I was recently contacted by Heather J. who writes on behalf of Design55, an English source for modern living room furniture. She had a great idea on a post on how furniture and flooring can work together to enhance the overall design of your home. I'd love to know what you think of her post!
Choosing the right flooring that maintains compatibility with your overall decor is an important choice, and can be tough one without some guidelines.
Whether you realize it or not, your floors set the stage for the tone of your room. A hardwood floor can add warmth whereas a light carpeted floor can bring a certain comfort to your overall environment. Do you want your floor to accent your already-perfectly-in-place wall décor or do you want your furniture to mimic the feel of your new floor?
Here are some tips to help you know what floors go best with your furniture, and how to best maximize the space you have.
Many people want to know what furniture goes best with carpet.
Depending on the color of your carpet, this can greatly affect what type and color of furniture you choose. If you are redesigning your entire living room, pick your carpet color before anything else.
If you think about how influential a color scheme could be, then you know that any color you pick will set the overall tone of the room. Grey carpet works well for a little boy’s room as you can accent that with a race track area rug, while if you want a stress free living room consider putting in a light blue or sage colored carpet. Complimented with cream colored pillows and a neutral colored sofa, you can feel at peace anytime you spend an evening there.
Just as you treat your furniture like an investment, you should treat your floors like one too.
Hardwood floors can be the most versatile material to work with, especially if you have a neutral colored couch or arm chair to rest on top of it. Contrasting is important when it comes to your hardwood floors, so if you have a dark color leather couch for example, a lighter color hardwood floor would look best. Dark furniture with dark wood floors tends to blend in, but a contrast looks great no matter what type of furniture you have.
Tile is a great choice for any busy household.
Like any other hard surface, it’s easy to clean, durable, and stain resistant. Any tile that has more than one color or a complex pattern tends to look busy with too many other colors in the room’s décor.
If you choose a Spanish tile flooring consider plain, neutral furniture which won’t appear to be “too much” color for the look of the room. On the other hand, if you want more color and patterns in your furniture then by all means, pick a color of tile that represents the overall tone you wish for! Blues and greens always enforce a calming effect while bright colors like yellows, reds and purple can give your room the flair it needs for entertaining.