One of the most fashionable trends in the flooring world is the desire to be unique and stand out. It’s a way to express yourself and your love of design in your living space while also adding a lot of personal and physical value to your home.

Here are some of the more unique designs that you can play with to make your home entirely you. These are not patterns you can copy anywhere else, but instead ways you can customize your flooring project to really take it to the next level.

Intricate Carpet Patterns

Carpets are making a comeback! And they’re coming back strong! But they’re also nothing like the carpets we used to know. Gone are the days where you have one single (and often unappealing) color. Now we have carefully designed patterns.

They often have some sort of light/dark contrast in the color and they can be either very complex, floral like designs or they can be simple geometric shapes. They can also be custom designed to have a frame around the walls.

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Mixed Width and Color

If you’re going for hardwood, this is a wonderful way to play around with the variety of hardwood available. Usually households would opt for just one type of wood plank, but you can also mix and match them so that you have rows of different colors and different widths.

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Mixed Herringbone

You can take it one step further and mix up the herringbone. It’s a bit harder to do the mixed width, but you can definitely play on color contrast with this mesmerizing and unique pattern.

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Mixed Tile

Notice a trend here? Mixed tile is another way to go. It follows the same concept as mixed width and color planks for wood but instead with tile. This way you can play even more with deep color contrasts and get some more primary color play on your floor.

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All of these patterns have the same core concepts in common that make them unique and fashionable. They all focus on contrast instead of blend, usually relying on some sort of light versus dark contrast with what are often regal colors (i.e blue and gold).  


The point is not to make sure everything matches but to create as much color contrast as possible. The uniformity is created by the minimalist patterns and shapes, and can be emphasized through the furniture.