Large airy rooms are a homeowners dream. But, in reality, most of us are trying to make smaller spaces—from our bedrooms to our kitchens—look bigger and more open than they are. Thankfully there are several ways to work with flooring to open your spaces and maximise what you have. Here’s how you can use flooring to make your room look bigger.
The secret to making rooms look bigger with flooring starts with the diagonal rule. Diagonal lines work to create the illusion of space because when a person enters a room, their eyes are immediately drawn to the widest part of a pattern – the same is true in art. So whether you’re installing a striped carpet in a bedroom, or LVT flooring in a kitchen, if you’re looking to create space, go diagonal.
Wider, longer planks stretch the eye, so whether you’re installing hardwood planks, laminate or LVT in your lounge, kitchen, or throughout a space like an apartment, avoid thinner planks. Anytime you’re working with less square metreage, you want to avoid narrow or thin planks.
Speaking of larger being better, when it comes to a room with floor tiles, the same logic applies: larger tiles usually make a floor space appear larger than small ones. Lots of smaller tiles on a floor means more lines for the eye to land on — and that busy feeling can create a sense of mayhem. So if you have a smaller kitchen or bathroom, go big!
Lighten the Mood
Intuitively, lighter walls often create an airy, open feel, whether in the kitchen or bedroom. But what’s not so known is, when light wall paint is paired with a dark floor, the contrast works to create an effect of openness—and the feeling of a larger space. Not to mention, a dark floor, whether it’s LVT tile or a dark carpet can make a lighter ceiling seem even higher.
Need Help With Choosing New Flooring?
We can help you choose the right flooring to make your room look bigger. Talk to your local experts at Carpet Image. We will help you find the perfect floors for your home. We’re here to help and to make your space the most inviting environment it can be.