Wooden Floors to New Trends: Home Decor Tips to Consider

It is always an exciting moment when you make the decision to redecorate your home, but you might find it difficult to know exactly where to start. From replacing tired flooring to choosing your new colour scheme, there are many things to look forward to, but each stage in the process will require you to make some big decisions.

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Below, we have put together some of our top tips for redecorating your home. From the benefits of wood floors to the power of plants, follow these tips to complete your home décor.

Flooring 

One of the tips that you can consider when it comes to your home décor is to make sure you choose flooring for your home. There are many different flooring options, which can make it difficult to find the right one for you. Remember that, while they may look plush and comfortable at first, carpets have a habit of getting tired very quickly and, in the long term, may not be the cost-effective option they appear to be. If you are looking for flooring but you are not sure which option will be right for you then, take a look at the wood flooring options to give you a better idea of what you can get. 

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Maintaining & Matching Your Hardwood Floors

One of my favorite shows to watch is HGTV’s Fixer Upper.

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Do you ever watch it? Chip and Joanna Gaines do some AMAZING things with homes that are in awful condition – miraculous, honestly! And they’re so fun to watch!

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I just love them! And I love Joanna’s blog, too! (CLICK HERE TO VISIT THERE FOR YOURSELF!) 

They always have a clear vision of what they want the house to look like in the end, and many times it involves renovating major pieces of it. Like re-finishing the hardwood floors. When I see them do such things, I glance around at our wood floors and wonder if I could do what THEY do? Hmmm…

So when Tate from Plain & Simple sent me some instructions for doing just that…well, I had to share! This is the PERFECT tutorial if you have wood floor project you want to tackle!

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On Choosing a Hardwood Floor

Are y’all tired of hearing me talk about home projects yet? Well, good, I’m glad you’re not! Thank you for the support! HA!

When we purchased our home, the main areas (kitchen, dining room, foyer, living room and hall) plus the bathrooms, were all tile. All four of our bedrooms, however, are covered in laminate wood flooring. It’s decent-looking. But all four of them are DIFFERENT FINISHES. 

It’s enough to drive an OCD person like myself just plain NUTS!

So it’s been on the list from the beginning to replace all the tile (because I despise grout) with hardwood, and go ahead and carry that into a couple or all four of the bedrooms. I don’t mind a bit of difference here and there…I just don’t think there’s any need for 6 different types of flooring in one house. (Which is what we have, if you count the carpets in the closets, ha!)

I mean, look at this…

Isn’t it BEAUTIFUL?! I dream of something like this all throughout our home!

So when Tate Handy contacted me with another fabulous infographic on hardwood flooring…um, YES, I needed it, and I figured you all would love to see it, too! Here’s what Tate had to say…

Choosing the right type of hardwood is essential to your next project. After all, you don’t want to build a porch swing with wood that can’t withstand the elements, and you don’t want a kitchen table that takes on food stains. Here’s what you need to know in order to choose the right wood for your next project.

For a durable, inexpensive wood, hickory is your best bet. Hickory is perfect if your project will take a beating; it’s used in tools, ladders, and even hockey sticks. Maple has been traditionally used in American colonial furniture, and it comes in two varieties: hard maple and soft maple. Hard maple pairs well with a natural finish, while soft maple takes stain well and shines with medium to dark brown finishes.

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