Wood Flooring Ideas For Your Perfect Minimalistic Home

November 11, 2019

Simplicity is the essence of minimization- or so it is said. With increasing interest in minimalist homes, we see a lot of people adopting design changes that complement the minimalist style.

From subtle decors to complete overhauls, homeowners are ready to bring in changes that will make their homes more calming, comforting and appealing.

So what comes into your mind when you think of minimalist homes? -Homes with almost nothing in them except for some statement furniture pieces and artworks that complement one another?

These homes are not “barely-furnished”- rather they are smartly furnished. From the couches to the cabinets, every line and decor is clean, elegant and simple. Another factor that differentiates minimalist homes from others is the use of storage spaces. There are storage spaces in the most unexpected locations within these homes, which keeps everything away from sight after their use.

But how do you enhance a minimalistic space? Apart from the furniture and artworks, what makes these homes stand out? From the walls to the floors, everything in these homes have to be clean and feel open. At Nordic Homeworx, our designers have found the perfect way to design hardwood floors for a minimalist home. Here are our top picks-

Deciding on the floor color

Hardwood floors are a classic addition to any home to enhance its overall look and feel. These floors add depth and character without overwhelming other interior elements. 

While there are many hardwood floor shades available in the market, you can make your pick from white, light and grayscale color palettes for the best effects. 

White and light-colored floors give the impression of a bigger space, along with white and off-white walls. 

Gray toned floors are also in trend when it comes to minimalist homes. Gray stained and whitewashed floors can give a rustic feel to the rooms without being too forceful. 

Dark floors, on the other hand, are not a preferred option for minimalist homes as they absorb light and keep the rooms look smaller than they actually are. Dark floors can be used for homes that are already spacious, but for homes with smaller interiors, it is best to stay away from them.


Choosing the plank size

The plank size also matters when choosing a hardwood floor for your home. Although wider plank hardwood flooring has become increasingly popular, minimalist homeowners should consider narrow plank flooring for a cleaner look. Narrow planks are more consistent as they break up the grain pattern of the hardwood. There will only be subtle grain changes between adjusting planks which give better uniformity to the floors. For the best grain patterns and lighter colors, birch, maple or white oak hardwood floors are the most perfect choices.

So, are you ready to flaunt the perfect minimalist home with Kährs hardwood flooring from Nordic Homeworx? Visit our showroom today to pick out the perfect floor for your home.


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