Hardwood flooring is perennially in style. It is akin to a blank canvas, on top of which your furnishings are the brush strokes. Just as artists carefully hand-select and prepare canvasses to their taste, you too need to exercise care and judgment when it comes to choosing your flooring. Different types of flooring can drastically change the atmosphere of your house depending on how well it gels with the walls and myriad furnishings your home accommodates. As daunting as it sounds, you need not be an interior designer to add beauty to your home. Below are some tips to help you decide on the look of your flooring.
- Let your current decor inspire you
Flooring doesn’t stand by itself. It has its context of walls, finishing’s, furniture and fittings. These furnishings ground your choice of wood so that the different parts of your house complement each other. This will create a seamless palette, making the sum greater than its parts. Furthermore, you can highlight select pieces in accent colors to draw attention to them.
- Choose a wood flooring style
If your furniture sports a more modern and contemporary look, sleek and highly polished floorboards can help bring out the sharpness of the curves or edges, serving to accentuate the mood. If you are looking for a more rustic, rugged and timeless look for your room, choose floor boards with more knots and grains. Darker boards with rich hues go beautifully with traditional homes whereas lighter, glossy boards can impart a chic ambiance.
- Choose a light or dark theme
Lighter colored flooring makes a house look more spacious whereas the dark flooring gives it a more dramatic feel with a more “quaint” feeling. For the same reasons, keep in mind the amount of natural light your house receives while deciding the color.
- Choose to complement or contrast
There are no hard and fast rules about what your flooring should look like. There are two routes you could go – you could choose to complement the existing furnishing or could choose to contrast it. Both options have the potential to make your home look dreamy, but remember that it is a balancing act. If everything looks the same around the house, you run the risk of having too much of a good thing. On the other hand, if there is too much contrast between the flooring, walls and furnishings, it might turn out too busy on the eye.
And finally, ask your friends and family what they think. You will find that it makes for a lively debate. For professional guidance and assistance call us today on (888)869-0663 or visit http://store.platinumflooringcompany.com.