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Choose Wood Floors For A Rustic Or Shabby Chic Look

Choose Wood Floors For A Rustic Or Shabby Chic Look

Posted in Wood Flooring News by Source on September 2nd 2013
Rustic or Shabby Chic

The Rustic and shabby chic style is very popular right now, and there are many things you can do and ways to decorate if you want to make a room look rustic or shabby chic, but if you want to remodel your entire home in this style, you may need to take things a step further. Here are some tips to help you make over your entire home in the shabby chic style.

Start with the bare bones. If you have carpets on your floors, consider ripping them up to reveal the hardwood flooring or parquet flooringunderneath. A wood floor, such as oak flooring, goes with the shabby chic look a lot better than rugs and carpets—especially modern looking rugs and carpets.

If you don’t have hardwood flooring underneath the carpets, consider putting in some area rugs that look old fashioned to cover up the majority of the modern carpets. Tapestry rugs, braided rugs, and rag rugs are all wonderful choices.If you have engineered hardwood flooring, maybe look into what can be done with this.

Now move on to the walls. Painting them in a neutral colour works best—such as cream or white. While many older homes such as Victorian style or Georgian style houses had elaborate wallpaper, this isn’t really in keeping with the shabby chic look.  Take a look at our wood flooring collections at www.sourcewoodfloors.co.uk.


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