There’s something about a white room that creates calm, peace and a feeling of spaciousness. When you lead a busy life, a home that features white spaces can give your eye and your brain a place to rest. And if you can’t truly relax in your home, where can you relax?
White floors can provide that rest, especially if teamed with white walls, and even furnishings. White flooring is well known for creating a minimalist aesthetic, but actually a white floor can go with almost any décor, from farmhouse chic to luxury glamour, to a warm industrial vibe.
No matter what kind of house you have, it will almost certainly look cleaner, brighter and more spacious with white flooring.
White floors will help the light to bounce around, making it perfect for those rooms that don’t see much natural light. If you’re nervous about laying white flooring throughout your home, why not start with rooms where a clean look is most valued, such as the kitchen or bathroom?
White flooring is perfect for acquiring the Scandinavian look , which is popular in interior design right now. To achieve this look you could team your white floor – something like a wide plank timber look – with simple, understated pieces and clean lines. Start with an all-white base, then add natural elements like birch timber, bright plastic and enamel aluminium.
You may be concerned that white floors are hard to keep clean, which can be a consideration, especially if you have children and/or pets, but there are various options of white flooring, with one to suit every lifestyle. But no matter what shade your floor is, it will show some dirt.
One thing you can do to mitigate the dirty white floor problem is to lay some rugs down in busy traffic areas such as the lounge and hallway. Another idea is to lay white flooring that includes some flecks of colour, which will help hide the dirt.
But if you’re willing to put in a bit of extra work and clean your white floors regularly, at least you’ll know if your white floor looks clean, it is truly clean.