What Goes with Dark Wood Floors?

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We all know that the dark wood flooring can be incredibly chic and refined, bringing a rich and polished space. But when paired with the wrong furniture and colors, the flooring has the potential to make the space feel dark and heavy. If you keep thinking about what to put on your dark floor to show their best features, try these ideas.

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1. White walls and light wood furniture 
For the most harmonious appearance, choose wooden furniture that matches the warmth of the floor, but there are also some lighter shades of furniture. For example, mix grey or black wooden floors with pale, weathered woods and pair warm, rich floors (as shown here) with warm medium and light shades of woods (such as cherries or maple trees). Lighter wooden furnishings, fluffy white carpets and crisp white walls stand in stark contrast to dark wood flooring, but do not appear obvious.

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2. Furniture legs that match the floor 

When it comes to dark flooring, you don’t always need contrast-matching the colors of wooden furniture with the floor as closely as possible is an easy way to make your space feel elegant and combined. If you choose to match the furniture to the floor, go with a light color on the wall.

It doesn’t need to be white, but the color of the wall should be much lighter than the floor and furniture to prevent the space from feeling heavy.

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3. Mixed wood and white 

With the echo of the natural various trees in the forest, its organic appearance is like this. A dark wooden table almost disappears on the dark floor, while light wooden chairs and chandeliers stand out. The crisp white walls and plenty of greenery give you a panoramic view of the exterior.

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4. Rich wall color and Kilim carpet

If you crave color, you can choose your favorite hue in a rich pigment shadow and use it to paint the back of a wall or bookcase. Echo the color with a pattern of kilim or other flat-knit carpets. The combination of patterned textiles, rich colors and dark flooring creates a sense of comfort and warmth.

 

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5. Dark Carpet, shallow wall 

On the pattern rug of the dark pattern, it will make your room look richer and more interesting without attracting much attention. Paint the walls and ceilings clean so that all these dark things are raised. If you like a little color, go and bring a light blue or lavender.

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6. Marble, white, bronze and wood 
The dark wood floors in the kitchen can be very chic.
By balancing dark floors with white cabinets and walls, warm bronze metal and wood accents, the overall effect is elegant and bright, just a few layers lighter than the floor.

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7. Area Rugs to Define Zones or Cover Up 

The floor is too dark, but don’t you want to redo it? A lovely choice is to paint the walls with white decorations to light blue, hang warm bamboo colors, and roll out area carpets in soft colors to define the area. 

Another way to work around a floor that is too dark is to cover up as much as possible, using room-sized area carpets. This works best in areas with lower traffic levels, such as bedrooms.

Tell us: Do you have dark wood floors? How did you decorate it around them? Share your photos and tips in the comments!