by Sara Costi
The living room is the area of the home where we spend most time enjoying each other’s company, so it has to be comfortable and relaxing. This requires precise, careful planning to meet the needs of the occupants.
When choosing the right flooring, a number of factors must be taken into account, including the style of the project, the size of the room and the amount of light, how the natural light interacts with the space throughout the day, and the surface effect you’re seeking to obtain.
Another aspect that shouldn’t be underestimated is the colour range, because colour has an extraordinary ability to transform the settings we live in and to completely change how a space is perceived. Colour can be relaxing and restful, cosy and comfortable; or it can be energising and invigorating. It can purify, revive, or bring a cheerful, welcoming allure to an environment. As well as being linked to emotions, the choice of colours and tones is also decisive for how we perceive the size and shape of a room, making it appear more or less spacious, wide or high. So when choosing flooring for the living room, it’s important to pay close attention to colour, which must not only complement the materials and furnishings in the room, but must also never contrast sharply with the colour of the walls.