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Tips to Make Your New Hardwood Pop in Any Room

July 10, 2019

Anyone that has recently refinished their existing hardwood floors, or installed new hardwood floors, can attest that they want to show off the natural beauty and warmth that they added back into their home. These tips are a fantastic way to highlight your new floors while still utilizing cost effective methods, perfect to show off to your family and friends.

Let There Be Light
Homeowners and designers often underutilize natural light sources in rooms with hardwood floors or features and increasing the amount of light in a room can visually make a huge difference. Use lighter elements in the interior design style to help reflect light. You may consider painting the walls a light beige or grey, use white or light blue throw pillows, and soft but bright area rugs in order to increase the light in the room and make the space feel large and airy. Adding mirrors will help to reflect light but be sure to place them strategically so that they reflect off glass surfaces to amplify the effect. You may also consider rearranging the furniture so that the space feels more open and be sure to arrange pieces in a way that doesn’t throw off the balance of the room.

Make It Match
Interior design style plays an important factor in highlighting the hardwood as a feature in any room. For example, if your interior design style is more rustic and you add contemporary pieces, it will clash and take away from the beauty of your flooring. Most hardwood flooring fits well into a rustic design, which is perfect for creating an area of rest and relaxation. For this style, choose items that are distressed, unique and embellished with natural wear. If you are looking for something more modern, then choose items with clean lines, and utilize metallic finishes. Whatever your design style may be, just ensure that it is consistent to keep the items from clashing and causing a distraction from the centerpiece of the room.

Add Unique Touches
Something as simple as adding a hardwood beam or mantle to the design of a room can help to guide the eye to the flooring. Adding touches of wood into the design that complement the flooring is the perfect way to showcase the hardwoods and can be done in a variety of ways. Wall treatments or barn doors are a popular, yet still unique, method of integrating wood elements into a space to create this desired effect.

With a bit of imagination and a touch of your personal interior design flair, you’ll be able to create a comfortable and welcoming space that all of your friends and family will enjoy for years to come. If you’re ever ready to refinish or upgrade your hardwood flooring, or simply want a second opinion on how to highlight your existing space, contact Ward Hardwood Flooring. Our expert staff understand the care and maintenance hardwood requires in order to keep your home looking its best for years to come.