Do you have light wood floors in your home? A great way to help showcase their beauty is to lay down area rugs that help compliment them. You may think “but I want guests to see my floors, not cover them up!”, which is a common concern. We’re here to tell you that the right rug will actually help bring out the natural beauty of your light floors, rather than cover them up.
Not only are rugs beautiful, but they are functional too. Rugs help protect your floors in common areas like hallways, mudrooms, playrooms, and near entryways. These are especially important for protecting your hardwood flooring if you have pets (such as dogs) or young children.
If you have an open-concept home, rugs also help identify a space and “separate” rooms from each other, like the living room and dining room. You can accomplish this by laying a large rug down in your living room and a different rug underneath your dining room table.
To give you some inspiration, here are six rugs for light wood floors that will add style in your home:
1. Rugs with Shades of Blue
Rugs with light blue shades look gorgeous with light wood floors. When they are also mixed with small hints of gold, yellow, or light brown, it can help bring out the natural texture and contrast in your light wood floor. This will complement your floor nicely and add to the overall look of the room.
This type of rug goes well with rooms already painted in a soft blue or a more neutral colour like beige or tan.
2. Dark, Rich-Toned Rugs
Light rugs for light wood floors complement each other, making the room look less dark. When it comes to light floors, the opposite is true. You want to opt for a rug that is dark and has lots of rich tones.
Here is where you can go for a deep red, purple, navy blue, or green. There are many rugs on the market that boast dark, rich tones so we’re sure you will be able to find something in this category that goes nicely with your light floors.
3. Patterned Rugs
Rugs that have a pattern on them tend to show up better when placed on a lighter background. This makes sense as the more neutral the background, the easier it will be for the pattern to pop.
This is a great option in a neutral room since it will add a nice pop of colour and style.
There are so many patterned rugs available for purchase from many different companies that you can really have fun choosing a rug with a fun pattern. And you don’t have to worry about the room being too busy if both the walls and floors are a light colour/tone.
Pro Tip: Lay the patterned rug perpendicular to the wood grain so that there is a clear distinction between the wood pattern and the rug pattern.
4. Textured Rugs
Textured rugs, such as shag rugs with a fluffy pile, can add some softness to your light floors. These types of rugs also cozy up the space and add some dimension.
Textured rugs also offer a lot of durability compared with other types of rugs.
If you like having a soft rug to walk on during cold winter days or enjoy the luxurious look and feel of these rugs, then this may be the way to go.
You can find these rugs in a variety of colours and patterns, so you are sure to find a textured rug that meets your style and the existing décor of your room.
5. Rugs with Matching Colours to Your Existing Décor
No matter what colour floors you have, you will want to find a rug that matches the colours of your existing décor. This helps bring everything together and helps to create a sound theme in the room you are working on. Both your rug and flooring should highlight the décor that is already around your home.
Always choose rug colours that either match or create a positive contrast with the current layout and style of your home.
6. Rugs with Earthy Tones
Your light floors will pair so nicely with a rug that incorporates earthy tones. These are any shades of colour that contain some brown in them. Think fall colours like leaf green, brown soil, cloudy skies, and the red sun.
A rug with all of these colours will help bring out the light tones of your flooring, helping to accentuate your flooring and work with it to create a harmonized and cohesive space in your home.
Now that you have some ideas for rugs to go with your light wood floors you can start browsing. Happy shopping!