There are a lot of factors that go into decorating your home’s interior and giving it a comfortable, homely atmosphere. Without any doubt, the colour scheme that you use in a room plays a large role in creating some coherence, which is why it’s so important to select appropriate paint colours that work well together. Matching these colours up with other elements of a room is also an important consideration.
The same can be said of the flooring you choose to go with, as it’s possibly the most permanent part of a room. Solid timber flooring is one of the most popular flooring options out there. Though timber flooring needs regular maintenance and cleaning; but complementing timber flooring with other traces of timber and similarly coloured items around the room can help bring the room together. Let’s take a look at a few of the ways this can be done.
Wooden furniture works particularly well on timber floors, although the trick is to avoid having an exact match between the two always. If your furniture and floor are of the same shade; it’s likely to be a bit confusing on a visual level, in some cases even straining the eye becauhe two are so close together. Instead, if your flooring is a darker shade, lighter, honey coloured wooden furniture is a good bet. If you have light hardwood flooring, go darker with your furniture.
As was mentioned, paint colour can be a big part of what creates the room. The trick is to understand that it doesn’t need to be a strong, defining feature; this is why mild, light coloured walls are so popular in living rooms for example. If you have a lot of wooden furniture, we’d recommend trying to make this the focal point of the room and choosing a complementary, neutral colour for your walls. Beige, cream and light blue are some safe options.
Particularly if you’re going for a neutral tone on your walls and ceiling, having wood trim in your interior that matches the colour of your flooring can look really great. Whether it be in the rafters, windows or the staircase, a matching of comparable timber works well. Generally speaking, the higher the trim the safer it is to have a matching colour to your flooring. For example, wooden trim on the ceiling looks fantastic when it matches the colour of the floors.
For the base, we’d probably recommend going with a lighter non-timber shade, possibly even lighter than your walls. It’s quite common to see wooden flooring, white trim and then a cream coloured wall for instance.
Timber doors are very popular in most homes and they differ greatly in terms of style, colour and price. Again, given that the door is close to the floor, having an exact colour match between the two isn’t recommended. But matching the colour of your door with the timber trim on your windows is a good strategy.
Decorating is something of a balancing act, but there are not necessarily hard and fastrules; sometimes experimentation will pay off so don’t be afraid to mix things up. This article may give you some ideas and a good starting point when thinking about your interior. For all timber-related needs, remember you can always get in touch with a trusted supplier.