Choosing the right flooring for your room can be a daunting task, especially if you’re overwhelmed with choice and your inspiration board is overflowing with ideas. There are so many things to consider, such as the space in the room – a darker wood will make a space feel smaller and cosier, where as a lighter wood will open the room up – as well as the amount of natural light into a room. Flooring, for example, can look completely different in artificial light than it does against sunlight streaming through the window.
One of the key points to remember when choosing your flooring is to see the bigger picture. You need to gauge whether the flooring is going to work with the rest of your furniture, fixtures and fittings. Today I’ve teamed up with Direct Wood Flooring to show you how I would style some of their most popular laminate flooring options, starting with…
Laminate Flooring for the Kitchen
A popular trend in kitchen flooring, and one I personally love is the mixture of textures and materials. As interior blogger Kimberly of Swoon Worth explains in this post on interior trends set to dominate in 2018, blending a variety of finishes creates such an eclectic look, and can be much more interesting than your regular all-white kitchen. A great flooring option for this is a classic natural coloured laminate, with warmer undertones, which can work well with so many colours, including blue, white and green, as well as gold, brass and copper. It’s also a great idea to go slightly lighter with your kitchen flooring, as scrapes, stains and dirt will all be much easier to hide with paler shades.
Laminate Flooring for the Living Room
Now, when it comes to the living room, it’s much more about personal taste. For example, my interior style is quite Parisian in my living room, with plenty of gold and blush pink. I love the idea of a lighter, chicer light sand oak, which looks amazing against more neutral tones. Obviously, this isn’t the ideal shade if you have children running around, but if you have a grown-up’s living room or you don’t have children, I love the idea of a light flooring running throughout covered in layered rugs, an ornate fireplace and beautiful pieces of statement furniture like I’ve picked out above.
Laminate Flooring for the Office
Grey laminate flooring can look amazing in a minimal, Scandi-inspired office. You just need to take a look at the inspiration above to see how stylish it is. It hides dirt without being an overwhelming flooring option and making the room look smaller than it already is. Plus, it’s a really easy way to add a contemporary touch to a room. The key to making this flooring work is to use it alongside a monochrome colour palette – you could even think about painting one wall black and add lots of framed black and white prints. Throw in some texture to keep the room from feeling cold, such as a sheepskin rug, concrete planters and mohair cushions.
Laminate Flooring for the Bedroom
Finally, we get to the bedroom – the one room in the house which looks effortless with dark flooring and dark walls. I love the look of dark walnut laminate flooring against inky blue walls and jewel-coloured bedding and gold accessories for an opulent feel. But it can also look amazing in a more bohemian setting – think more of a Californian bungalow inspired bedroom, with pops of greenery placed around. The beauty about walnut coloured flooring is, it hides a multiple of sins and creates a warm cosy atmosphere. Exactly what you need from your bedroom interior.
Which is your favourite laminate look from above? Do you have laminate flooring in your home?
*This post is in partnership with Direct Wood Flooring but, as always, thoughts and opinions are my own.
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