Home & Interiors

5 Solid Wood Floor Designs To Transform Your Room

AD – This is a paid advertorial but all thoughts are my own 

Having all this time to spare in lockdown right now, I’ve found myself using Pinterest more than ever before. More specifically, to spend hours ogling over gorgeous home interiors that I can only DREAM of having one day. From living rooms to bedrooms, gardens to solid wood floor designs everything to do with interior design is piquing my interest right now. Maybe it’s something to start looking into further or maybe it’s boredom? Whatever the reason, it’s FUN.

solid wood floor designs

Photo by Alyssa Strohmann on Unsplash

I don’t currently own my own home, as I still live at home with my parents but getting on the property ladder and the prospect of finally moving into my own home has been in the forefront of my mind a lot lately. I’m not ashamed of my current situation. I’m still living at home for a lot of reasons – my previous anxiety disorder being one of them – but I feel like I’m at a time in my life now where my own home would be the perfect next step.

Of course it’s not as easy as just going out and buying a house. There’s so many things to consider and things to sort out and it’s certainly not easy to get on the property ladder and buy a house these days. But I’m definitely hoping that once this COVID-19 situation has calmed down that I can at least start looking at properties to see what catches my eye and the kind of things I would want in a potential home.

Photo by Charlota Blunarova on Unsplash

Anyway, enough of my rambling because today I want to talk about 5 solid wood floor designs that have really caught my eye over on Pinterest (and rightmove!) lately. Ideally, I’d love all 5 of these in my future dream home but I know that’s not realistic and I’d probably have to pick 1 or 2 favourites.

But I’ve always loved solid wood – it would always be my choice over carpet or any other type of flooring to have in a house. I just feel like it makes every room bigger, more open and sophisticated. Obviously I can’t pick out random images of these solid wood floor designs due to copyright reasons but I have linked to examples on Pinterest if you’re interested in seeing any of the specific designs mentioned!

Here are 5 solid wood floor designs for inspiration if you’re thinking about revamping your flooring!

White painted floors

A white solid wood floor is perfect for smaller rooms and those rooms that need a boost of lightness and brightness. There’s nothing that will reflect the light more! If you don’t like mopping, spend a lot of time in the garden or have messy dogs or children, then a white painted floor MIGHT not be the option for you. But nevertheless, it’s a great contemporary design that can completely transform a room.

See an example here!

Black / dark wooden floors

Black or dark wooden floors have certain gained traction over the last few years. If you’d have asked me a few years ago if I liked dark wood floors I’d have said no but the more I look at them, the more I fall in love. Obviously with this design you need to be careful of the specific room but a dark wood floor can help you introduce a seriously luxe vibe into the room you’re decorating.

See an example here!

Grey wooden floors

If white is too minimal and black is too out of your comfort zone, a happy medium for colouring could be a grey wood floor. Grey can be an incredibly sophisticated colour and matches wonderfully with so many different colour schemes, so would suit a variety of rooms in the house. Who doesn’t love a nice grey and pink scheme? In fact, I’m going to be having grey flooring in my office when it’s built with a green and pink scheme around it!

See an example here!

Distressed solid wood floor

I absolutely love this design – definitely my favourite out of the bunch. When I look at distressed finished solid wood floors I think of the beach. Anyone else? Of course most things will distress themselves over time but you can achieve this look yourself with various techniques worth researching. If you’re into boho and minimal vibes, this is a great option for you!

See an example here!

Varnished floor design

Probably the most popular design of the bunch and the one you’ll see the most often in homes in the UK and that’s the varnished wooden floor. Hard-wearing and fuss free, a varnished floor will go with almost any design or decor you have in that particular room.

See an example here!

Which of these solid wood floor designs are your favourite? Do you have any of these in your house? Let me know in the comments!



  1. My husband sands and refinishes floors for a living. We are seeing a lot of requests for grey floors lately. It has been quite a big swing away from the dark floors that were so popular for a long time. Also seeing a trend starting with white-washed floors coming in in certain areas too. That’s the beauty of having wood flooring, you can have whatever color suites your style 🙂

  2. […] 5 Solid Wood Floor Designs To Transform Your Room […]

  3. […] 5 Solid Wood Floor Designs To Transform Your Room — Jenny in Neverland […]

  4. My house is fully solid wood downstairs and I wouldn’t have it any other way!

  5. Distressed wooden floor boards are the absolute dream for me, I’d have them in almost every room. I like a lot of white wooden furniture so I like the floors to look quite minimal next to that x


    1. Same! They’re so gorgeous x

  6. I’m all about wooden floors! A house I used to live in had distressed white wooden flooring in the dining room and, even though I was a kid, I absolutely loved it.

    1. Ah that sounds lovely!

  7. I’ve got grey and I absolutely love it. I would love some white wooden floors too at some point.


    1. Loveeee grey flooring!

  8. I really like the dark wood flooring! We were just talking a few days ago about how we want each room to be when we hopefully move next year so this has given me some new ideas! xx

    Tiffany x http://www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

    1. Yay! Dark wood flooring is beaut x

  9. Sarah says:

    I want new flooring in our lounge later in the year xx

  10. Boss Babe Chronicles says:

    This post has given me so many ideas! I love the look of the dark wood flooring!

    1. Same it looks so classy!

  11. I feel you. I could resonate with your situation. Im still living with parents right now and it’s okay! And Pinterest is my go-to also when it comes to looking for inspos! Thanks for this!

    1. It’s totally okay, nothing to be ashamed about 🙂 But I am looking forward to having my own place!

  12. Charity says:

    This is such a great post full of great ideas! I love the look of white painted floors!

    1. Oh same, it looks so neat and clean!

  13. I love the idea of a varnished floor design! These all sound super pretty though and would transform a room x

    1. They sure would 🙂

  14. We moved into an older house 3 years ago and it’s hardwood floors throughout nearly the whole house. Due to the age of the home, they have that distressed wood look and I absolutely LOVE it. While I will be the first to admit that we chose this house for the back yard and the location, the flood also played a big role in it. Especially with 4 pets – wood floors are WAY easier to keep clean than carpets lol

    1. Oh yeah I can imagine, 4 pets and carpet doesn’t mix!

  15. I love distressed wood floors. Love hardwood floors in general but that one is differently my favorite

    1. Wow! I totally love it. I really love wooden flooring.

    2. I love black wooden flooring it looks plush and exquisite! Thank you for this post!

      1. It sure does 🙂

    3. The distressed is definitely my favourite look!

  16. I love wooden flooring – we have it in our kitchen and living room x

  17. Lisa Alioto says:

    I love all wood floors but it’s grey wooden floors for me! Unique but classic!

    1. Agreed 🙂

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.