15 Best Rugs For Your Dark Wood Floors

When it comes to interior design, you won’t easily find a person who would choose tile or carpet over hard wood floor. Wood floors are beautiful and bring so much character into a home, plus they wear well and are easy to clean. But sometimes, there is concern over dark wood flooring. Is it too heavy for the space? Will it make things look too dark? If you’re considering a re-staining job just because you have dark hard wood, you will be glad to know that there is an easy fix for your quandary. A rug! Rugs will enhance the beauty of your hard wood floor while adding some flair to the rest of your room’s decor. Here are 15 rugs that will make your dark hard wood floors pop.

Simple stitch dark floor rugView in gallery

Sometimes simplicity works best in a space. If you want more attention on the wood than the rug, go for a rug with a whip stitch edge like this one. A light color will make the dark floor stand out while the stitch gives it a bit of fun. (via Anthropologie)

Painted dark floor rugView in gallery

Maybe you prefer a rug that feels more artsy in your artsy space. This brush stroked rug looks just like somebody put a modern painting on your floor. It’s swirling colors will look great against the backdrop of dark wood. (via West Elm)

Hardwood floor carpetView in gallery

One surefire way to lighten up a dark wood floor is to get an opposite color rug. In this case cream. Which will make you happy because these patterned ivory rugs are on trend so here is your excuse to get one. (via Lulu and Georgia)

Light hide dark floor rugView in gallery

Animal hides make such great rugs to step onto first thing in the morning, but if you have a dark wood floor, a cow hide might be too dark for the space. Opt for a lighter hide like this reindeer rug. (via CB2)

Floral pattern dark floor rugView in gallery

There’s no harm in going classic in the rug department. The bright colors and lively pattern on this beauty will make a great show piece when you lay it on your dark wood floor. (via Anthropologie)

Quilt dark floor rugView in gallery

Here’s a rug that whispers of a country living room and family nights in front of a cozy fire. Maybe it’s the woven durability but I think it’s the quilt pattern. (via West Elm)

Native dark floor rugView in gallery

Eclectic homes often have hard wood floors and native patterned rugs. If you’re thinking though that there’s too much black and blue in those patterned for your dark wood floor, get this bright option instead. (via Lulu and Georgia)

Woven dark floor rugView in gallery

Are you focused more on comfort than looks? Lucky for you, this chunky woven rug will provide both to your space. Whether under the bed or by the couch, choose a light color and you’ll have a winner. (via Anthropologie)

Circle dark floor rugView in gallery

Speaking of light colors, the main reason for a light rug on a dark floor is to provide a space in the deep brown. But if you find a rug like this with a light border, who cares what else goes on in the middle. (via West Elm)

Division rug geometric designView in gallery

There’s just something about a geometric pattern that is so mid century modern and friendly. This one especially will look awesome against your wood floors. (via CB2)

Foxy dark floor rugView in gallery

Where there are flowers, there is happiness. And isn’t that sleepy fox adorable? So how can you resist putting this rug on your dark hard wood floor? (via Anthropologie)

Yellow dark floor rugView in gallery

While we’re talking about happiness, yellow is the color of choice. This pattern will look amazing in any room with dark hard wood that you choose. Especially your child’s. (via Lulu and Georgia)

Hand-Tufted Trellis RugView in gallery

For some rooms, you just need to step out and choose a bold color to break up the monotony. This rug promises to bring some life into your sea of dark wood. (via Anthropologie)

black and white check rugView in gallery

Is it just me or are the classic checked patterns making a come back? I’m totally okay with it though. Especially when it comes to this gorgeous checked cream rug. (via CB2)

Kate Spade Neutral CarpetView in gallery

If you’re wanting to go the safe route in buying a rug, neutral colors are always a good idea. Jute rugs are light brown and wear extremely well so they’re a great option for any space in your home. (via Lulu and Georgia)