Matching Furniture With Oak Flooring

While many of us lust after such a material, it can be difficult to determine what types of furniture go with oak flooring – so what are some of your options? 

While there are hundreds of timber varieties available on the market, oak flooring has managed to retain its status as one of the most in demand materials. As a hardwood, oak flooring has a well earned reputation for being extremely hard wearing, and has developed somewhat of a cult following for its durability and grain density. 

Also known as European Oak or French Oak, oak flooring can offer a lighter or darker finish, depending on the cut and the type of saw used. In addition, it’s also known as one of the easier timbers to work with, but that doesn’t mean that it’s any more affordable than other authentic timber flooring solutions.

As suitable alternatives for a fraction of the cost, engineered oak flooring and oak laminate flooring have soared in popularity for its similar aesthetic to the real thing at a fraction of a cost, despite being produced with a percentage of synthetic materials. Regardless of whether you opt for original oak flooring or one of the above alternatives, what types of furniture and colour palettes should be paired with them?

How To Match Your Decor To Your Oak Flooring

Since oak is a medium-dark wood, many homeowners are left scratching their heads as to what other design elements will best suit their new floor of choice. Are you better off sticking to basic blacks and greys, or is oak flooring better suited to a lighter palette. To further complicate matters, what do you do if you want to add a more colourful hue like statement armchairs or new artwork?

For generalised design inspiration, the good news is that almost every theme will go with oak flooring, and there’s a variety of options available for furniture, colour palettes and even textures to choose from. 

Country Farmhouse – The appeal of farmhouse design does vary – for some, it’s a throwback to a simpler time, and for others it’s all about ensuring that their home is warm and inviting. For modern and traditional farmhouse designs, both are known for their simplicity, characterised by natural textures and materials, and works well when paired with oak flooring. 

Coastal Bohemian – For those who have consciously chosen oak flooring for their home, white is the obvious palette of choice for matching decor and furniture. However, homeowners can embrace coastal interior design for a more free spirited approach through the curation and layering of multicultural textiles, art works, and rustic decorative objects. 

Contemporary Modernism – If you truly want your oak flooring to be the star of the show, then aim to apply a more minimalistic approach when adding furniture. Contemporary interior design tends to showcase space rather than things, and is often defined by its simplicity, sophistication, and strategic use of clean lines, texture and natural light. 

When consciously selecting furniture or an interior design style to match your oak flooring, it’s important to pause for a moment and think about the type of vibe you wish to create in the room or space.

Choosing a darker theme that uses charcoals and deep greys will create a more dramatic and serious appearance, particularly if your oak flooring is of a lighter shade. In contrast, neutral and lighter tones that use whites and beiges can not only encourage a cleaner and more modern look, but can even help the room to feel bigger than what it actually is. 

Either way, giving your home a facelift is never easy, particularly if you’re not sure where to start. If you’re on the hunt for flooring solutions that best fit your style, budget and the needs of your household, the good news is that a visit to your local Tile Wizards outlet can provide all the answers and more. 

Chat Flooring Materials With The Professionals

While your options for renovating on a budget are almost limitless, selecting the right type of flooring for your home renovation certainly isn’t an easy feat. With each space, comes a different preference or priority: are you chasing style, functionality, or simply want the most bang for your buck?

In operation for over 26 years, at Tile Wizards we pride ourselves on getting you more, for less. We pioneered the warehouse format, and our stores are purposefully designed to make your selection easier, and ultimately offer our customers quality, price and the right advice. 

Even if you are just after some honest and friendly advice – please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Tile Wizards today for a free quote. We pride ourselves on being able to work with you in order to bring your dream flooring solution to life.