Welcome to our gallery featuring a large selection of living rooms featuring beautiful dark hardwood flooring.
There is a long-standing argument between supporters of carpet and hardwood. Carpet is by far cheaper than hardwood to install, but doesn’t last as long and is prone to holding pet stains and dander. For allergy sufferers, hardwood is often the best way to relieve indoor symptoms.
While hardwood is certainly beautiful and durable, one of the main complaints against it is that in the winter hardwood can be very cold to walk on. This is true, and the reason why in many of the following designs you’ll see area rugs of varying sizes, colors, and styles.
This gallery features dark hardwood flooring, which is typically associated with contemporary and traditionally styled homes and favored for the contrast with a neutral color palette. Even the darkest floors have a warm undertone that complements more colorful accents. In the above dual-sided living room, the dark hardwood floors allow the two rooms to flow together while still maintaining distinct seating areas marked by area rugs.
As you peruse this living room gallery, watch for the different styles of hardwood floors. Some will have very thin planks, while others will embrace a much more contemporary wide plank. Some of the floors will not vary at all in tone, like in the above living room, while others will range from planks in a much lighter tone to planks in wood so dark it looks black–all within the same floor!
We hope you’ll love this varied gallery of large and small living rooms as much as we do!
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An ornate southwestern style archway leads from the dining room into the living room. The way the exposed beams and hardwood floors flow into the room makes the space feel larger and aesthetically connected.
These dark hardwood floors have a rich red tone that pulls a rich wine color out of the thick fringed curtains on either side of each window. The dark wood is continued throughout the furniture.
While many dark wood floors tend to have little variation in color, these have an almost gray and featherlike woodgrain.
Bamboo flooring is considered a hardwood floor, although bamboo is technically a grass. This gorgeous example shows the varying tones and thin planks that pick up each tone in the cowhide rug.
This open-concept living area that flows into the dining room and a galley kitchen is another great example of multi-tonal floors. These have a more dusky tone that complements the modern furniture.
A more traditional solid hardwood floor goes perfectly with the exposed wooden ceiling and columns of this rustic great room. Light variation in tone and a beautiful wood grain add to the natural feel.
The soaring ceiling panels are painted a golden brown that picks up some of the varying tones of the hardwood floor far below. Perhaps the most stunning part of this formal living room is the contrast between the floors and the pristine wainscoting on the walls. Molding details are abundant throughout this elegant room.
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The rich red tones of this floor warm up the cream linen sofas and the light stacked stone of the enclosed fireplace. The planks are laid on a diagonal, which adds another dimension of visual interest.
These ultra-dark wood floors are almost black and contrast beautifully with the white ceilings, built-ins, and fireplace. To bridge the gap between the two colors are shades of silver and gray in the richly textured furniture.
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These rich dark wood floors vary very little in tone and complement the button-tufted leather sofa against the stately windows. A light cream marble table sits on a white and beige cowhide rug.
This much more modern living room has wide-plank wood floors stained nearly black laid on a diagonal. Small natural accents, like the stump side tables, add a bit of life to the room.
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These smooth, polished red-toned wood floors are a more traditional width and go perfectly with the varied, curved wooden furnishings.
This rustic dark wood living room has two large seating areas and fantastic exposed beams across the wide, tall ceilings.
The dark wood floors of this modestly sized but comfortable living room are covered by a natural fiber area rug that lends a nautical feel to the blue and white color pallet.
This gorgeous modern living room features dark hardwood flooring that simultaneously contrasts and picks up some of the more orange tones of the wood of the entertainment center and the wall-mounted television cabinet.
This more eclectic styled living room features dark wood floors with little variation in tone, which allows patterns in the furniture to be more varied and still not compete.
This widely varying dark wood floor is laid in a herringbone pattern, which adds a bit of contemporary flair to this simply decorated living room.
The intense variation of these wood floors mean that they need to be the focal point of the room. Cream sofas and other solids keep all attention on the floor’s pattern.
This contemporary living room features a stone tile fireplace and layered patterns. The dark wood flooring adds a solid undertone to the space.
This utterly contemporary living room features a few decorative elements that add subtle style to the room. The most unique feature is certainly the built in sink on one side of the fireplace and the bar area on the other.
The beautiful dark wood floors continue all throughout the main floor of this home, allowing the various seating areas to flow into one another through the wide archways.
This open, spacious living room has wide plank hardwood floors in a rich black stain that matches the minimalist cabinetry and dark furniture.
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