Is there anything more beautiful than hardwood floors in your home? To be sure, it’s the dream of most homeowners to have those boards laid throughout every inch of living space. Nowhere do they work better, though, than in the living room. Hardwood floors give you the blank slate upon which you can create the living room of your dreams, something that your entire family can enjoy for many years to come.
However, we’re lying a little bit here. Hardwood floors aren’t simply a blank slate, they can actually be something that completely transforms the look and feel of your living room. When you pair the right stain, grain and board width with the right accouterments, you can create a living room that has that luxurious feel that so many people want.
To show you what’s possible with living room hardwood floors, we’ve collected 25 stunning examples. In them, you’ll see how hardwood floors can work with virtually any living room design you can think of, from the ultra rustic to the supremely contemporary. In a few words, hardwood floors are awesome and versatile. So, come take a look at these amazing living rooms, and see if you can’t find something that might work perfectly for your home!
1. Dark to Light
The dark and richly stained hardwood floors of this living room create the sense that the furniture is popping out.
2. Contemporary Cleanliness
The grey leather furniture of this contemporary living room design works wonderfully with the deeply stained hardwood floors.
3. Something New
This living room does something unique; instead of using planks, it uses hardwood tiles. The effect is quite striking!
When you’re trying to preserve natural light in a living room space, lightly stained hardwood floors are the perfect choice.
Wider hardwood floorboards work wonderfully for living room spaces that need to feel more cozy.
6. Leather and Wood
The combination of black leather with dark hardwood floors is thoroughly masculine for this contemporary living room design.
7. Wood on Wood
If you have pristine hardwood floors in your living room, you may wish to include a reclaimed wood element to add some visual spark.
8. Grey Floral
Although monochromatic in its color scheme, this living room with hardwood floors gets a natural feel from the floral upholstery used.
9. Contemporary Flair
You’ve got to admit that the stain on the hardwood floors in this living room is the perfect choice for the contemporary design aesthetic present.
10. Wood to Wood
If there are natural wood elements on the walls, be sure to vary the stain from the floor to the walls.
The distressed feel of the hardwood floors in this living room works wonderfully with the light tone of the furniture pieces.
If you’re going for a minimal aesthetic and including hardwood floors, consider choosing wood that has an interesting grain.
13. Dark Dark
Another thing that can work well for a minimal and contemporary living room design is hardwood floors that have been stained to be almost black.
14. So Much Charm
The wide-open charm of this beautiful living room design is completed by the reclaimed wood hardwood floors.
15. The White Room
The all-white living room is incredibly popular these days, and dark hardwood floors can work wonderfully for such spaces.
16. The Coffee Table
When you have hardwood floors, you may need to make an unconventional choice when it comes to your coffee table. How about this wicker one?
17. Open Concept
If you have hardwood floors throughout your open-concept space, you may wish to consider a large area rug for the living room area.
18. Blue Love
The blue notes in this living room work in perfect harmony with the hardwood floors. Water and wood are the images evoked.
You don’t need to go with a traditional pattern for your hardwood living room floors. Instead, you could go with a herringbone pattern.
When continuing your living room hardwood floors into other spaces, go with long boards; it creates a sense of invitingness.
21. Floor to Ceiling
When you have hardwood floors in your living room, wood beams across the top can be the perfect complement.
22. Green and Wood
The greyish green of the walls in this living room work wonderfully with the richly stained hardwood floors.
23. Glossy Cherry
The cherry finish on the hardwood floors of this living room add some real spark, and their glossy nature allows light to pervade the space.
Another stain you can consider is an espresso one. This will work particularly well with light blue color schemes.
25. Always Right
No matter the style aesthetic you’re going for, hardwood floors are always right for a living room. Give them some strong consideration.