When you head to bed at night, the bedroom should be a place to look forward to. It should be a space where you know you can relax and forget about the worries of the day as you prepare yourself and drift off to sleep. What is comfortable for some may not be for others. Some prefer elegance and soft colors to help de-stress. Others like romantic spaces with soft lighting and bold colors. No matter your opinion, believe it or not, updating the floor in the bedroom can go a long way to getting the bedroom you want and need. While carpet has traditionally been the flooring of choice for bedrooms, it certainly does not have to be. You can get the feeling you want just as well with other options. Here is how to create your coziest bedroom by updating the flooring.
Hardwood is a classic choice that will never be out of style, but it is not yet a common bedroom flooring choice. That should change, however. There is absolutely no end to the choices available with hardwood. If you are looking for a traditional feel, then try teak or a red oak. For more modern tastes you can choose douglas fir. There is often a lot of heavy furniture in the bedroom, and beds tend to shift, so you will want a solid and durable floor. The stain you choose should also hide dents and damage well since bedrooms can be high traffic. Hardwood floors are easy to clean and are a great option for people with allergies. If a cold floor is a concern, you can always add a throw rug or wear slippers.
Bamboo floors are getting more popular as people embrace sustainable construction methods. Bamboo is not just more eco-friendly, but it is also affordable and gives a modern look. If you want your bedroom to feel natural and earthy but also modern, then bamboo might be the choice for you. Darker shades of bamboo can provide some boldness to your space, and can be accented with red and orange in the bedroom decor. With bamboo, you may even sleep better knowing that you have done your best for the environment by choosing it.
Everyone loves hardwood, but it does not fit in everyone’s budget. Laminate may be the better option for you since it costs less but can still give you some of the features of hardwood. It is not very common in bedrooms, but is starting to make inroads. You can find a pattern and shade that will help complement the decor of the room, and it is strong and durable. It is also easy to clean, so you will not have to worry as much if you get frequent nighttime visits from pets and children.
Tile may be the least common amongst all flooring types when it comes to bedrooms. Most people probably do not even consider it when making their choices. However, there is a lot to like about having tile in your bedroom. For instance, it is durable and low-maintenance. It cleans up easily and does not attract allergens and other nasties. It does not have to be cold and utilitarian like the tile in the kitchen, either. There are different tile options that are softer-colored and shaded to be more gentle. Tiles can give you a nice clean look for a room where you spend almost a third of your day. Do not go with the white and starchy kitchen-colored tiles. Choose a calming charcoal gray or caramel shade to make the space inviting and comfortable. Shapes and patterns can provide a modern look, and there are also tiles that look like wood and provide a rustic feel.
For many of these options, the thought that pops into your head might be about having literal cold feet every morning. That is why area rugs can provide not just an extra dose of warmth and coziness, but also a nice spot for your feet to land in the morning. Area rugs come in a wealth of styles and colors, so there is no doubt one or two that will suit your needs.
To get the feel and look you want in your bedroom, you do not have to go with carpet anymore. Choose one of these other flooring options to make your bedroom the coziest it can be.