There are several different elements that go into a beautiful dollhouse display, but perhaps one of the most underrated is that of dollhouse flooring. While furniture certainly plays a critical role in determining how a dollhouse looks, if you want your display to stand out you have to make sure you’re paying attention to the little details!
This is why we’ve put together this guide on dollhouse flooring ideas that can help you make sure each and every room within your dollhouse has the lived in, detailed look you want! We’ll cover dollhouse tiles, wood floors, carpeting, and more!
Follow along with the ideas below and be sure to click the links we provide that can help you find the perfect items within our store right here at Dollhouse City!
Why is Dollhouse Flooring Important
First and foremost, what makes dollhouse flooring so integral to the way your dollhouse appears?
Well it helps to think about our own homes. Whether it’s a beautiful marble floor, hardwood flooring with attractive rugs, or an expensive carpet, many of the rooms within our homes are defined by the flooring. This one element can completely alter the way a room looks and feels - many of us even search for homes with specific flooring elements, depending on what kind of look we want or our own personal preferences.
The same holds true for any well thought out dollhouse display. The dollhouse flooring options that exist are just as varied as the real thing, which means you need to be paying just as much attention when shopping around for your dollhouse furniture and decor. After all, would a dollhouse with a hardwood floor really be devoid of any rugs?
It’s these kinds of small things that can really bring your dollhouse to life and give it that extra element of depth and realism that will help it stand out. When crafting attractive dollhouse displays, the flooring is just as important as that gorgeous Victorian style bed or an intricate dresser. If not more so!
Different Kinds of Dollhouse Flooring
If you have been searching for dollhouse flooring ideas, no doubt you have come across a wide variety of options. Just as with real homes, each kind of flooring has its own benefits and cons. Which kind of dollhouse flooring you choose for your own display will rest on what your goals are for it, such as the authentic look you are cultivating or the purpose of a certain room.
Let’s not use any carpeting in the bathroom! This is the perfect example of something that will make your dollhouse feel off - just as it would in real life.
You also have to consider the upkeep. Homeowners love hardwood floors because in general, they are easier to take care of than other kinds of flooring, specifically carpets. You can say much the same about the different elements of your dollhouse, and while cleaning and maintaining a dollhouse setting is relatively simple overall, you’re obviously going to approach cleaning a dollhouse rug differently than you would wiping down a bare wooden floor.
So what are the different kinds of dollhouse flooring options available? Let’s go through a few of the most common and popular options:
- Dollhouse Tiles: A popular option because tiling is stylish, comes in a wide variety of designs and textures, is relatively easy to maintain, and can really help you define an entire space. Dollhouse tile flooring can be used in any room of a dollhouse, but keep in mind that just as in real life, it may look out of place in certain settings. Unless your dollhouse is in the likeness of a mega-mansion, would a bedroom really have marble floor tiles? That being said, if you have a distinct vision, go for it! You just might come up with something that looks authentic but is wholly unique. You can see from the wonderful variety of dollhouse tiles in our store that there is no shortage of different options to choose from, so let your imagination soar.
- Dollhouse Carpets: Much like in our own homes, carpeting is an easy and effective way to protect the underlying flooring while also giving you a lot of leeway to create a particular look and feel to most rooms. You can utilize matching dollhouse wallpaper to really conjure a realistic setting.
- Dollhouse Rugs: An alternative to carpeting, and typically easier to work with, rugs for dollhouses work just as they do in real homes: they are used to define spaces, protect hardwood floors or marble floors, and provide attractive accents. If you love the way your flooring already looks but think it needs a touch of something extra, a stylish area rug could be the missing element.
- Wood Flooring: Stylish, trendy, and easy to maintain, wood flooring for dollhouses is a simple and effective way to enhance the look of your dollhouse while giving it a realistic appearance. Which kind of wood you select will depend on the look you are trying to create as well as what furniture you may already have. Keeping in mind that certain wood grains will clash with others, so if you are creating a period piece for instance, match up the coloration of your wood flooring with any furniture you intend to buy.
Using Dollhouse Tiles
Dollhouse tiles may be the most versatile and attractive option of them all. We love them because with tiling, you can easily elevate a space and give it a distinct look of luxury, or simply use tiles to create a cool-looking bathroom. Since there is so much you can do with dollhouse tiles, they stand out as one of the best dollhouse flooring options available.
Marble flooring for dollhouses such as this attractive green tile would really make a dollhouse display pop with a hint of elegance. Alternatively you can try some of the hexagonal tiles we have in our store, as these kinds of tiles are popular in modern homes today and can really change the look of a bathroom or other space for the better.
You can mix and match different tiles for certain rooms but keep in mind the entire dollhouse should have a certain coherent flow to it. Just as in our own homes, some rooms have a completely different kind of flooring than others depending on their use. You might want to consider adding an attractive tile style to your dollhouse kitchen, for instance, even if the rest of your dollhouse uses wood flooring.
Don’t Forget the Rugs
Also keep in mind that you can layer different kinds of flooring for a strong realism effect. It’s common in real homes for multiple rugs to be used in many different ways, whether on top of wood flooring, tile flooring, or even on carpets. Rugs can add a unique personality to a space, or they can serve a clear “practical” purpose (your dolls aren’t going to actually take showers and get sopping wet, but you still might want to add a bath mat or rug beside the bathtub all the same!)
Larger rugs can also act as secondary carpeting, with the original flooring acting as a border around the edges of the room in question. When you realize how many different options there are, you can see why we had to put together these dollhouse flooring ideas so you know where to start!