Many people argue that carpets aren’t the best option for a small room as they cramp with the place. Carpets are just like any other flooring. You just need to be careful about your choices. As we mentioned earlier, doing dark is a good option as it can add depth. So, you can easily go for a dark color that doesn’t get too dirty too quickly.
However, there are certain types of carpet you should avoid, and that includes carpets with smaller and busy patterns. That gives a disturbing illusion of too much going on in a small floor area. Same goes for tiles. If you want to go for patterned tiles, make sure it is a clean and big pattern with plenty of blank space. Here is an in-depth guide in buying the right carpet.
Transform Your Small Space to Make It Appear Larger
Excited at the prospect of transforming your small room? Schedule a time to meet with a 50 Floor representative in your home and explore the wide world of flooring choices for all your spaces.
What Color Flooring Makes a Room Look Larger?
Truthfully, both light and dark floor colors can make your space feel bigger in its own way. You can use a cream-colored carpet, whitewashed hardwood floor or another light-toned shade to make the room feel bigger.
To get the maximum effect, it is best to pair your light flooring with brighter walls and ample lighting.
Light and dark flooring
Choosing lighter colored flooring to compliment your furniture can expand the perceived size of any room and can open the space right up. Think cream carpets, natural and neutral toned tiles and whitewashed wood flooring. These attractive, light and neutral colors give a room an open and airy feel, making it appear larger, whilst also drawing in the natural sunlight from outside.
- Do dark floors make a room look smaller or bigger?
How Can My Carpet Make My Room Look Bigger?
Just like hard flooring, light colors can create a sense of space with carpet. The right patterns and textures can also help expand a room before your eyes.
Color: as with hard flooring, white carpet or a light color like beige or light gray can add brightness and a sense of space. Patterns: we generally recommend smaller patterns for smaller spaces, and simple lines tend to work better than busy designs. Vertical stripes are an excellent choice for small rooms, while subtle shading can help create an illusion of space.