When decorating a room from the floor to the ceiling, you have the chance to coordinate all the design elements from scratch. Unless you are doing a home remodel or building a new home, one or more of these design elements will already be in place when you decorate the room. If you like your flooring, be sure to incorporate it into the new room design rather than ignore it.
If the flooring is ready to be changed for either wear or style, think about putting a darker color on the floor. Dark stained woods, including ebony stains that read as black, are a very popular choice for wood floors. These dark wood floors can add drama to a space and anchor it.
Darker carpet can achieve the same effect. Darker carpet will also hide the dirt more but not the lint or pet hair so you might need to vacuum more often if you have pets. Darker colors like those seen here can act as neutrals in a space as well as greys and browns.
Pair darker floors with lighter walls to balance out the deep color if you want an airy feel to the space. Go with deeper neutrals and colors on the walls if you want the space to feel cozy. Darker floors that are either wood or carpet can help ground white or light furniture in the space. A dark color area rug can designate a living or dining area in an open floor plan with lighter floors.