Wood offers a warm, classic look, so it’s no wonder so many people choose it for floors and furniture pieces. Although, all that wood can get a bit tricky to mix. How to mix wood tones in a room? With so many colors, so many finishes, and so many different styles to choose from, how do you match wood furniture and wood floors? Do you go with contrasting colors? Does color matter? It may seem intimidating, but our insider tips on mixing wood furniture with wood floors make the task much easier. Here we offer a few things to keep in mind while matching furniture with woof flooring.
Play With Contrast
Contrast is your friend when matching furniture with flooring – it successfully breaks any monotony, and it makes individual pieces stand out. Few tips:
- Light furniture works wonderfully with dark wooden floors. Likewise, dark furniture pieces such as a leather sofa would do a great job at taming a vibrant light wooden floor.
- Trying to mix contrasts between similar pieces might not work out – like a dark leather sofa and a light armchair.
Use accents such as pillows and blankets to make the contrasting furniture more interesting and give it its unique flair.
Wood on wood
It’s a gamble, but it can work if you do it right. Few tips to have in mind:
- Furniture boasting a wooden frame should complement the color of your floor.
- Use the design of the upholstery as the contrast, but make a seamless transition with complementary hues when it comes to flooring and frames.
Choose Timeless Textures and Designs
Sometimes you need to follow the established rules and design patterns in order to get the most out of your beautiful interior. This way, you will ensure that the furniture fits the wood perfectly. There are also a few tips you can follow:
- Leather is one of those timeless materials that will work with any type of wooden floor.
- You can also experiment with fabric furniture, such as a fabric bed frame in the bedroom, or on light wooden surfaces.
- The timeless pieces could always use a timeless carpet to frame its design and particular area of the room.
Create Continuity With Finish
If your wood tones are all over the place, it can be helpful to create continuity with similar wood grains or finishes. For example, if most of the finishes in the room are matte or eggshell with a subtle grain finish, choose furniture accordingly, so that the room looks cohesive. If your wood floor or table is glossy, choose side tables or chairs in a glossy finish.
A Mind for Metal
If you prefer a modern, industrial feel, or a rustic, vintage-inspired look you can play with metal details. Whether it’s table accents or an entirely stainless steel stool, metal furniture offers a great contrast to hardwood floors.