I am thinking about putting an engineered hardwood floor in the guest bedroom. The one I picked out turns out to be almost the exact color of the poster bed and 2 nitestands and armoire in there. the color is called French Roast- a darkish wood color. My husband said that there would be no contrast. I am planning on putting a very light or white area rug down but will probably only be under the bed. The walls are light blue and the drapes are white. Could he be right???? and its going to look bad?
The light blue walls will provide contrast because they back the furniture. The white rug and drapes will also provide contrast. What your DH is concerned about is the similar, dark coloration of furniture and flooring and generally I agree that there ideally should be a noticeable variance in furniture and flooring.
BTW, I don't feel the coloration of flooring in your public spaces should necessarily be carried into private spaces such as your bedroom.
When you shop for an area rug, be sure it is large enough and not predominately concealed by the bed or else it will defeat it's purpose.
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This is a personal preference thing...I have lots of different wood tones in my house (and while stained trim is not my dream house look, it is what it is in this house...), but when I re-did my master a few years ago, I purposely stained the furniture to match the floor and trim. Here are two pics to follow.
thank you for all the comments and suggestions. I am going to go for it. I will keep size in mind when I purchase the area rug. The rest of the house is marble floors except for tile in the bathrooms. I am just not a fan of carpeting. thanks again.