With Scandinavian styles prevailing through 2017, white floors are continuing to gain more popularity. If you’re wanting to get a Scandinavian, or even Hygge, look in your living room then white floors should be at the top of your list. White is a colour that emotes serenity and peace, which is what makes it ideal for these aesthetics.
Choosing a floor can often determine the style and colour of other furnitures in the room. With a white floor however, this is totally seamless. White is a very minimalistic and neutral colour which makes matching all aspects of your furniture and decor incredibly easy. White is also perfect if you are looking to make your sofa, or any other piece of furniture, the focal point of the room. This is because the blank canvas of a white floor allows other pieces of furniture in your room take the spotlight.
Even though we’ve just talked about some of the benefits of having a white floor, we’re sure you’ll be thinking about how difficult it must be to keep clean. The secret actually hides in choosing the right material. The most popular choice when it comes to white floors is wood. Their natural look really helps to emphasise the colour and makes it look both natural and organic. In particular, solid and engineered woods work amazingly in white. But if you’re looking for a floor that is a little easier to maintain, there are plenty of other options.
For instance, if wood is the look you’re after, you could try a white laminate flooring. Laminate floors replicate nearly every species of wood and range in colour and style too. Laminate floors are very easy to maintain in comparison to their solid and engineered wood counterparts. Since they are water resistant, any spills are easily cleaned without the product damaging. To keep this floor looking as good as new, simply give it a regular vacuum and or sweep and the odd mop.
As we mentioned earlier, white floors are very minimalistic and you might feel the need to complement it with a rug. Rugs are great furnishings, not just for the way they look but because they are also extremely practical. They add traction to your floor as well insulation and sound dampening properties. But most of all, rugs are a beautiful interior design piece to a room. For Scandinavian looks, we would recommend a shaggy rug that can bring that thicker texture that adds to the cosiness of this look. White floors aren’t exclusively for Scandinavian designs though. With a rustic grade and or finish on your floor, white woods are fabulous in farmhouse aesthetics too.
To sum up, white floors are very versatile and can be found in a wide range of styles. It’s colour makes it unbelievably versatile, matching to any furniture or design perfectly. This style is even perfect if you have an at home office or follow your dream job of working from home and have clients who come in and visit. So, whether you’re going for a Scandinavian, farmhouse or modern look, white floors are a life-long investment that keep on giving throughout the years.