Tricks of the Trade: Carpeting
To make a space look larger and more balanced, lay wall-to-wall carpeting down throughout the room. If there is an adjoining space, like a closet or dressing room, the area will appear even bigger if the carpeting is extended into those areas, as well. Think the wall-to-wall look too boring? Do as the Europeans do – place an area rug upon the wall-to-wall carpet. This look achieves distinguishing the highlighted area, while maintaining an even, smooth look all around. Here, the softness of the floor is maintained along with a definition of space. It is a most elegant look. By itself, wall-to-wall carpeting opens up the breadth of a room, widening its boundaries and creating the illusion of infinity. In a small room, this type of carpeting is highly beneficial in that it opens up and enlarges a space. best kind of carpeting to use, in these instances, is a cut and knot style carpet. As opposed to plush solid cut carpeting that reflects all footprints, a cut and knot is flatter and thus less impressionable. It also reflects the light in an interesting way, giving a tone on tone effect. Very chic, very cool – wall-to-wall cleans up a lot of unnecessary fuss on the floor.