Hardwood flooring is a great addition to any home. It provides the ideal foundation for a home’s design style and is universally appealing. The important thing to remember about hardwood flooring is that it is extremely adaptable and will work with a multitude of design styles. While the initial cost of hardwood flooring can be high its many benefits often outweigh the downside. Hardwood flooring is extremely durable and can be sanded and refinished after a period of time to return the floors to their original quality. Check out our gallery of 37 Stunning Living Rooms with Hardwood Floors to see just how a great floor can take a room from ordinary to extraordinary.
This living room and dining area is designed with a richness and depth of color and materials. The handscraped wood floors have been distressed and stained to a rich hue to tie in with the surrounding color scheme and natural materials.
This open concept living space features exotic hardwood flooring that travels the length of the entire room. These Brazilian koa floors feature contrasting dark brown and blond stripes that provide a foundation of depth and interest for the design of the space.
The installation of hardwood flooring in a home is an excellent way to attract potential buyers and increase the asking price of the home. Medium-tone hardwood flooring, as seen above, is an excellent choice because it will appeal to a wide variety of buyers and it also hides dirt well, in comparison to very light or very dark flooring options.
The hardwood flooring in this seaside sunroom have been painted in a contrasting blue and white checkerboard pattern. This is a great option for homeowners who have a limited budget and cannot afford to have their hardwood floors refinished or if the flooring is too worn to be refinished properly.
This light-filled loft space has been designed with an eye toward the dramatic. The dark hardwood floors contrast beautifully against the light cabinetry and wall color. Dark flooring can be difficult to accommodate in some homes but this space is ideal because of the access to natural light that keeps the space open and airy.
This zen space features wide plank hardwood flooring that has been stained a deep chocolate brown. The glossy floors continue from the living area, up the stairs and into the upper level to create a clean and cohesive look throughout the entire home.
The hardwood floors featured in this cottage showcase a combination of dark browns and light blonds. The effect creates the perfect foundation for this homes design and decor and adds warmth to this otherwise gray and white space.
This room showcases the fact that quality hardwood floors are like a good pair of jeans, they go with anything. The warm tones of the Brazilian redwood floors provides an interesting contrast against the dark grey and black furniture and natural materials in this tropical space.
This home has been features vaulted ceilings and lots of natural light. The rough hewn hardwood floors create a pleasing contrast against the crisp, white walls of this open concept space. This type of flooring is great for homes with a rustic or cottage design, as well as those that have small children and pets as the floors have already been distressed and will hide additional scrapes and dents well.
These beautiful hardwood floors have been finished in a clear stain that allows the color and grain of the wood to stand out. The warm red tones of the wood play well against the cool gray walls and white cabinetry found throughout the space.
These wide plank hard wood floors have been stained a deep chocolate brown that coordinates with the dark kitchen cabinetry and the wood beams seen above. A large neutral rug in the living room breaks up the expanse of flooring and helps to divide the spaces in this open concept home.
The classic wood floors in this living room contain a prominent wood grain that has been accented by a dark stain. In addition to drawing out the grain of the wood, the stain also adds depth to the room in its hue and provides an ideal starting point for the decor and furniture.
Depending on the style of hardwood flooring you choose, you may end up with an installation that features wood planks with contrasting strips of color (as seen above). This type of flooring is both appealing and eye-catching. If you choose this style for your home be prepared that it will definitely stand out more than if you had chosen a material with less differentiation in color.
This modern home has installed dark hardwood floors that travel through the space from one area to the next. The floors contrast well with the white walls and textural stone fireplace. The abundance of natural light creates a space that feels spacious and welcoming.
In a home that has hardwood flooring it is important to incorporate a few area rugs to mark the main living areas. Area rugs work in tandem with the hardwood flooring to add texture and additional warmth, as well as a soft place to place your feet.
In a room with less natural light the presence of these rich, espresso floors would overwhelm the space. However, in this open, concept space that provide a dramatic backdrop to the furnishing and the expansive, floor-to-ceiling windows. A natural fiber rug has been placed in seating area to break of the dark floors and draw attention to this area of the home.
Grey hardwood flooring is not as common as the warmer honey or red hues of wood flooring. However, this flooring pairs beautifully in this rustic, cottage home. The weathered look of the flooring creates an atmosphere that is casual and inviting.
This large living room has been designed with a neutral color palette that can be seen in the furniture, artwork and textiles shown in the space. The hardwood flooring beneath adds richness and warmth to the space. What a great addition to this living room!
This high-rise apartment has been outfitted with striking, engineered hardwood flooring. These floors are an excellent choice for this type of space because they exude drama and luxury. And while they are quite dark, the bank of expansive windows ensures that the space will never feel closed in.
This luxurious, modern home is designed to exude modern comfort with rich furnishings and shiny chrome details. The hardwood floors reflect this design aesthetic as well in their depth of color and glossy finish, the perfect foundation for a home such as this.
This modern retreat offers all the design sensibilities of a mansion in the city but with a gorgeous view of the outdoors. In addition to the high-end furnishings and copious windows, the hardwood floors also add a touch of elegance with their deep ebony hue.
This modern living room features a stunning installation of bamboo flooring that has been stained in a clear gloss that allows its natural color to come through. In addition, what makes bamboo flooring a great choice for any home is its durability and eco-friendliness.
This open-concept home features rustic, wide plank flooring has been installed in a continuous line from one space to the next. Its light hue works perfectly as it coordinates with each zone in the home and pulls them all together to create an inviting atmosphere.
The hardwood flooring in this classic living room contains many variations in color: from blond to red and deep brown. This exotic flooring option is definitely an interesting choice and sure to attract attention from those visiting a home. It also pairs create the multi-color tile featured in the fireplace surround.
This contemporary space is awash in shades of gray and white while the hardwood flooring adds an element of warmth. A important aspect to consider when decorating a space is to include both warm and cool colors (as seen in the space above), as too many cool colors can make a space feel cold and unwelcoming.
The hardwood flooring featured in this modern space is stunning. It features lots of variation in color and wood grain and has been stained to allow each of those hues to stand out. It makes for an interesting foundation for the modern white sectional and simple, modern accents.
From the kitchen cabinetry to the wall color and furniture this space is filled with the color white. And because white is typically a cool color it is ideal to pair it with something that adds warmth. The dark red flooring does just that in addition to providing a striking contrast against the surrounding white walls.
The wide plank flooring in this home has been treated with a gray stain that creates a rustic effect. This choice in flooring pairs well with the home’s design style, as well as the furniture and decor. The materials and furnishings within create a rustic, shabby chic vibe.
This home features a number of original architectural elements like the impressive fireplace. It also has the original hardwood floors that have been stained a deep brown. Hardwood flooring that has a number of imperfections can be effectively transformed by applying a dark stain to hide the dents and scratches.
This country home has been designed with a combination of new and old elements to create the style that looks as though it has been curated over time. The hardwood flooring reflects this design aesthetic perfectly as its finish creates the feel of an aged and worn floor.
The rich pine floors in this country home coordinate with the rustic built-ins and textural stone fireplace. They seem to lead through the living room and to the fold-away patio doors that provide access to the outdoors. This type of flooring is an excellent choice for homes with a cottage or rustic aesthetic.
This sunroom features hardwood floors that have been stained a dark espresso. The sisal area rug provides a foundation for the placement of furniture and also softens the space, as well as protecting the floors beneath.
The exotic floors in this classy home are a true showstopper. The variation in color and the visible grain both create a look that is eye-catching. They provide a great foundation for the soft furnishings and architectural details.
This sunny living room features hardwood flooring with a light gray stain. The stain allows the imperfections and natural wood grain to show through. The flooring pairs perfectly with the combination of gray, beige and yellow furniture and accents.
The black acacia floors in this home are almost as impressive as the view seen through the open windows. The floors feature a combination of dark espresso and red tones that have been stained with a glossy finish. They pair well with the long dining table and retro Eames chair in the living area.
This cozy reading room has been designed with a comfy sectional, plush rug and classic built-ins. It also features stunning wood floors that flow from the reading room into the adjoining hallway and throughout the home.