Perhaps one of the most sought after types of flooring is wood. Wood flooring, or laminate flooring that looks like real hardwood, creates a warm look to any home or space.
There are numerous ways you can incorporate wood flooring into your home’s decorating scheme. Here are seven ideas to consider when searching for the perfect wood floor for your home, style, and décor.
Create A Chevron Patterns
Chevron is one of the most popular patterns used in home décor. Although it’s commonly used on lampshades, throw pillows, curtains, and occasionally area rugs, some home owners are making a bold move and incorporating it into their wood floors. The V shaped pattern can be large or small, depending on the impact you want to make in the room. No matter what you decide, a chevron floor will add a unique dimension to your space, making your room come to life.
Go Ultra Dark
Nothing makes as much of a statement as an ultra dark wood floor. Using this color scheme you can bring in chocolate, walnut hues that will leave a lasting impression on your visitors. Keep the room dark with rich, dark colored furniture. Or, brighten up the room with lighter colors such as whites, yellows, or pastels. Either way, the dark flooring will add dramatic appeal.
Use A Whitewashed Wood
Whitewashed wood flooring creates a stunning look in a room. It brightens up the color of the room while giving it a worn, cozy feel. This color tone breaks from the ordinary. Choose a whitewashed wood floor for any room with beach cottage décor.
Choose A Different Finish
The finish of a floor can have just as big of an impact on the look of a room as the color and pattern. From hand scraped finish to high gloss piano finish and everything in between, you can get laminate wood floors in just about any finish. For a more rustic home, choose a brushed or oiled wood finish. For a more modern looking home, choose a smooth or high gloss finish.
Add An Area Rug
Wood patterned flooring is beautiful. Make them come to life by interrupting the warm colors with a stunning pattern in an area rug. Area rugs bring the colors of the room together in a central location. They also stand out against the grain and natural patterns of the floors. Adding an area rug instantly adds character to a room enhancing the chic look of the wood flooring.
Frame The Room
Another pattern that’s popular in homes is a framed pattern. Lay your flooring horizontally in a square pattern around the edges so that it looks like a frame. Then, fill in the center of the room with vertical planks. This is ideal for playrooms, small side rooms, and any other space you want to separate from the rest of your home.
Contrast Cool Tones With Warm Tones
If you really want your flooring to make an impact, incorporate the contrast of cool tones on your walls and warm color tones in the wood colored flooring. This contrast adds a bold look to bedrooms, entryways, and living rooms. It immediately leaves a lasting impression on visitors and guests, adding dramatic flair to your home.
Which of these tips is your favorite? Do you have another wood flooring tip that you’ve tried? Share with us in the comments below!