Wood floor texture can make a room feel smaller and darker. But with suitable decorating colors, lighting and textiles, you can give your room a brighter, more open feel. Dark wood floors work in many interior systems, including contemporary, tropical, Spanish hacienda, Tuscan, Asian fusion, farmhouse and mid-century modern.
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Paint the room a bright shade so that it looks more open. Cool colors such as stone gray, steel blue, robin egg blue, lavender and pale cornflower make the walls seem to diminish. A white with a blue or gray shade gives welcome contrast in a room with a dark wood floor. Use paint with a semi-gloss or matt finish on the ceiling and any sloping walls, built-in shelves and window and door frames. A touch of shine in the color reflects the light in the room. Open up the space by adding a wallpaper mural or wall decals to an accent wall. A nature scene of a forest picks up the dark forest tone of the floor but also lighter interior and creates a focal point.
Furnish the room with lighter-toned pieces. Don’t worry about matching the dark wood tone on the floor, which only makes the room feel more crowded. Instead, develop a windy interior with pieces in lighter wooden frames, either in medium and light spots. Vary the pale shades you use to create contrast and depth in the room. Soft space with textiles. Nubby woolen rugs in rich gemstones produce rosy tones in dark wood floor texture, while a light sisal or bamboo floor mate gives space consistency. Light clean panels on windows that daylight picks up the contrasts of colors and textures in your home decor.