Using Flooring As the Inspiration for Overall Design

Using Flooring As the Inspiration for Overall Design

Although you may notice furniture or artwork first, flooring is the largest surface in a room and can be the inspiration for the rest of a room’s design. A room will not look “right” if the wall colors, furniture, and overall design do not go with the style and color of the flooring.

Floors need to be planned first when designing a room. Although usually installed last, long after the paint has dried and cabinets are installed, flooring decisions need to be made first in order to plan other Aram pic 4 225x300 - Using Flooring As the Inspiration for Overall Designelements of the room. The width and style of the flooring will help determine the other design elements in the room while the exact color of the flooring will be the base for choosing wall and ceiling colors, woodworking style and color as well as furniture.

There are many different flooring options but this abundance of options allows everyone to choose something in a style that fits their preferences, budget, and needs. Floors are a big investment and also one of the more difficult elements of a home to replace due to the inconvenience but also with how the overall design of a room will be drastically changed when flooring is replaced. Take your time to choose flooring that you love but will also be versatile with whatever design changes may take place over time. Furniture and wall colors are much easier and less expensive to update. It is natural for personal taste and preferences to change over time but you should not need to update flooring to match the other changes you wish to make.

If you wish to make a smaller room or home feel more spacious, wide-planked boards can give the appearance of a larger room as well as show off the beautiful natural grains of the wood. Light hued wood brightens a room by reflecting natural light and is an excellent choice for a family room or kids play area. Wood with dark tones is effortlessly elegant and cozy, making it a great option for a formal dining room or study. The flooring throughout the whole house does not have to match but it can be hard to visualize how different flooring styles may flow together. One of our flooring specialists can help you get a feel for how this may look.

A classic, timeless flooring choice such as hardwood floors can really increase the resale value of your home. Building the design of your room or entire home with beautiful flooring as the foundation will bring the 3 22 pic 1 300x225 - Using Flooring As the Inspiration for Overall Designfocus to the investment you have made in your home. Whether you are building a brand new house or remodeling, sit down with one of our flooring specialists to learn about your options and make the choice that is right for you. The flooring specialists at Kruper flooring are here to help you choose a flooring solution, contact us today to get started!

Can’t Pick Just One? Mixed Wood Flooring Styles

Can’t Pick Just One? Mixed Wood Flooring Styles

Selecting the right design for your space or for your entire home can occasionally be a challenge when you like more than one type of flooring. Some rooms look amazing with dark floors, while others look incredible with light floors, but maybe you like traditional oak, but not so much that you want an entire home full of it. The choices can be dizzying, which is why we provide you with a designer who will help you every step of the way. Here are some tips on how to blend your favorite flooring to create a unique look!


Size Matters:


Combining different tones of flooring is fine if you stay with one plank size. Wide plank floors make a space feel more open, and by reducing the number of seems will showcase more of the beauty of the wood. The direction of the planks will align with the longest side of the space, and set the stage for the different types of flooring.


Shade Matters Too:


IMG_3005Keep the contrasting colors of the flooring close enough to one another where they are complimentary, not fighting one another. For example, white and gray wood floors bring enough interest without making it looking like a fun house. Keep the shade difference at one tone below or above the other.


Pattern May Need To Take A Backseat:


Patterned wood floors such as chevron or other interesting designs may bring a unique level of style, but with the contrasting colors in the floors, it will make the room look busy and smaller.


If what you want is more along the lines of using one shade of flooring in one room, and a different shade in an adjacent room, the above mentioned still stands. Additionally, you’ll want the transition between the two rooms to happen in a straight line at the threshold of the room.


Contrasting Furniture Makes a Difference:


If you’re not brave enough to commit to mixed flooring, create contrast with your furniture. The look of gray floors against dark kitchen cabinets, or dark flooring against white or light-colored DC-pic-2furniture is quite sophisticated and may give you enough of that interest you’re looking for in your overall design.

Call us to schedule your appointment with one of our designers. We will help you realize your vision and do it within your budget as well!