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Our Wood Floor Update: It's Finished!

You might recall back in the spring, Per and I realised that the wood floor in our open-plan living area had finally bitten the dust. No amount of sanding, waxing and glue could rescue it. I was so grateful to hear all your thoughts on which style of wood floor to go for (it's a minefield as the options are endless!). After A LOT of deliberation, we finally chose Cured Oak LYBY wide plank (28cm) with a rustic, white matte lacquer finish from Swedish brand Bjelin. The reason: most of all, we fell in love with this particular wood floor. But also, it's easy to install (see my post of us in action here), really hard-wearing (with a messy family of five this was essential!) and made of renewable raw materials.  

Originally, it was a toss up between parquet flooring and wide planks - I've always loved both styles but in the end, we opted for the wide planks since I knew they would fit with the contemporary feel of our home and bring an element of calm to the living space (trust me, an open-plan living space with three kids around can get pretty hectic!).  We also chose a light wood as it's a pretty dark room, especially in the winter and I have to say, the white lacquer finish has given the room an instant lift! 

We're so thrilled with it! The only problem is, that decorating always seems to have a knock-on effect: update one thing in your home and then other things beside it start to look dated! Do you find the same? Don't tell Per though - he's only just recovered from the installation!

I hope you like our new wood floor as much as we do! 

You can find more details about it here - and see how our room looked before the renovation here. In case you're curious about laying a wood floor yourself, read Per's best tips!

I'll be back tomorrow with a very exciting home tour - please do pop back as I'd hate for you to miss it. In the meantime, I'm sending sunny weather vibes from Sweden! 

Niki

Thank you so much to Bjelin for partnering with us in this project, it made the whole renovation so seamless. All words are my own and I only ever work with brands I absolutely love! 

LATEST COMMENTS:

  1. The floor is gorgeous ! what an excellent choice. My house is very similar to your, color-wise, but not as much sun light as yours...Ive been trying to convince my husband to replace our 18 year old 30X30 beige tiles to a beautiful wooden floor just like yours..sigh..just gorgeous :)

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  2. Thank you so much Maya! I am SO happy you like it :) Hopefully these pictures might persuade your husband to go for a beautiful wooden floor :)

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  3. Looks amazing! great choice.

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  4. It's gorgeous! Your home is so light and airy. I absolutely love the bar cart and styling and your sheer curtains also.

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    1. Thank you :) It feels so much lighter now. which. makes a huge difference!

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  5. Just beautiful and seems perfect for your space,, as though it was always there!

    Best,
    Pam

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  6. Beautiful! and on a side note, where is your gorgeous dress from? :)

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    1. Thank you! I got in the sale a couple of months ago from Scotch and Soda :)

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  7. It turned out great. I would like to replace my existing hardwood flooring too - it has been sanded and refinished once and as per the refinisher, it could stand one more refinish but who has been through the process know what a nightmare it is - it is best to do before you move into the house. I would not go through the process again even if somebody paid me for it. Also, the existing floor has very narrow planks and much prefer the wider ones. But with two dogs, I am putting it off for the obvious reason.

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    1. I hear you Alena! It’s a major job! Plus I’ve seen from my sisters experience how a dog (as cute as they are) can destroy wood floors! Best to keep to the one you have for the time being!

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  8. Looks amazing! Love your bar cart.

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  9. Wooden flooring has its pros and cons, and this blog has done its best into combining the perfect way to incorporate it into a home. Living room wooden floors can make the house feel warm and comfortable right when you step foot in it. It has its health benefits and is easier to clean as well. However, contacting professionals to install them for you can be the best way to ensure that you have the best quality of wood that would not rot away with time, and it is installed well. So, if you are looking forward to a complete renovation of your home, reputable professionals are you go-to.

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  10. This looks soo beautiful, Simple and Elegant... :)

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