Tips on Combining Wood Furniture and Wood Flooring

Home Improvementby Ariana Smith19 November 2018

Wood Flooring

Timber has long been a favourite material for Australian homeowners and for good reason, as nothing compares to the stylish and elegant look of real timber. If your home is furnished with wooden furniture and you are planning to install hardwood flooring, here are some useful tips on how to match your flooring with the furniture.

Avoid the Temptation to Match:

It might seem logical to match your furniture with the hardwood flooring, yet this will make the room look bland and uninteresting. Too much of one particular colour or shade will create a too uniformed look that lacks depth and substance. If you have yet to source a hardwood floor supplier, there’s a vast range of oak flooring Melbourne residents can purchase from Market Timbers, Melbourne’s leading floor company.

Various Timber Grain Finishes:

Ideally, in a larger room, you can have 3 or possibly 4 different timber grain finishes. Timber grain is as unique as a human fingerprint and by mixing grains and colours, you can create a unique setting that accentuates the focal points of the room. If the floor is a dark shade, you could source some picture frames that are very similar grain-wise, or perhaps a coffee table that is of the same grain as the floor.

Strive for Balance:

When thinking of furniture placement, aim for a balanced look – if you have one furniture item that is a light shade, find something of a similar shade for the opposite side of the room. Lamps can also bring a balanced look to the room, just like cabinets and bookshelves. There are a few articles on interior design tips available online and they might give you some ideas on how best to place your furniture.

Strive for Balance

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Adding Furniture Items:

For most people, the furniture in a room has been acquired over a period of time and if you feel there is something lacking, you can search for an ideal furniture item that would fit perfectly with the existing décor. Too much timber would make the room feel over busy and there’s nothing wrong with adding some fabrics, glass or other material to add some depth and texture.

Mixing Glossy and Matt Finishes:

If you have read somewhere that mixing matt and glossy finishes is a no-no, you’ll be happy to learn that it is actually a great idea. There’s nothing better than mixing sheen and matt finishes, providing it is done in a balanced way. If anything, the glossy surfaces should outweigh the matt finishes, especially in a smaller room.

Mixing Glossy and Matt Finishes

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Trial and error is a great way to finalise the décor and if you are wondering how a particular item would look in that space, try it and see. It might be a little inconvenient to move furniture around, but at the end of the day, it is the only way to know whether or not something works with the décor. It might take you a while to get the room exactly how you want it, but with some patience and wise purchases, your home will soon be looking just the way you want it to.

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Ariana Smith

Ariana Smith is a freelancer content writer and enthusiastic blogger. She is a regular contributor at The Daily Notes.

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