3 design styles using white hardwood floors

Rod Lorenz

Decorating rooms with white hardwood flooring is all about holding back and letting space, light, and objects create impact. The floors give the illusion of a bigger space and are often combined with slim furniture to create minimal and uncluttered spaces.

Here are three design styles that incorporate white hardwood floors to get amazing results.


Clean lines, reductive, uncluttered, monochromatic, simplicity, "less is more"—these are some of the terms and concepts that immediately come to mind when thinking about minimalism. It's impossible to deny the serenity and simple beauty when confronted with a resolved minimalist interior that is pulled together by white hardwood floors.

Scandinavian Design

Scandinavian design features a minimalist approach but with elements of color for "pop". Flooring is typically subdued and soft to the eyes and several popular species are used to achieve a whitewashed look. Designers working with Scandinavian design love to add color to white hardwood with woven baskets, furniture, and colorful rugs.

Shabby Chic

Shabby chic is almost the opposite of modern minimalist design. It celebrates vintage and reclaimed materials, character furniture and cute, homely details. Despite this dramatically different aesthetic, Shabby Chic style also incorporates a white or grey floor but one that is bursting with character. This means any wear and tear from hectic family life simply enhances the look.

As you can see white hardwood is suitable for a wide range of interior design styles. No matter what your exact requirements, the team at Ralph's is here to help.

Contact us at 920-984-3383, 800-354-9902 or info@ralphshardwood.com. Showroom appointments are available.

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