It’s no secret that wood flooring is luxurious and adds unique charm and beauty to your home. It’s considered the most affluent flooring choice, but how do we make it work in harmony with the rest of our décor?
It might sound like an easy job, but you’d be surprised by how many people become irritated when the shade of their floor doesn’t match up with their room. It is important to remember that decors do come down to personal preference.
When it comes to the kitchen, we have to keep practicality in our minds at all times. The most popular shade for the kitchen is a darker wood such as walnut, whether that be laminate, vinyl or real wood.
The main thing you need to remember when it comes to the kitchen flooring is that it co-ordinates with the cupboards and counters. Don’t over do it though, having too much of the same wood can be too much – so mix it up with marble work surfaces or stone flooring.
Try and stick to two tones for your kitchen. For example if you have a dark wood flooring then white or cream cabinets will work perfectly creating the perfect contrast. Remember that if you’re ever wanting to change the tone of your floor, then real wood can be sanded down and refinished to create a whole new look.
Another big element of the kitchen is the table. If you have an open plan kitchen diner, then there’s a lot more to consider when it comes to co-ordinating. It’s clear that a farmhouse wooden table works beautifully with real wood flooring. If you prefer a more modern look, then a glass table works well and goes with most flooring shades and styles.
Next to the kitchen, the living room is probably the most used room in the home. There’s usually more variation in the living room, therefore more of a challenge when it comes to coordinating.
A darker floor not only looks luxurious and classical, but is also more practical as it disguises the dirt. Why not go to town and opt for a herringbone pattern? Not that it will create the perfect contrast with any existing fabrics and patterns in your living room, but will impress any guests!
Solid and Engineered Wood Flooring
We can forget about practicality a little more in the living room and follow our taste! Solid and engineered wood can often be the most versatile flooring choice in terms of co-ordinating. Their high levels of durability can withstand plenty of footfall without your desired shade fading over time. Of course, you can still get that gorgeous natural look with laminate and vinyl with the added maintenance benefits.