Hardwood flooring is a great choice for Guelph homeowners. Not only are they durable and timeless, they’re also a fantastic design choice. But choosing hardwood for your home is just the first step in the design process. If you’re looking for some great ways to use hardwood in your home, check out some of our hardwood flooring design tips!
Hardwood as the focal point
When choosing hardwood, you don’t have to make it blend into the background. If you’d rather make it the focal point, there are a couple of ways to do that. Choose a hardwood with a varied grain for some added dimension and a bit of pattern. If your interior is light, choose a contrasting hardwood in a dark, rich tone. Go for hand-scraped if you like something with a rustic, vintage look. Or choose a more exotic species with lots of colour and variation.
Highlight with borders
If you have hardwood floors throughout your house, you may want to consider highlighting one or two rooms to make them stand out from the rest. While hardwood borders may seem a little dated, they are actually a classic way to add some visual appeal to your home. Hardwood borders look great in dining rooms, living rooms or even entryways. Just stick to one or two rooms so you don’t overdo it!
Choose wide planks
If you want a flooring update, we recommend that design-conscious homeowners choose a wider plank for their new floors. These are a very popular choice right now, but they’re not trendy – they are classic and sophisticated and make your room look larger.
Plan for the long-term
Hardwood floors are made to last a long time, so it makes sense to choose a style and colour that you love and that won’t go out of style. Consider investing in solid wood that can be refinished, lasting you even longer, and stay away from any trendy styles that run the risk of looking dated in the next few years.
Have questions about choosing a timeless hardwood look with great design appeal? Contact us at Bigelow Flooring in Guelph and we’d be happy to help!