Wood is one of my favorite elements to use in design. It is so incredibly versatile and full of character. It can be rough and rustic or sleek and sophisticated depending on how you use it, making wood floors are one of the most dynamic design choices you can make.
What’s amazing about wood floors is that, although they are the most classic option for flooring, they are also the most versatile. They have come a long way over the years. There are myriad options for color, stain, finish, lay, patterns, and knots. You can also enhance the look of wood floors with the choices of color palette and decor around the space to really make them pop.
The following 10 spaces show just some of the ways wood floors can make a statement in a space. They don’t just have to disappear under your feet – they can actually be the star of the show and elevate your home’s style.
Chic Ideas for Wood Floors
Ultra glossy, dark wood floors look stunning in this modern space and pop when contrasted against the white walls.
Hand-scraped wood floors are some of the most rustic and upscale choices. You can juxtapose them with elegant, contemporary design to make them stand out even more.
Source: Maine Home + Design
The rich, golden tone of these floors and the knotty pattern are highlighted by the bright white cabinets.
Source: Pottery Barn
Reclaimed wood brings so much personality to this foyer space, where the planks are laid in different directions to bring even more visual interest to the space.
A soft, blonde wood looks stunning in this foyer. It matches beautifully with the gray walls.
Source: House of Turquoise
A chevron pattern looks darling in this charming, white kitchen to bring some warmth to the space.
Source: My Domaine
The gray wood in this kitchen brings a great rustic touch to the otherwise totally modern space.
Source: Home Bunch
When the planks don’t match as in this foyer, it instantly infuses character into the space.
Source: Joe Carrick Design via Home Bunch
These floors look like they could tell a lot of stories if they could talk.
Polished blonde wood is fresh and airy in this light-filled dining room.
Source: House Beautiful
It’s hard to go wrong with wood floors. Even if you get tired of them, you can always have them painted or restained to give them a fresh, new look.