The timeless and elegant feel of hardwood flooring has helped it remain a hugely popular choice in luxury homes across the world. Not only is wood flooring beautiful, but it’s also durable, practical and versatile too. However, with all the benefits luxury hardwood flooring can bring to a home, these floors can sometimes be downplayed without even realizing it, as home owners are not entirely sure how to best highlight their natural beauty. With that in mind, we’re offering helpful details on how to bring out the best in your luxury wood floors.
Once your new engineered flooring is installed, one of the best ways to help it become a bold statement in your home is to harmonize them with other elements. But what’s the best way to do this? There are a multiple design techniques for working your floors into your overall design. Read on for our tips on accents, colour and rugs that will bring out the richness and versatility of your new floor.
Design is heavily impacted by the colour palette you choose. Think: dark rust or rich red walls with a warm, dark floor; or conversely, a lighter floor juxtaposed with rich coloured fabrics and furnishings. Think about the mood you want to create, then select a palette that you can carry from floor to ceiling in your paint, paper, furnishing and fabrics.
Of course, not all wood floors are simply light or dark. There are a multitude of different shades available from warm tones to clean white washed boards, all of which can be accompanied with an array of colours. Neutral grey or white flooring looks incredible against a pop of colour from something like a bright blue armchair, a décor style that mimics the increasingly popular Scandinavian trend. Design tip: if you have wood furniture in the same room, avoid matching them with the floor itself, especially things like cabinets.
Colourful accents are one of the best ways to feature your wood floors. Of course, the colour of your luxury wood floors will have an impact on the colour of your décor. If you have a darker wood floor then it’s often best to use lighter colours in your furnishings.
How to select a rug to complement your wood floor
It may seem counterintuitive, but another smart way to draw attention to your luxury flooring is to add a rug to the space, especially in prominent areas of the floor. Again, the tone, texture and finish of your hardwood floors will determine which shade and style of rug to use that will benefit your flooring the most. Not only will rugs make your luxury engineered flooring even more eye-catching, but they’ll also serve to protect them against scratches or dents.
The way in which you choose to showcase your luxury floors is up to you. Even without much effort, the right hardwood flooring will stand out on its own due to the natural elements that always shine through. Whether you choose wide plank flooring or a unique flooring pattern, wood floors are so versatile that their stunning beauty easily provides a consistent focal point.
When designing a new space, it’s important to have all elements work together, but the flooring you choose has the power to dictate the quality and character of the final look. If you have questions about luxury flooring, we’re here to help. Visit our Designer Showroom by booking here: http://www.europeanflooring.ca/contact-us/