Décor refers to the “furnishing and decoration of a room.” This includes flooring, which is just as important as things like wallpaper and furniture. In fact, flooring is a key design aspect in any space, though it is more difficult to transform. Whereas furniture, on the other hand, you can simply replace or remove with relative ease.
Flooring is a bit trickier. You can use the flooring of your room to set the tone and the overall atmosphere of the room. In many ways, the foundation of that entire room, and every other element must be in harmony with your surfacing material.
To alter the flooring of a room, you can replace the old surfacing material, paint over them, or install a rug. One type of rug is a handmade Persian rug that, when you step into that room, gives off a very interesting feel. It feels both welcoming and intriguing. Familiar, yet mystical. This sense of exoticism and novelty can be further enhanced by décor items such as wallpaper, specific pieces of furniture that lend themselves to the same feeling of novelty, as well as working to create an overall atmosphere that is fitting with the kind of energy you want your home to radiate.
Replacing the old flooring can be a little trickier, due to the process of tearing out the surfacing, or having somebody else do it. This approach comes with a variety of costs involving the materials, hiring the right contractor, and myriad of other considerations. That said, there are many different patterns you can apply to the room you wish to revamp, and each pattern will aid in creating the atmosphere you wish to impart upon the room. One of the things to consider when choosing a pattern is the kind of feelings you want to evoke. Are you a creative person who wants to evoke feelings of imagination? Then, perhaps, a “random width” pattern – a pattern where the floorboards are cut to different widths – would be good for you. Or, if you prefer order and tidiness, then maybe a Chevron Wood pattern would be the right choice.
Painting over the flooring is yet another option, because color has its own set of feelings associated with it. Depending on who you are, you may feel an attraction to the color blue or the color green. Perhaps, they evoke feelings within you, and you’d like to use them to contribute to the atmosphere you want to create within the room that you are revamping. Painting is also one of the cheapest options, because you can do it on your own, and you can also hire a contractor for a fairly small amount, especially in comparison to tearing out the old flooring.
To prepare for these new changes, it’s wise to assess the space itself. Not the measurements and things like that – although, those are equally important – but the function of the room. So, what do you use that room for? Is it an office? A living room? Is it the first room you enter when you go inside your house? What purpose does it serve, and how does this purpose align with the rest of the home? Then, ask yourself “What purpose would I like it to serve?” This is a good question because it allows you to focus on what you want the décor of the room to be, and the feelings you want it to evoke, which is one of the most important parts of any décor setup. From this, you can choose whether a rug is a good option or if you should paint the flooring, tearing out the old to put the new in.
In the end, flooring is the foundation of a room’s décor. Therefore, it is crucial that you assess the function of the room, what you want the function to be, and the feelings you want that room to evoke. From that, you can work on the flooring and then figure out the rest of the décor!