We admit it! We’re fans of the cottage look. There’s just something about this casual, comfortable style that makes us feel at home. We love the light and airy feeling of the pale, neutral walls. Not to mention the romantic mood that comes from the combination of elements, like the wispy and textured fabrics and vintage pieces.
The cottage look has evolved over the years and is often reinterpreted with the addition of organic features and even mid-century modern pieces for a fresher approach.
No matter how it’s interpreted, the cottage look is here to stay. And nothing complements this style more than the look of rustic wood floors. Whether you’re choosing a durable laminate floor or a naturally beautiful engineered hardwood, rustic and distressed planks add just the right amount of charm.
Select your floor from an array of colors — lights to darks — depending upon the mood you want to create in your home. Lighter tones add to the airy feeling, while richer, darker floors make a more classic statement.
With a color direction in mind, you’ll want to determine what type of surface texture works best in your space. Rich, wirebrushed graining gives planks the feeling of aged, distressed wood — similar to driftwood on a beach. Handscraped details create the feeling of a truly artisan floor. Longer, wider planks create a cleaner line in the room and are reminiscent of vintage hand-hewn floors. Patina is important as well, and many planks are available in rich matte or low gloss finishes that add to the ambiance of the room.
We’ve curated a collection of rustics that we think you’ll find simply … irresistible.
By QuickStep Style Team (3/28/16)