If you have dark wood flooring and are in need of some decorating tips you have come to the right place. With the right help and a few simple tricks, you can use your stunning solid wood floor to create a stylish looking room. Take a look at our easy tips and tricks below, and make your room stand out from the crowd.
Did I stutter? Clear the clutter.
Cluttered houses, full of trinkets that also have dark floors will automatically look old fashioned and like your Nan’s house. If you invest in a decent storage system, use less furniture and keep trinkets to a minimum you will create space and brighten up a dark room. So clear the cobwebs and set up a funky pair of shelves, and put your more interesting books out for all to see!
Use contrasting colours to brighten the room
When you have dark floors you can be tempted to just use dark colours around the room. This creates a rather gloomy theme to a home. You want a home that will brighten you when you come back to it. You should mix it up and use a lick of white on the walls, this will create a cool bright contrast waking up any visitors you have coming round.
Steer clear of light wood furnishings
A warning if you do wish to use contrasting colours: light wood furniture that contrasts with dark wood flooring hardly ever compliments the other. When choosing your beds, tables, chairs or general furniture, look into painted woods that are coloured in such a way that they will match with dark wood flooring. Colours like white and grey, or warm dark colours like yellow or blue. You could use some black wood furniture pieces with your floor, but don’t rely on them as a focus point, your floor is already dark, you really want to try and brighten things.
Go with a hip vintage theme
Dark wood floors are usually associated with traditional home decor, stately homes and old houses. You should use this to your benefit and give your house a cool vintage make over. Mix it all up with Victorian style lampshades, carefully designed mirrors, Chesterfield sofas and taxidermy hangings. Your house will be imaginative, hip and interesting.
Decorate your floor with a bright rug
Dark wood floors can look quite plain on their own. If you would like to excite your floor and your room you should look into buying a bright rug. This will again work with the idea of contrast that we’ve written about earlier it will liven up and excite a room. Choose a rug that is bold and colourful, something with a lively pattern that excites your visitors.