Flooring and Interior Styling Ideas For Oddly-Shaped Spaces
Creating a space that you love is hard enough in a standard rectangular room. Throw in asymmetrical walls, a slanted roof and a jutting corner and visions of kicking back in comfort all but vanish! Oddly shaped rooms often become wasted space as homeowner’s struggle to find a use for these difficult areas. To help you out, we have put together some savvy design strategies that could turn even the cupboard under the stairs into a cosy haven.
Trick the eye
A focal point is one of the oldest design tricks in the book – and with good reason! Dabble in some misdirection and your guests won’t even notice that the ceiling is only one metre high in the western corner. Abracadabra!
The secret to the focal point is to keep a simple and muted look for all but one thing. Pair it back with simple timber flooring and simple accessories. Timber-look flooring like vinyl planks will deliver the intended effect without the hefty price tag. Add a bright rug in the centre of the room (or off centre for a kitschy look) and watch as strange structural features melt away!
Space it out
One of the worst things about an oddly shaped room is the lack of space. Tight corners and slanting roofs can make even decent-sized spaces feel cramped, but intelligent flooring choices will greatly reduce this.
Don’t make the mistake of laying thick carpet or tiles in a room with a low ceiling. These flooring elements will take inches off your room height, and you need every millimetre you can get! Timber-look floors are your friend. Choose a wide plank, as fewer grainlines between boards will help give the illusion of space. A timber or timber look floor will also aid in making your space feel clutter-free and in an odd-space, this is key.
Colour me comfortable!
Once you have wisely selected a timber or timber look floor for your odd-space, it’s time to get creative. Did somebody say stain colours?
Consider sticking with paler shades when it comes to selecting a colour for your timber floors. Blonde wood or similar will keep it looking clean and simple – exactly what you want in an odd-shaped space.
It can be difficult to create a comfortable space when contending with an unusual room, and the right flooring can make all the difference. At Tile Wizards, we pride ourselves on a large selection of flooring options in a range of prices, from carpets and tiles to timber alternative flooring. Find your nearest Tile Wizards branch and visit us in-store to speak to one of our friendly experts on the best option for you.
Tile Wizards stores are located across Australia around Brisbane, Adelaide, Sunshine Coast, and in Coffs Harbour.
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