Less is more when it comes to small rooms decorating. Of course, when you’re short on space, you’ll want to be careful while creating a design that’s intentional! And, in most cases, that’s how you’ll end up with the results you’re looking for.
However, in order for the room to be functional and even to give off the illusion of space, you still need a few things.
A carpet is a great way to create that sense of space
Let’s take a closer look at some of the ways carpet can be used to increase the size of your room.
Identify the spot
Begin by determining if you need to carpet a small room or the entire home. The former would be more expensive, but it would also create uniformity throughout your home.
Wall-to-wall and broadloom carpets open up the space and make it look spacious by creating a visual continuity. There aren’t any interruptions cutting through your carpets. Think of how huge and expansive rolling hills look just because they’re spread out endlessly. The carpet would look the same inside your room as it does outside.
Choose the right colors
It’s no secret that light colours let in more light and make your space feel more spacious. So, you may have already painted your small room in light colours and bright shades. Follow the same approach when choosing your carpet colour.
This doesn’t mean you have to go for white carpets or off-white ones. Soft and warm colours like beige, cream and camel are timeless classics that will never go out of fashion.
Experiment with patterns
Apart from the colours, carpet patterns also play a big role in whether or not your room opens up or closes in. Your first rule of thumb in this regard is that the patterns should be scaled to the room’s size. This means that large prints work well for large rooms, while smaller rooms should have smaller prints.
This is not a strict rule. For example, a room with very little furniture would look bigger with a carpet featuring large prints. Conversely, a room with a lot of furniture, no matter how big, would look smaller with a carpet featuring small prints.
Styling gives a perception of space
As we mentioned earlier, carpets are not the same as rugs. So, we’ve compiled a few hot tips you can follow when using rugs to enhance the look of your room. First, let’s be clear that the size of your rug will depend on the purpose, so here are a few use cases for better visual aid:
- Living rooms tend to be open-plan, so you’re looking for a rug that’s large enough to be the focal point of the room but small enough not to take up too much space.
- Bedrooms can have statement rugs along the sides and at the base of the bed, or you can opt for a smaller runner rug that doesn’t have furniture legs.
- On hallways or staircases, there’s not much furniture, so you can opt for large, bold runner rugs. Leave about 12 inches of space on the side of the rug to create the illusion that the space is elongated and open.
Qcflooring offers a wide variety of carpets in Milton Keynes that you can choose to custom design your home. We promise your home will never look better than with these carpets.