Choosing the Right Flooring to Get the Look You Want

​The end of summer is approaching fast and that means that time is running out to get all your summer remodeling projects out of the way, as well! Remodeling your home can be a pretty trying process, but the one thing everyone can agree on is that choosing the new look of your decor is the best part!

When it comes to selecting a new aesthetic for your home, choosing the proper floor covering has got to be one of the most crucial aspects. As the most continuous and visually dominant aspect of your home, your floors are the bedrock on which your other design features rest. So, if you are trying to achieve a specific look for your home, it's best to start from the ground and work your way up!

Here are three ways you can use a well-chosen floor covering to easily achieve that look you've been wanting for your home!
Slick, Chic, Modern

One of the hottest trends of the past few years, has been the movement toward more minimalist decor that employs neutral colors for the more continuous aspects of the space, such as floors and walls. Floor covering companies have responded to this increase in demand, by releasing all sorts of great flooring options in gray, both dark and light, and black color options. If you walk into any flooring or carpet store, you're bound to see plenty of options in these colors, whether it's hardwood, carpet, or luxury vinyl tile.

If you are looking for that modern chic feel for your home, consider using these options, and combining them with design elements that offer occasional bursts of color, to break up all that neutrality and draw the eye from element to element, for a stunning, engaging look.


At the other end of the design spectrum, we have also seen a similar push toward more nostalgic, rustic looks. Modern chic isn't everyone's cup of tea, and many would prefer that their home looked more like a mountain cabin or rustic cottage than a Manhattan loft.

Choosing flooring for this style is pretty easy. Look for hand-scraped or textured hardwood, or wood look flooring to set the stage for your other design elements. You can really drive home the rustic charm by adding tasteful floral patterns, and employing off-white and darker yellow or gold colors for your walls and trim. You might also consider adding in a few found objects or even burnt wood art to really sell the rustic look.

Coastal/ Beach House

Who doesn't love a day at the beach? Well, if you love the beach so much that you'd like to have the feeling of a breezy beach house in your life every day, you might consider shooting for that look in your own home!

This is another fairly simple look to achieve by simply choosing the proper flooring. You're going to want to go with longer, wider planked flooring that offers the washed-out driftwood feeling. Aim for wood or wood look flooring that is lighter in color, such as whitewashed style, or blond hardwood, to get that open, breezy feeling you can only find at a beach house.

Accent your decor with white trim and found objects reminiscent of the beach, such as glass bobbers, thick rope, seashells, and coral.

Looking for Just the Right Floor for Your Chosen Look?

Well, look no further! Cherokee Floor covering has all of the latest designs and materials you need to achieve the look you want for your home! Simply call, email, or stop by our showroom in Woodstock, GA, to have a look around. Our friendly staff of flooring experts would love to help you find the perfect floor for what you have in mind!