Interior Design Trends for Solid Wood Flooring

Some home features are undeniably beautiful, and solid wood flooring is up there as one of the most sought after instalments in any home. Whether you’ve moved into a place which already boasts solid wood flooring, or you’re looking to install this feature; we’ve collaborated with Carolina Hansson, Head of Design at Luxury Flooring and Furnishings to come up with a few style inspirations to match those beautiful floors.

Scandi Minimalism

Scandinavian-style interiors have become incredibly popular over the last few decades. Solid wood fits perfectly into this design as minimalism favours the use of natural materials. These light, open spaces are known to boost moods and encourage mindfulness.

Carolina notes: “Wooden textures are integral to the Scandi-inspired design trend that has dominated interior design thanks to its airy and effortless feel. The right choice of solid wood, in a light shade of oak, provides the perfect canvas for your Scandi-inspired living space. Opt for a single plank finish to stay in keeping with the minimal look, and pair it with cool-toned neutral colours, complementary wooden accents and greenery.”

Modern Farmhouse

If you’re looking to incorporate some bolder looks into your home, Modern Farmhouse offers a more diverse colour palette and the option to install some signature pieces of furniture.

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Carolina suggests: “A comfortable and practical farmhouse interior look lends itself to a natural, textured solid wood floor in a warm shade of oak. To add a more contemporary twist, try placing contrasting light and dark furniture in cooler tones alongside it. – This will create a beautiful, sleek look without compromising on the homely feel that’s integral to the modern farmhouse.”

Modern Classic

This sleek design incorporates classic features while adding modern twists which keep your home functional and fresh.

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Carolina advises: “Order, precision and attention to detail are quintessential to the timeless modern classic look. A great way to incorporate these values into your home is to opt for a parquet floor that’s made up of intricate shapes and patterns, like herringbone. Continue this sense of harmony and balance throughout the room with instances of symmetry which can be achieved through careful placement of pairs of ornaments or furniture.”

“Stick to a neutral colour palette, allowing for the colour and character of statement decorative pieces like artwork to stand out and take centre stage, so as not to overwhelm the space.”

Art Deco

Repeating the styles that dominated 100 years ago, Art Deco seems to never go out of style. Anyone with a love for the gorgeous things in life will be sure to appreciate this look.

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Carolina adds: “Replicate the clean lines and geometric patterns that were prevalent in the 20s by opting for parquet flooring. Carry the theme throughout your decor with larger gold accents, rich colours and textures like pine green velvet and dramatic sculptural shapes and objects.”

Mid-Century Modern

Mid-Century is a functional design which doesn’t compromise on style. Consider this if you’re looking for a timeless and sleek aesthetic.

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Carolina continues: “Create visual appeal by contrasting uniform shapes with asymmetrical ones. For example, try placing curves and corners next to one another. To complement the minimalist look, opt for single plank solid wood flooring in warm brown shades of oak to mimic the meditative and grounding atmosphere that’s central to this kind of design. Don’t be afraid to break up the neutrals with large stand-alone statement pieces of art and furniture too.”

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