Choosing a Wood Floor to Match Your Interior

When it comes to home improvement, installing a new floor can make a huge difference to the overall look and feel of a room. Perhaps you’ve already decorated the interior and now need a floor that will complement your style. Or maybe you have a style in mind but don’t know what floor to choose. We’re here to help. Here are 3 popular styles with wood floor recommendations:

Sofa, coffee table and wicker chair in living room styled scandinavian

Contemporary Rustic

Rustic is all about adding character, often embracing the outdoors and using natural resources for a raw and rugged look. Think brickwork, exposed architecture and natural elements. Solid timber floors are ideal for this style, as are reclaimed woods (which you can find in our laminate section) for that extra rustic look and feel. Opt for medium to dark coloured woods in wide planks to really emphasise the nature/outdoor concept.

Minimalistic

If your interior style mimics the phrase ‘less is more’ then you probably prefer the clean minimalist look. These rooms will often use neutral and understated tones combined with a simple style for an open and clutter-free look. Light hardwoods in grey or white complement this interior, especially when installed in narrow planks, giving a more consistent look. You can also opt for extra dark or black wood floors for a dramatic minimalistic design.

Scandinavian

Cool colour palettes, clean lines and effortless simplicity all showcase elements of Nordic flair. Scandinavian interiors make use of sources such as bay windows where natural sunlight can emphasise the décor. Wood or laminate floors that are light and neutral work well, particularly if white is the main interior colour.  A natural brown wood will bring warmth and texture if you want to eliminate a stark look. Grey wood is another flooring colour that complements well, conveying peace and tranquillity.

If you would like any further advice about choosing the right floor to suit your style, you can visit our showroom in Concord, Caringbah or Kensington or contact us online where we’ll be happy to help.

 

Decorating a Room with a Bamboo Floor

Many homeowners are switching to bamboo as their preferred flooring choice for many reasons. One is the sustainability and eco-friendliness that bamboo offers. Secondly, it is an affordable alternative to solid hardwood and shares a similar aesthetic that is very versatile when it comes to decorating the interior.

Bamboo Flooring

If you have recently installed a bamboo floor, here are some ideas about how to furnish the room to complement the floor:

Be inspired by Asia
As bamboo is a common material used in Asian interiors, you can add character to your room by infusing with Asian-inspired décor choices. Perhaps if you’ve travelled overseas to neighbouring Asia, you’ll have already collected some authentic items that you can use. Murals and fans can be hung on walls that should be painted a warm, neutral colour like cream or even gold. Red is a strong colour in Asian interiors so consider painting one wall red that can stand out against the rest. Furnish with understated items of furniture to achieve a traditional style.

Embrace a ‘green’ interior
As bamboo has sustainable elements, consider furnishing a room with similar products that are natural and eco-friendly. You can opt for bamboo furniture such as coffee tables, window blinds and accessories. Perhaps locate some reclaimed wood for shelving (depending on how far you want to go with DIY, the options here are endless). For the walls, neutral colours like tan and walnut create a good balance or you can use colours like pale green or yellow to bring out the natural tones found in the floor.

Go simple and natural
Blonde floors such as our Arc Bamboo Natural are attractive and elegant, providing easy versatility when it comes to decorating the interior. Depending on personal taste, you can either go for a bold wall colour to make the room pop or lighter tones of apricot, pink or yellow for a warm welcome. For furniture items, opt for neutral shades of brown or grey to complement the floor and walls.

If you would like to find out more about our bamboo flooring range, our experts at Floormania are here to help. Visit our website www.floormania.com.au for more information.