Matching Your Floor with Your Decor – Traditional Style

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 on how to find the right floors to match a traditional style home.

Traditional Style

Classic shapes and details are what make up a traditional style home. To achieve this style, utilize time-honored design elements like built-in shelving and intricate molding. Create a timeless look with historic and sophisticated décor, like antique books and furniture.

Homebody – Photographer: Mike Davello

Factors to Consider

To be truly traditional, flooring should avoid bold, modern patterns and colors and stick to warm wood tones and European designs.


Nothing is more classic and traditional than hardwood flooring. Avoid modern tones like grey and multi-colored to keep to the traditional style.

Luxury Vinyl

You can use luxury vinyl to mimic the look and feel of hardwood. This long-lasting option is durable, waterproof or water-resistant, won’t warp, and comes in both planks and tiles.

Mannington – Sundance: Saddle

Area Rugs

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. European style rugs with floral elements, borders, and intricate patterns are a great fit for a traditional style home.

Dalyn – Amanti Collection: AM3 Cardinal

The Right Colors

Once you decide which type of flooring will work best for your family, choosing the perfect color is next. Traditional décor can pair well with light or dark flooring, so it’s up to personal preference and existing furniture. Again, try to keep away from more modern grey and multi-colored floors.
Want to learn more about the impact colors can have on your home? We have a Color Psychology + Style Guide just for you.

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