To start off a brand new collection of blog posts, it seemed apropos to begin from the bottom, literally, with a post on light floors and why they could be the most stylish addition you make to your home! I know it seems really impractical to have a light hardwood floor underfoot. You can see every spot and stain from a mile out, right? But you have to clean your floors anyway (regardless of their colour), and I think the style pay-off is so large with light floors, it’s a worthwhile situation.
Light floors also make wonderful neutral showcases for rugs, and backdrops for colour- from walls to accents, neutrals to dark and dramatic. And if you especially love high contrast spaces like I do, well, can you get any more classic than pairing black accents with white floors?
I hope these next 9 inspiring interiors will successfully prove to you how beautiful, bright, and liveable light hardwood flooring can be!
Personally, I’m sold. If you’re on the fence and want to try the look out, you can achieve the same crisp and bright feeling with a light rug (or perhaps layer two) on top of your darker hardwood floors. Plus, that way, if its not right for you, you can easily switch out the rugs and go back to your dark and sophisticated spaces. That’s the beauty of interior design after all- a few adjustments and you can turn any space into your space!
Leave me a comment below and let me know what you think! Do you prefer light or dark floors?
Until next time,