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My Balsam Hill Home: 5 Marvelous Ways to Highlight Hardwood Floors

Floors help to anchor the look of a room. Of the multitude of options available to homeowners, hardwood floors offer you timeless elegance like no other. With proper care, they may also increase the market value of your house. After examining the factors in choosing the perfect floor type, we now give you five elegant ways to let your beautiful hardwood floors take center stage:

1. White Oak Floors in Minimalist Spaces

Contemporary Dining Room with hardwood floors

Contemporary Dining Room by Hong Kong Interior Designers & Decorators Clifton Leung Design Workshop

Unstained white oak floors provide a clean ambiance in your indoor space because of their muted color palette. They do not compete for your attention, but simply help to ground the major pieces included in your decorative scheme. Pairing these wooden floors with minimalist home fixtures, such as simple table counters and austere light fixtures, lets your room shine with an exquisite glow, and even makes it look more spacious.

2. Unstained Oak Floors with Gray Furniture and Black Fixtures

Modern Kitchen

Modern Kitchen by New York Architects & Designers Chelsea Atelier Architect, PC

Matching light oak with gray reconciles vintage charm with the strong panache of modern aesthetics. You can achieve this stunning effect by mixing these subtle hardwood floors with veneer cabinets.

Traditional Wooden Staircase

Traditional Wooden Staircase

Another way to make a statement is to pair these wooden floors with black home fittings. These black handrails are magnificent on their own, but with unstained floors, they make an interesting color contrast.

3. Wide Planks with White Counters and Cabinets

Contemporary Kitchen

Contemporary Kitchen by Dublin Kitchen & Bath Designers Glenvale Kitchens

White counter tops and cream cabinets paired with large planks offer your home a breath of fresh air. Wider planks with subtle stains create a unique and natural pattern on the floor, which becomes more salient against the white fixtures. This contrast brightens up your space.

4. Chevron-Patterned Floors with Opulent Pieces

Traditional Living Room

Traditional Living Room by Ojai Photographers Peter D’Aprix Photography

Elaborate decorative schemes with a variety of furniture can benefit from having Chevron-patterned floors. Using this exquisite combination brings an old world appeal, reminiscent of lavish early European homes. For a fuller effect, make sure to match the flooring with wooden furnishings.

5. Reclaimed Floors in Modern Homes

Contemporary Living Room

Contemporary Living Room by Austin Interior Designers & Decorators Margie Wright

Contemporary spaces also benefit from the presence of reclaimed floors. Their overall appearance complements various shades of color and lends the room some warmth with the quaint patterns.

Bring classic elegance into your home with hardwood floor ideas from My Balsam Hill Home. Find out more about your design options from our article on How to Choose the Perfect Hardwood Floors.

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