Have a room in your home that feels small and closed off from the rest of the house? Live in a small studio and are struggling to make the room feel open and welcoming?
If you’ve tried every option out there and still can’t get the effect you want, don’t worry! Often people overlook the easiest solution to making their home look bigger: the flooring!
Below are some handy tips and tricks that will allow you to completely open up your home and give any room a whole new look.
Quick Flooring Tips To Enhance Your Small Space
Be Careful Of Dark Colors
Although dark colored flooring can work in many circumstances, it may not be the best choice for a small room. If you match dark flooring with dark walls and dark furnishings you may find your space transformed into a cave.
Dark flooring with the wrong fittings can feel extremely claustrophobic. To make a small space feel comfortable, you need to open it up. To do this, consider using lighter colors to make the space brighter and more welcoming.
Create Continuity in your Home
Continuity can be applied to one room, your entire home, or even to build a link between your outdoor and indoor spaces. To achieve continuity in your home, consider the following:
- Use the same light color on both the walls and the floor
- Use similar colors/patterns between rooms, with one consistent color or feature
- Avoid large patterns that create ‘noise’
If you live in a small home with outdoor space, you can create the illusion of more space overall by adding continuity or ‘flow’ between the interior and exterior. A simple way to do this is to choose flooring that matches the exterior flooring. For instance, if your exterior deck is made of dark wood planking, consider dark wood flooring inside. Even with closed doors, you’ll find the space is being projected through the glass to make the room seem larger.