Good design is one of the most important ways to make a house feel like a home. When you’re designing your space, there are many things to consider: paint color, furniture layout, window treatments and more. One key decision that can make or break your design scheme is what type of flooring you choose for each area in your house. Here are some suggestions for finding the perfect wide plank floors to match with your interior design style.

Matching wall colors with your floors

If you’re looking to create a room that is visually appealing and well thought out, then the color of your flooring should be in tune with the color of your walls.

In terms of pairing your existing style with the right kind of flooring, when you have bright walls in a room, it might make sense to stick with a more muted type of flooring. For example, if you have a room with vibrant, colorful walls or an accent wall, then it might make sense to use a muted gray or whitewashed wood for your floors so they don’t clash.

In contrast, if you have light, muted colors in your living room and fewer distractions, then your flooring can be a little less neutral. For example, if the walls of the room are gray, brightly colored wood floors could be an excellent choice.

Matching furniture with your floors

Let’s talk about the type of flooring you should select depend on the furniture you currently have in your room. If you have a variety of different styles, then it might make sense to use hardwood floors. For example, if you have traditional furniture in your living room and more modern furnishings in the dining area next door, then it makes sense to choose the same flooring for both areas so that they tie together nicely.

Many people make the mistake of picking a flooring type that’s mismatched with their furniture. If you have more than one style in your home, try to stick to the same hardwood floor throughout, and use an area rug or other small accent pieces to add character. This also makes sense if there are multiple styles in the space that need to be tied together – rather than complicating it further by adding vibrant floors to the mix, keep it simple with a muted color in the floors paired with a matte finish.

What kind of style do you want to cultivate in your space? The floors you choose might be able to take you in a different direction if that’s what you’re looking for. Does your current furniture style match up with the overall look you are looking to cultivate by picking out new floors? If not, consider getting new pieces first before shifting your focus to the floors.

Other considerations when selecting a floor

If you’re looking for something more modern and sleek, a dark floor like one with a tobacco or ebony stain might be better suited for your space. For the most classic and rustic look, we recommend distressed wide plank flooring. Just as its name implies, this type of flooring is hand-distressed to mimic the look of worn boards. This helps you cultivate the appearance of old or vintage floors.

The size of the room will also dictate which type of floors to select. The wider the floors, the larger the room will appear, so you might want to opt for wider planks in spaces that are or feel more cramped.

Consider what kind of traffic the space will have: is this an area with little foot traffic? Or one where there will be lots foot traffic on daily basis, such as the dining room? Keep in mind that lighter colored floors will hide scuff marks, dust, and damage, while a darker colored floor will more readily show these things.

While there are many things to consider when choosing a wide plank floor to complement the interior design elements of your space, we hope that this blog post has helped you narrow down your choices. Contact us today to get started on the process of choosing a wide plank floor for your space! Browse our selection of wide plank floors, call 877-697-5265 or contact for more information.

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