Laura. Home Ideas. September 28th , 2017.
One traditional rule of design calls for a progression: Floors dark, walls lighter, ceiling lightest. The rule was base on a Japanese desire to imitate the natural darkness of the earth, medium green or tan surroundings, light‐blue sky. Though decorators now feel free to flout this maxim, it‘s still useful to know. First of all, if you stick to it you can’t go far wrong; second, you can′t break a rule until you know what it is.
The surface we walk on is the foundation of the whole room‘s interior design, so what you choose is bound to be important. New floors are expensive; even a small room seems surprisingly large when you begin paying to cover it. Since floor coverings get the hardest wear of any room component, invest as much as you can in them. Factors to take into consideration when choosing a floor covering: Wearability, maintenance, comfort, quiet, safety, cost and aesthetics.
Wood is the most versatile of possible floors. It's soft also resilient and it improves with age. If it`s in less than perfect condition, it can be sanded, stained, painted or even stenciled. Wall‐to‐wall carpeting blends in best in all–over neutral. Think long and hard before choosing such a floor covering in a bright color or bold pattern ― you‘ll have to live with it for a long time. And it could limit future choices in furniture, fabric, and artwork.
Hard‐surface floors like vinyl or ceramic tile, or even marble or terrazzo, increase your options. They wear well however if thou use them in the living room, thou should add rugs for warmth. Area rugs can be placed over carpeting as well as on bare floors. They create a center point also add color, texture, or pattern.
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