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How to Decorate With Oak Colored Flooring

How to Decorate With Oak Colored Flooring

The color of oak is a rich, honey color that encompasses your room and warms it up. As beautiful as oak colored flooring is, it’s also one of the hardest colors to match. Dark furniture doesn’t always seem to go with the lighter oak color. Light furniture blends in too easily and doesn’t match.

So where should you use oak flooring in your home?

Turns out, there are a few core colors that compliment oak colored flooring and give your house a cozy vibe. Here are a few of our favorite ways to use oak flooring in your home.

White or Black Furniture

Varying wood colors can sometimes clash with one another. On the other hand, colors often stand out against the warmth of the wood and give a room a modern appeal.

White or black furniture looks impressive against the honey oak color. This furniture stands out against the light color and makes the room come to life. You can also incorporate both white and black coloring in your décor to add a modern flair to your décor.

Contemporary Kitchen by Minneapolis Architects & Building Designers Andrea Swan - Swan Architecture

Contemporary Kitchen by Minneapolis Architects & Building Designers Andrea Swan – Swan Architecture

Blues Give a Cool, Calm Vibe

When you’re ready to incorporate colors into your room, add blues. Blue hues give a cool, calm feel to the space, which works well with the light color of the oak.

A few places you can incorporate blues include:

  • In an area rug
  • With your area pillows
  • In the lampshades
  • In your wall coloring

Oak has a naturally beautiful look. By bringing in blue hues to your room, you enhance that natural appeal without making your room look drab or lifeless.

Traditional Dining Room by Chicago Interior Designers & Decorators Michael Abrams Limited

Traditional Dining Room by Chicago Interior Designers & Decorators Michael Abrams Limited

Use Pieces of Nature Indoors

To finish off your space, add fresh, natural accents. For example, if your oak flooring is in your kitchen, use stone for your backsplash. If your oak flooring is in your living room, bring in fresh flowers for the coffee table.

The natural beauty found in the wood, stone, and plants will make your house feel open and airy. This is another way to add a calming vibe to your space.

Contemporary Kitchen by Sydney Architects & Building Designers Danny Broe Architect

Contemporary Kitchen by Sydney Architects & Building Designers Danny Broe Architect

Add Metallics

Metallics are a hot new decorating trend this year. The golds and silvers used throughout your décor can spice up a room and make it pop with luxury.

Oak and metallic go well together. They offer a perfect marriage between modern and rustic home décor. By using them in the same space, you’ll have an elegantly welcoming home.

Modern Dining Room by San Francisco Architects & Building Designers Feldman Architecture, Inc.

Modern Dining Room by San Francisco Architects & Building Designers Feldman Architecture, Inc.

Oak flooring can be used in a variety of ways. No matter how many of these tips you use when decorating your rooms with oak accents, you’re sure to make your space feel and look richer and more relaxing at the same time. Have you decorated with oak flooring? Write about it in the comments below!

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About Kimberly Crossland

Kimberly Crossland is a guest writer for Bestlaminate's Blog and founder of the GetVailAz.com. She has an unnatural obsession with the power of words, which is really cool because she can speak two languages: English and Danish. Her other job titles include wife and dog-walker.

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