Q: Same flooring throughout looks bigger?
Is it true that, if you have a smaller place like a condo or a cottage, having the same floor throughout makes the place look bigger? I read this somewhere, but it seems counter-intuitive.
This does work very well. Because of using the same flooring throughout the home, there are no high-contrast transitions between rooms, which makes the eye "travel" more, without a visual stop sign- which is what a transition in floorin is, really. That visual cue says "this space stops/begins here".
If you don't like the idea of the same flooring throughout, you can choose different floors, all in the same general color (i.e. light beige woods, sandy colored carpet, neutral beige tiles, etc.) This will have close to the same effect.
Another good idea is to lay any wood or tile on a diagonal- this tends to make spaces look bigger.
And lastly, contrasting your flooring choice with wall paint is a good tip to making a room look bigger- light walls with dark floors, and vice versa.
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