Use carpet to make your room look bigger
Most people have at least one small room or space in their home that they would like to be bigger. Even if you can not physically make the room bigger, there are ways to make it feel larger with well-chosen decorative elements. Carpeting is one of those elements. It does not matter if you have wall-to-wall carpet or rug on top of other flooring, choosing the right carpet can help make your space feel larger. Here are some tips to help you do just that.
Installing wall-to-wall carpeting in a room can help make the space feel larger by creating continuity. Changing floor coverings means visual ups and downs for the eyes. In contrast, extending the carpet from wall to wall means that nothing obstructs the eye, giving the impression that the room is larger than it is.
Area Rug Tips
The key to using an area rug to make your room look bigger is to get the right size rug. One of the most common decorating mistakes is choosing a rug that is too small, which makes the room look messy and broken, making it appear smaller.
The exact size of rug that is optimal for your space depends on several factors, including the position of your furniture. Always remember that all the furniture in a room should be on the carpet. If this is not possible, at least place the front legs of the larger furniture on the carpet.
Most people are familiar with the concept that light colors make a room look larger than dark colors. However, that does not mean you should install white or cream carpet throughout your home. Using lighter colors than your favorite throughout the room will help to visually make the space feel larger. Also, lighter colors reflect more sunlight (or artificial light) than darker colors, so a greater incidence of light makes the room look more open.
If you want to have a pattern on your rug, make sure the size of the pattern matches the size of the room. The usual rule is larger patterns for larger rooms. But this rule is not set in stone and depends more on the visible area on the floor. For example, a small room that does not have a lot of furniture may have a larger pattern, while a large room with a lot of furniture might need a smaller pattern. Your flooring is an important part of your room design and can have a big impact on the overall feel of the room. Choosing the right flooring can help make the room feel larger.
Be sure to choose the right carpet for the room you have chosen
Since rugs can change the look of a room (from living room to bedroom) and are usually an investment, you need to make sure you buy the right size, color and material. A good tip for buying the right size rug: reduce the length and width of the room by 3 feet. The floor around the edges should be left bare – this will make the room look a little bigger. If you decide to put a rug under your dining table, leave at least 24 inches from the edge of the table on all sides.
This way, the backs of the chairs will stay on the rug, even when pulled out to sit. When it comes to colors and materials – you can be bold in the living room, but be careful in the bedroom. Choose cotton or wool with designs that calm the environment. When it comes to runners or hallway rugs, Decor Magazine says they should be 4 inches narrower and 18 to 24 inches shorter than your hallway rugs. Of course, they should be wide enough for you to stand on with both feet while walking.
Larger rugs can be expensive, so many people buy rugs that are too small. Our advice is to take your time and examine the rugs for sale at your leisure, or save a little more money so you can buy a rug that really fits your room and makes it complete.