Floors contribute so much to the character of a room that it can make choosing floor coverings a challenge. New floors must meet the need of the people (or pets) walking on them, as well as be aesthetically pleasing and complement a room’s furnishings and décor. Here are some tips for how to find the right floors to match a coastal style home.
There’s nothing quite like having a home on the coast. Coastal style typically means incorporating natural materials, light and bright colors, shades of blue, and natural light into your design.
Factors to Consider
Having a beautiful and relaxing home near the water means a lot of salt, sand, and humid air will make their way inside. Ideal flooring would be water-resistant, easy to clean, durable, and warp-resistant. Carpeting should be avoided to prevent the likelihood of mildew growing because of the humid air.
Luxury Vinyl is the best option for beach homes or areas prone to moisture because of its durability and longevity. It can look and feel just like wood. It’s waterproof or water-resistant, won’t warp, and comes in both planks or tiles.
If you already have great floors you love and want to add something to change up a room, adding an area rug to match your style can be transforming. Rugs are easily cleaned and add comfort. Natural Fiber, Sisal rugs give off an earthy feel and are perfect additions to coastal décor.
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The Right Color
Once you decide which type of flooring will work best for your family, choosing the perfect color is next. If you’re looking for a more formal theme, darker shades are an elegant option.
If it’s casual comfort you’re after, lighter shades will pair beautifully with your relaxed décor.
Now all you need to do is get to the beach!
Want to learn more about the impact colors can have on your home? We have a Color Psychology + Style Guide just for you.