Utilizing Carpets to Create Visual Space in Smaller Rooms

Carpets have been a regal addition to rooms for centuries. Many different cultures have their own renditions, with varying designs and styles that always added a luxurious touch to any room they are placed with. Modern interior design has evolved the usage of the carpet as an element to give a room the illusion of size. 

Homeowners or those living in smaller apartment spaces usually have a space in their residence that they wish were bigger in size. While physically impossible, interior design studies and techniques have found that there are decorative elements that can trick the mind into thinking that space is much larger than it actually is. One of these elements that are readily available are carpets. A carpet fitting that is well done can add visual size and depth to a room, so here are some tips to utilizing these amazing home decor products:

Utilizing Broadloom Carpets

Broadlooms are often larger in scale and extend from wall-to-wall. Using these carpets offer a sense of continuity, which works through tricking the eye into a seamless viewing flow. Breaks in the floor and change in surfaces often provide a stop and start visualization process that tricks the brain into thinking that there is not much space around. When a carpet fitting is done seamlessly all around the room, the eye has no stopping points, creating an impression that the space is larger than it actually is. 

Utilizing Area Rugs

The basic tip interior designers will give about these rugs is to utilize the right size of rug in the right location. Using a rug too small makes the space look disjointed and rough, giving it a smaller feel. Having a carpet of the correct size will accent the furniture around it, and provide nice eye relief. 

Positioning the rug is important, wherein the furniture placed on top of it should provide visual comfort, as well as a sense of proper fitment to give an idea of maximized space. Different kinds and sizes of rugs available on the market make it easy to find something that fits the atmosphere of your home. 

Choosing the Correct Colour Scheme

It is a well-known home decorating fact that light-coloured walls and furniture help bring the illusion of space. Dark hues often suck in space and make the room feel like a void, so it would help to choose a carpet with light colours that do not necessarily match the rest of the room’s theme. Having a carpet that is lighter to look at, such as pastel colours help give the room an extra amount of visual lightness that is easier on the eyes. 

Looking for an Appropriate Pattern

Patterns on carpets and rugs can work in any space, provided that the size of patterns have a properly scaled proportion to the size of the room. The usual notions are that larger patterns fit better in larger rooms, or may also depend on the visible floor spaces. Smaller rooms with less furniture around may also utilize large patterns, as well as larger spaces with multiple pieces of furniture being appropriately matched with a small pattern. 


Floor covering such as carpet fittings and small rugs are perfect accent accessories that many people overlook. These elements of home interior design are often overlooked, which is unfortunate as they have been a part of historical interiors for centuries with some having rich histories. 

When it comes to hiring a professional carpet fitter and flooring expert in Braintree, have a quote done by us at Kings Floors. We’re simply the best for the job!


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