Walnut has always been a popular choice for those looking at hardwood flooring, as it is incredibly hard and durable, meaning it will last a lifetime. It is not just its strength that gives it such popularity though, walnut is a beautiful variety of wood. Naturally dark in colour, with natural lines, rings and knots found in the graining, walnut adds a feeling of warmth and character to whatever room you have it fitted in.
When it comes to decorating your room, due to the inherent beauty of walnut flooring, many people will opt for a minimalist approach. Minimalism has been a popular interior decorating style for decades and is still seen today. By opting for a minimalist approach, you can put the focus on your walnut flooring instead. Add an armchair or sofa raised off the ground slightly, and keep any other furniture simple, as well as maintaining a simple colour scheme. Try to resist filling your room with too much furniture and other items, and instead just let your flooring be the star of the show.
Alternatively, you can go for a more contrasting look, using bold colours and patterns across your furnishings. With a lighter shade of walnut, try picking out some darker furniture to complement your floor and vice versa with a darker shade. You can also pick out some key furnishings like rugs and curtains with bold patterns which will look amazing when paired with your walnut flooring.
With walnut naturally being a darker shade, dark reds, oranges, and browns compliment it very well. Recent years have seen an increase in the popularity of oriental influences in interior design and walnut provides a perfect starting point for an oriental styled room.
Of course, the way you decorate your room will be based on your own tastes and personal style. One of the many benefits of walnut is that its beauty can work well with many different interior styles – it is incredibly versatile.