Eye-Catching Style in a Limited Space

Many people are concerned that darker finishes and parquet flooring can only be used in expansive rooms. This home in Clapham is proof-positive that a dark finish can create a dramatic and appealing contrast in any room, no matter its dimensions. By retaining a light décor on the lower half of the hall wainscoting, the parquet flooring brings attention to the mouldings and balustrade while providing an added level of interest to the home’s traditional features. Rather than making a smaller room feel gloomy, a dark finish will work with light coloured walls to make confined spaces more cozy, warm and welcoming. Patterned flooring will also provide a focal point for rooms that are otherwise devoid of a centerpiece like a fireplace or picture window.