Floors to Match Every Interior Style
Flooring is an essential part the interior design of your home. Whether it’s a light, airy Scandinavian feel or a rich French Provincial interior you’re trying to achieve, your flooring choice is crucial. It’s the most utilised element in your home and yet it’s often overlooked in the planning stage.
It can be difficult to know exactly what flooring types you should consider to complement and enhance your interior design, so we have highlighted some of the most popular interior design trends below, and which flooring options suit them best.
Scandinavian Interior Design
Famous for a plethora of forests, lakes and green spaces, there is no surprise that Scandinavians like bringing the outside in. Fans of the ‘Scandi’ trend seek a cool, calm, light appearance, which calls for uncluttered furnishing and decorating.
Natural materials and light colours are the best ways to achieve the minimalistic Scandi look the world has fallen in love with. Tasmanian oak timber flooring is a great flooring option, with its light blonde colour, soft straw brown tones and, at times, a light pinkish tinge. It screams function and simplicity and thankfully, is wonderful at hiding scuff marks or dirt the kids have trapsed through the house. The light colouring of Tasmanian oak timber also maximises light, brightening up the home. It gives you ample opportunity to bring colour to the room through artwork and décor.
Hamptons Interior Design
The Hamptons interior trend is a wonderful one because it offers so much versatility. We have seen homes styled in tune with the Hamptons trend with both light and dark flooring. Each look as stylish as the other. Herringbone and Chevron timber flooring are also commonly used throughout homes inspired by the Hamptons.
If you’re looking to incorporate darker tones, look for a flooring option like laminate that comes in a variety of different washes including the granite timber look or arosa timber look. Darker flooring can offer a stylish contrast when you use lighter, more natural colours in your furniture or décor. Many homeowners opt for white furniture to inject that ‘holiday at home’ feel into their house. If the darker tones are what you’re searching for, but you would like something slightly different, the dark brown timber Chevron flooring is a perfect option.
French Provincial Interior Design
At a time when we cannot travel to Europe, putting a French touch in your home can be a pleasant change. The French Provincial interior trend is often used by someone who appreciates rustic charm with subtle sophistication. It has touches of old-world nostalgia, while remaining on-trend and welcoming.
French Provincial style is not limited to one flooring option. Like the Scandi trend, the French Provincial design often incorporates natural elements of the earth, which is why your floors can range from a Blackbutt Timber Look Flooring to a Red Gum (Forest) Timber Flooring. From darker shades to burnt oranges and reds, these colours all look superb when styled with popular French Provincial décor like aged timber furniture, rustic metal light fittings or linen fabrics. This design trend offers great versatility and fortunately, you cannot go wrong with any timber flooring choice.
Industrial Interior Design
Furnishing a home inspired by an urban 1950’s American look is back! It was at this point in history that industrial spaces were freed up then reclaimed as homes. It inspired the New York loft look and feel, which is still prevalent today in many apartment complexes. This style embraces cold tones and raw architecture, with lights and large windows to create chiaroscuro effects.
For this reason, industrial homes are suited to floors with colder tones. The Slate Timber Look Flooring is a great option, a hybrid flooring option with acoustic properties that suit lofty homes. Its environmentally friendly construction often suits the preferences of homeowners of industrial homes, with raw finishes and recycled elements frequently used in the furnishing and decorating of the home. Where high ceilings and exposed walls are concerned, any of the grey and slate coloured hybrid flooring options at Back to Timber are an excellent choice.
While we have touched on just four, there are countless interior design concepts worth exploring. Back to Timber has many years of experience assisting builders and homeowners select the perfect flooring option for their project or home. From darker shades that give your bright, white furniture the chance to shine, to light, airy shades for a minimalist feel, Back to Timber has the ideal flooring solution for every interior.