If my wood trim is dark, what color pergo flooring/furniture should I get?

I’m thinking about buying a house that has beautiful dark wood original trim around the windows and floor in the living room and dining room. Right now, both of those rooms are carpeted with a lightish tan color. I want to rip out the carpet in the dining room (these two rooms are next to each other) and install pergo laminate because I have dogs. I’ll keep the carpet that’s in the living room.

I was thinking I would go with all dark wood furniture, a dark leather couch that has a “distressed” look, and Indian Tigerwood Laminate Pergo Flooring.

Some visual examples to help:

Dining room furniture: http://s7d4.scene7.com/is/image/ASF/J_1192566_SA?$lg$

Floors: http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=235114-35938-080510&lpage=none

And this isn’t the room, but this trim is EXACTLY the same as my house: http://pa-lvar.photos.mlsfinder.com/photos/3/2/7/1/1/1/327111-10.jpg

Would all of this look good together? I think what’s throwing me off is the dark wood trim. Everywhere I’ve looked the trim was white and seemed to be easier to decorate with.

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  1. Stephen G

    Timber trim like this is as rare as rocking horse poop, keep it, I like your choice of furniture, but I reckon that the flooring you’re considering would give you concussion pretty quickly. I’d suggest something with not such a “busy” grain in your flooring.
    A fatal mistake many people make is trying to make everything a feature. Choose something light and not too grainy and I’m sure you’ll be happy with the result.

  2. I love it – all of it!
    If you want to add color, do it with wall pictures & artifacts…

  3. grace71149

    Go with what you like. The home we recently moved to has all lighter wood trim which I like better than dark, but we do have a darker coffee table that looks nice in the living room with the natural color couch that is in there. You can always mix light & dark wood if you are unsure of all the dark wood (our coffee table is the “distressed” look and great for children to be around).

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