As more and more homes are designed with open floor plans, the flooring choice is becoming one that you need to put a lot more thought into. Consistency in flooring not only looks better visually but makes it easier to clean in the long run, which is something often not thought of too.
For me a dark floor is sophisticated, chic and adds a weight and richness to a room scheme. It gives such an individual look to a room, that I thought it would be the perfect next style of wooden flooring to cover in my spring series with Woodpecker flooring.
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Whether you decide to use it in an individual room, or throughout a more open and larger area, its important to think about the way you furnish and dress the room, arguably more so than a light coloured floor I think. You need to pull light into the room or area in clever ways. Natural light definitely allows you to showcase the beauty and grain of the dark wood floor. I love that choosing a dark wood can give a room lots of different feelings, from warm and intimate, to solid and luxurious, its a fantastic start or additional to a home.
Ok, so lets look how it works in different room schemes :
White walls and light wood furniture.
Because you have chosen wood as flooring, don’t think you have to steer clear of wooden furniture, something I have been asked about, many times. For the most harmonious look I would recommend that you choose wood furniture that matches the warmth or tone of your floors but is a few shades lighter. Black or dark grey wood floors work best with pale or weathered woods. Warm rich floors work better with warm woods like cherry or maple.
Match furniture legs to the floors.
Now this is a design detail that I think really works, and can often give furniture the appearance of floating when used well. If you match the wood floor to your furniture its an easy look to recreate, and for me keeps the look simple and elegant. I would recommend you go with a lighter colour on the walls. It doesn’t need to be white, but the wall color should be significantly lighter than the floors and furniture to keep the space from feeling too heavy. I love the above image taken from Woodpecker, which shows a dark floor with dark metal legs of the chair, which I think shows this well.
Consider adding lots of plants to dark wooden flooring, its a tried and tested way to echo the use of natural products. It also add lightness to the whole interior, and act as a colour contrast to the floor.