What furniture goes with dark wood floors?

What furniture goes with dark wood floors?

So you love your beautiful, new dark wood floors you just put in. Now you’re wondering what furniture goes with dark wood floors. Will dark furniture make the room too dark? Will light wood furniture look out of place? Will white furniture look too stark? Will gray furniture make the room too gray?

Dark wood flooring makes a room look darker for a couple reasons. The first reason is that dark colors in general make rooms look darker because there is less light reflected back to our eyes. It’s almost as if the light were absorbed by the dark color and just doesn’t bounce back to us.

The second reason this happens is because of contrast. Our brain picks up on different areas of contrast in our environment and we use them to gauge distance and depth in an area we are looking at. For example, a wall with a window next to it looks farther away than one with no window next to it because we see two areas of contrast (the wall and the window).

The truth is, you can make almost anything work. You just have to find the right combinations that appeal to your taste and using contrast is your secret weapon, a tip that came in courtesy of Steve at Homefly.co.

We put together some decorating solutions that will make your dark wood floors look even better!

Add Some Furniture with Colour!

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If you’re going for a more modern aesthetic with your dark wood floors, you’ll definitely want to add a few pieces of furniture with just a bit of colour. That way, your dark wood floors will stand out, but you’ll have a few pops of colour throughout the room. Of course, you don’t need to go overboard, but a few colourful pieces of furniture will look great with your new floors. Another option is to add a few bright throw blankets to your furniture. That way, you’ll have some colour, but it’ll be much less obvious than if you added bright furniture pieces.

Dark Wood Floors And Dark Furniture

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If you have furniture with a dark finish, you may want to think twice before bringing it into the room with your new dark wood floors. That’s because dark furniture can make the room feel even darker and more cramped, which isn’t ideal. Dark wood floors are already a pretty dark colour, so you definitely want to be careful about adding even more darkness to the room. Of course, you don’t have to get rid of all of your dark furniture. You can simply mix it up a little bit by adding a few lighter pieces of furniture. Add a couple of lighter tables and coffee tables, as well as a lighter-coloured sectional couch.

If you have dark floors and dark furniture, there is another simple solution. A light colored area rug is the answer. The contrast of the light rug on the dark floors will add some pop and separates the dark furniture so it doesn’t just blend into the floor.

Contrasting Colors for a Luxurious Look

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If you want to add a bit of a luxury feel to your room, you can pair your dark wood floors with other dark furniture. But instead of choosing all dark furniture, you can add contrasting pieces of furniture with a darker finish. For example, you can add a darker-coloured sofa with a lighter-colored coffee table. You can also use dark wood for accent pieces like side tables or even a coffee table. That way, you can have a mix of dark furniture that still contrasts with your dark wood floors. Keep in mind that you can also add lighter-coloured pieces of furniture if you decide to go with contrasting furniture. You can even choose neutral furniture that doesn’t look too different from your dark wood floors.

Dark Wood Floors With Neutral Furniture

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If you’d prefer to go the more neutral route with your dark wood floors, that’s perfectly fine too. You can simply choose light furniture with a neutral fabrics. You can also use lots of white furniture or furniture with light or neutral tones. That way, you can still get a neutral look while also making your dark wood floors stand out. You can also mix and match light and neutral colours. For example, you can use white furniture with a light grey couch. You can even add in some colourful accents like throw blankets or pillows for even more variety.

Dark Dining Room Furniture with Dark Wood Floors

You may have a dark wood dining room set and you’re concerned that the room will just be too dark. It probably would look overwhelmingly dark but again a lighter colored area rug is an easy solution to this problem.

The Bottom Line

If you want to really bring out the beauty in a dark hardwood floor, then you’re going to want to make sure that you add the right pieces of furniture. Simply choosing a dark-coloured table or couch will leave your floors looking a bit dull and lifeless. Instead, try to add a few pieces of furniture with a light or neutral finish. That way, you can create a room that is both elegant and inviting. Add contrasting rugs or furniture pieces that they will enhance the beauty of your dark wood floors.

Who Doesn’t Love the Evolving and Iconic & Egg Chair

Who Doesn’t Love the Evolving and Iconic & Egg Chair

They’re kind of irresistible. When you see one you just want to go and sit in it.

The egg chair has been one of the most popular chairs since they were first released. If you are looking for a special touch of character to your living room, family room or even bedroom, then consider these iconic chairs.

The classic egg chair design offers an alternative to both the sofa or chair and adds flair to compliment any existing setting. From egg chairs with a stand to the hanging versions, these enticing looking chairs lend a soft, comfortable style to any surroundings. This beautiful design has evolved and changed over the years to fit the needs of its owners. As a result, it offers more flexibility in style, functionality, size and variety to suit every decor taste.

A Little Egg Chair History

egg chairAlthough the origins of the most iconic model of the iconic egg chair are quite lengthy, most experts agree that it can be traced back to Denmark. The renowned designer, Arne Jacobsen first designed the iconic Egg chair in 1958 for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. It was an ultra-modern wing chair that provided a sense of privacy for people waiting in the lobby area of the hotel. It’s a timeless classic.

One year later, in 1959, the world was introduced to the hanging egg chair. It was more like an egg shape and it was made using rattan.

egg chair with standThe Egg Chair Evolved

The designs have inspired many variations by other designers over the years. The most well-known is probably the pod shaped design that we commonly see today on a swivel stand, hanging stand or hanging from the ceiling egg chair design. The iconic “Ovalia Egg Chair” was designed by Henrik Thor-Larsen in 1968. It was made with plastic resins and since then many versions have been made with rattan and wicker.

They look great when they hang from the ceiling but when you don’t have the structure to support it, the version with a stand is the perfect alternative. When you want to add something unique and comfortable to  your patio it’s hard to beat the look and comfort of a rattan swinging chair with a stand.

Egg chairs are a perfect blend of comfort, utility and creativity that is now available in varying designs, shapes and colors.

Wicker Egg Chair vs. Resin Egg Chair

A classic hanging egg chair pod is available in two styles – rattan and fiberglass. Both are widely available in a large variety of colors, materials and patterns. Generally speaking, most egg chairs are manufactured from a mixture of organic and synthetic materials including fiberglass, wood and plastics. All these models have a very distinctive appearance and they are also available in a wide range of prices. The fiberglass/resin model is elegant and very futuristic in appearance even though it was designed many years ago. They are generally the best choice for indoor use.

The egg chairs made with rattan or wicker with a more relaxed Bohemian feel and they are fantastic for your outdoor patio. Rattan is more sturdy and longer-lasting and durable than wicker.

Classic and Versatile

The Egg Chair adds a certain charm and character to any room that is used in. It just has a way of magically blending in but also standing out because it can’t be ignored. When you walk into the room and see it, you just want to go sit in it! It’s very inviting and just gives a comfortable feel to any room.

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You can find original version of these iconic chairs in vintage furniture stores but, depending on color and condition, you will have to expect to pay $1500 to $5000.

Hanging egg chair

Modern variations and replicas are widely available at popular online furniture retailers. Here are a few:

The Magnificent Loveable Moon Chair – Still Comfy, Always Cool

The Magnificent Loveable Moon Chair – Still Comfy, Always Cool

Moon chairs have a long and illustrious history in the world of interior design. They have become a symbol for alternative design and unconventional thinking in many circles. Their rise to fame can be traced back to 1960s when style was in revolutionary stage. Such style was a response to the “sterilized” look of the American suburbs. This new look was characterized by rounded shapes, loud colors and simple designs.

The Moon chair, also known as the Saucer chair, Bowl chair and several other names has evolved from the original chair called the Papasan Chair which has its roots in the Philippines. The original Papasan chair was made of wicker or rattan, had a circular or moon shaped design and appealed to people who prefer minimalist designs.

Moon chair

History is unclear about when or who designed the original Papasan Chair but Pier 1 stores picked it up and popularized it in the U.S. in the 1970s. It appealed to bohemian tastes, they were modestly priced and fit right in with the other popular decor styles of the period.

The Moon Chair – you know it’s comfortable just by looking at it.

Moon chairs have a special place in the hearts of many. They are a great alternative to regular lounge chairs. It is meant for seating one person at one time. They are available in different styles and designs as brands create their own beautiful variations on the original style. If there is one reason they have been popular for so long is that when you look at it, you just know that it’s going to be comfortable to sit in. And yeah – it looks cool.

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They are great for anyone who is in pain and needs a way to relax. The comfort from these chairs can help reduce to reduce stress and anxiety. When you are comfortable, you are more relaxed and focused and these chairs will help you relax immediately.

If there is one complaint about these chairs, it is that they can be difficult to get up from. This is more true of the older designs. Most of the newer designs are tilted to keep you a little more vertical.

Modern Moon chairs can be created out of modern and contemporary materials like stainless steel and molded plastic with a padded or tufted cushion included in the design. Moon chairs can also be made out of natural materials such as wicker, rattan, and wrought iron. Any material that allows for free movement of the back is a good candidate for a moon chair.

Moon Chairs. aka Saucer Chairs. are designed to give maximum comfort to the person who sits on them and of course you can find varying degrees of comfort with the different designs available today. Some styles have minimal padding while other are extremely soft. Some of them look very stylish, while some others may not look so attractive at all.

Here are a few inexpensive Moon Chairs available from Amazon

Papasan chair
Moon chair
Papasan chair
Moon Chair

Most Moon chairs of them are available in plain colors, but you can find almost any fabric you want and if you already have a Moon chair you can probably update it by purchasing an new cover to go over your existing frame.

In addition to comfort, the design of these chairs also help in giving a distinct style statement to your home. Depending on your taste, you can choose from various styles such as the conventional moon shape, crescent moon shape round shape or butterfly shape chairs.

The comfort level of moon chairs depends upon the type you buy. The fabric quality will also affect the comfort level. Therefore, if you have some special preferences, you should ask for the right information before making a purchase. With the right information, you will definitely be able to find the right kind of moon chair that can enhance the look of your room as well as offer the best comfort level.

Saucer chair

They can really transform the look of the whole room. They can also just blend in. It depends on where you place it and what fabric you choose. If your room decor is Minimalistic, Boho or any variation of Mid Century Modern, then a Moon Chair will be likely fit right in.

With so many different designs and styles available today, you are sure to find the right moon chair for you. Take some time to consider how you want to use your new furniture and then shop around for the best price and design for your needs.

Be sure to check out our post about Mid Century Modern Accent Chairs.

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