November 21, 2016 / by Emma Jones

Just like walls, floors are a large style element of a room. The right floors can easily help you determine the interior design pattern that will most suit your space. Whether it’s salon elegance, or wood cabin cosiness and warmth you’re after, installing the right floors could be the first encouraging step towards a mesmerizing interior design scheme. You guessed it right we’re talking about all the ways the choice of floors can influence how you choose the furniture, how you create the layout as well as how you decorate the space.

Accent on wooden floors

As I said before, there’s a number of floor types you can choose from to install in your home. From all of these, wooden floors stand out as the most preferable choice by all those who like to have versatility as an ace up in their sleeve. This is because wood floors deliver the dose of warmth and cosiness everyone loves, but also allow for a combination of furniture and decorative elements that would suggest an elegant and highly sophisticated interior design. From the vast palette of wooden floors, I’d like to elaborate on engineered wood floors, which gained on popularity the past few years.

Engineered wood floors and solid hardwood floors belong to the same category: floors made of 100% wood. However, the two things are totally different, as they aren’t made in the same way and don’t cost the same. Engineered wood floors were originally made for use on the first floor and the basement, whereas plank floors were reserved for the rooms in the house. As technology advanced, this type of floors started to move up the ladder in homes, and particularly in places where you wouldn’t expect to see them.

What can you pair with these floors?

You know how wooden floors mainly suggest some niche of vintage interior design to be seen along with them: wooden legs on your sofas, wooden coffee tables and generally pieces of furniture that imply the presence of some kind of wood in their design? Well, engineered wood floors are the type of wooden floors that can be used with traditional furniture, leather pieces, metal tables and chairs and pretty much every piece of furniture you fancy. After all, this is the era of design creativity when everything different is a subject to acceptance rather than refusal.

Use rugs wisely

Think of the floors as the base for your design pattern, which they actually are. They’re very likely going to be brown in colour, so you want to start with a rug which would wrap together the entire furniture layout. If it’s a living room, then your sofas and coffee table would be positioned on the rug. So choose a rug in the same colour as your furniture or a complementing pattern of nuances: both would do perfectly great in the purpose of creating a cosy ambiance. If you decide to skip the rugs, go minimal in the number of furniture elements that way you’d create that elegant, ‘high-style busy home’ interior from the big screens.

Bold colours and brown floors

Brown wooden floors go well with strong yellow nuances since yellow works as an undertone of brown. You can break a monotony of a room and add to it a dose of charm in the form of boldly painted furniture elements, like bar stools for instance. Whether you use them in the kitchen or a stylishly designed living room, pair them with another separate element in the room, like with the rugs or large sofa pillows.