It can feel exhausting and stressful decorating your home as there are endless options on the market. We rarely change our flooring so when we do it’s important to get it right, as a decent floor can transform your home.
It can help a room feel cozy and snug or make it look spacious and big. Changing your floor is a great way to make your home feel fresh and new! To help we’ve put together a guide on what to consider when picking a floor for your house.
Do You Have Pets?
Consider your family’s lifestyle and whether your pets will make a lot of mess. Try to avoid cream carpets if you have a dog, as fur and mud might get stuck in the material. Instead consider wooden floors, as they are timeless, and they are great for pets!
You can get a range of hardwood floor colors, so you can pick a wood color that suits the room. Carpets are more easily ruined by pets, so consider the other options on the market before you decide to buy them.
A Spacious or Cozy Room?
Floors can make a room feel smaller or bigger, so decide on how you want the room to look before you buy. You may want your house in winter to feel warm and small, so make sure one room has a carpet. Carpets will also hold heat in better than laminated floors.
A warm-colored carpet is perfect for cozy rooms in which you’ll want to snuggle up in a blanket. Whereas, light and spacious places will benefit from cooler colors like cream. So, spend time in the room you want to renovate and decide on how you want to feel when relaxing in there.
What Color Should You Choose?
Floors work like walls, as they can help reflect light which will transform a room. We carefully consider the color of our walls, and we should dedicate the same amount of time deciding on what color our floor should be. Remember that the color should match the rest of the room.
For example, light colors will help make a small room look larger, whilst darker colors will bring warmth to your home. We recommend getting some floor samples, much like wall samples, as it’ll allow you to try out new flooring.
What is Your Budget?
It is recommended that you set a home renovation budget when you’re re-decorating your property. The price of flooring can massively vary, so take time to consider how much you’re willing to spend. Often, it’s good to put some money aside to invest in decent flooring that’ll last.
You can buy cheap laminated floors, however, these won’t look as stylish as better quality ones. Remember to budget how much the floor will cost to install and whether you want to do it yourself or pay a professional to lay the floor down.