Any interior designer will tell you to design a room starting with the floor and then the walls. However, before you pick a style of flooring, you need to evaluate what you want and what you need. After you have figured out those two things, you can then focus on the look of the flooring.
The first step is to decide what type of flooring will work best in your home. Carpet will give your home a warmer and comfortable look, and vinyl will add a great flooring visual at a cheaper price than hardwood or tile. Also, hardwood works great with pets and children, and it adds a good resale value on your home. You do not have to stick to only one type of flooring. Pick what will work best for your needs.
The next decision to make is if you want the flooring to be a focal point of the room or if it should be a compliment to the rest of the room. After choosing the floor’s priority in the design of the room, you need to pick the color that works best. Neutral will always work well, especially if you decide to sell your home, but you should go with the color you want. You need to choose what will make you happy in the long run. Make sure to choose a dominant color and two complimentary colors for the room. Usually the floor will have the dominant color.
The last decision to make is about the style of the flooring. If you choose carpet or vinyl, then your choices are easier. However, if you choose tile or hardwood, then you have more design styles to choose from. If you choose to be more conservative with the flooring, then you can always add an area rug to liven up the room.
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