1. HORIZONTAL = WIDE
Installing your floor in a narrow room? Why not lay the flooring boards horizontally! Boards laid width-wise will make the surface appear wider, avoiding a boxed-in effect at all times. To enhance this even further, make sure not to use dark colours for neither your floor or your walls, as these will make a narrow room look even narrower.
2. VERTICAL = LONG
If you’re laying your floor in a short room, you’ll want to add a sense of depth. Make the room look longer by installing your floor vertically. Want to increase the effect of lengthwise installation? Make sure to combine a light-coloured floor with darker walls: this will add even more depth to your room.
3. DIAGONAL = BIG
To really spruce up a very small room with minimal extra effort or materials costs, you can opt for diagonal flooring. Most commonly at a 45-degree angle, this will make your room a feast for the eyes. At as little as 10 degrees, diagonal flooring also helps tie a wall visually to one in another room, creating a unifying effect: talk about opening up a room!