If you have wood floors or carpet that you love, you can build a room design from the floor up. Often when designing a room, we begin with an inspiration fabric or accent color. Flooring is typically 30% of a room, so it should be a big factor in the overall design of the space. Taking flooring into account at the beginning of your design will create a beautiful polished room in the end.
Even if you don’t love your existing flooring, choosing your flooring at the beginning of the design process is a good idea. Think of how you will use the space. Kitchens and bathrooms have different flooring needs than living and bedrooms. Do you have pets? Kids? High foot traffic? All of these should be taken into consideration when choosing flooring types and colors.
Once you have your beautiful floors selected, you can begin building your room. Get samples of paint, wallpaper, fabric and accent colors to create a unified design. When selecting colors for the room, take into account the color and tone of your floors. Dark or light, warm or cool tones in the flooring will make wall and fabric colors look differently. Keep floor color in mind especially if you have wood furniture on wood floors. A little bit of contrast between the woods will make the furniture stand out more; similar colors will make the two elements blend together.
Remember, if it all seems too overwhelming, involve the help of a flooring professional. They can help you pull everything together.