Welcome back to the third and final post in my spring wooden flooring series with Woodpecker Flooring. I hope you have enjoyed the series, as much as I’ve enjoyed sharing it with you. I know its got me thinking about my flooring at home, and I have a room that really would benefit from some new wooden flooring (currently its very 80’s looking orange laminate) so I am planning this at the moment.
As you can see from the title, today I am going to be showing you lighter coloured wooden floors, with a selection that I have found on the Woodpecker website. Though I love dark flooring, and think it makes a bold impact on a room, my personal choice would be for a lighter coloured floor. I feel it would give me personally more scope and flexibility with a rooms decor.
First up, I wanted to share with you some of the main reasons you should choose a wooden floor, over carpet, tile or stone. I came up with 6 main reasons :
- Long lasting – by choosing a good quality wooden floor, they require minimal maintenance.
- Wood floors are easier to clean than carpets.
- Hygienic, especially for pet owners.
- If you have had a wooden floor down for a few years and it becomes worn, you can sand and reseal it.
- Wood flooring has a timeless appeal.
- Wood has a warmth to walk on, that tile and stone floors don’t.
I personally only have carpet on my stairs, landing and in the spare room, much preferring the ease a non carpeted floor can give me. I’d love to know if you feel the same way?
Now I’m a huge fan of Scandinavian design and interiors and this is a look that lends itself well to lighter wooden flooring. Wood flooring is a staple in Scandinavian interiors, with timber in abundance in these densely forested countries. I however think it works well where ever you are in the world you may be, because of the flexibility it provides and the light and airy look it has. To complete this Scandi look, opt for long and wide planks in light or bleached wood.
You often see Scandi interiors complimented with white walls, and they never seem to look sparse do they? That’s because natural materials (like a wooden floor) bring warmth and texture. Also a Scandi interior scheme often features a bold splash of colour. Ideas for introducing accent colour include a sofa, chair or rug, illustrated below. You also see patterned accessories in this kind of look, which also add interest. Try a more traditional folk-style or geometric patterns or pop of colour or monochrome in a wall hanging or cushion.
A light floor provides the perfect backdrop to both light and dark furniture. Keeping a space feeling spacious and bright. There is a growing trend away from a very matchy-matchy look in a home. So don’t be afraid to mix colours of wood. Light wooden floors are so versatile and work well with most colours, including white walls. The only thing that might not work is very dark walls and furniture throughout the room, as it can look unbalanced.
Light grey coloured wooden flooring is very popular, and a favourite if you have a more industrial style. Pale wooden floors are also perfect for pared-back, minimalist interiors. They reflecting natural light, and can help a room appear larger in size. Simplicity is so important to achieve this.
If you are interested in getting a sample of the flooring, to get an idea of what it would look like in your home, then please do go to the Woodpecker website to request a FREE sample.