bed, and a plush comforter makes for a comfortable place to curl up under, allowing for the release of everyday tension.

What is your favorite way to make your bedroom feel like a retreat?

It’s Never Too Late To Jump Into Summer Trends

Summer is the time when the sun shines just a little more brightly, colors seem to be a tad more dazzling, and the carefree nature of the season makes everything all the more vibrant. With the hottest, most laidback season upon us, why not use this time to try something new for a change? Your home décor may be still be caught up in the neutral décor days of winter and needs a touch of summer fun, or it could be that you never got around to a spring redesign and now you’re itching to add some unique nuances to your home. Whatever it may be, take advantage of these long summer days and try out some trendy seasonal updates.

Something Borrowed, Something New

You know the saying, but this time we’re not talking about weddings! When it comes to decorating, we tend to buy all brand-new pieces, which give homes a fresh, updated look. However, don’t steer away from pieces that have lived through the ages. Vintage antiques, family heirlooms, a vase found at a local yard sale, all of these will add a flare of character to your home and give a complementary contrast to décor in pristine condition.

Monochrome with a Bold Twist

All white interiors is a clean and classic look. However don’t be afraid of using a color, instead of just plain white, for a monochromatic look! Decorating with one color is very flattering if done right. Use the same shade or stay within the same color family, with only small variations in tone, to keep it visually appealing rather than overwhelming to the eye. If the bathroom tile is light, go for a bolder color such as emerald green. If the tile is dark, go for a lighter color such as ocean blue. To execute the monochrome design in a more subtle way, choose just one color that is incorporated into every room of the house. This will create a sense of unity in your home design without the boldness of a monochrome room.

Design from Head to Toe

Why stop incorporating creative design when it comes to your feet? Carpets come in many different subtle patterns, textures and colors. With a unique carpet, your home will be eye catching from any angle! If you find yourself needing a new carpet entirely, opt for one that will add an exciting flare.

Which summer trend will you try out?