Mosaic or Herringbone Patterns
Whether it’s on the floor or behind the kitchen sink, ceramic tiles and wood planks must no longer be laid in a mosaic or herringbone pattern. While it is still in vogue to do so at the time of writing, there is every reason to believe that this trend is fading.
A classic layout is the safest choice for a timeless look.
Open Concept Design… That Is Too Open!
Houses in which the kitchen, living room and dining room form one open area have been sought after by homeowners for a long time now. This is the favoured first-floor layout for many residences today. But open concept spaces do have drawbacks: they must always be kept neat and tidy throughout because there is nowhere to conceal the mess. Plus, they provide little privacy. Finally, the decor can either seem spartan or chaotic.
That said, an open-concept layout is still popular, especially since it is ideal for hosting diners and parties. Nevertheless, dividers and textural elements can be integrated to counteract the cold empty feel such spaces can have. For example, a bookcase can be added to act as a partition between the living room and the dining room or large rugs can be laid to delineate a zone. Extra storage should also be included to prevent the space from becoming cluttered.