Small Bedroom: What’s the Best Flooring?

A picture of a small bedroom with wooden flooring

Changed your furniture, got rid of stuff, painted, and still can’t get your small bedroom to look a bit bigger? It could be down to your flooring. Choosing the right flooring can really make a difference to how big a room appears. We’ve come up with tips and tricks to help you pick the best flooring for your small bedroom.

Go light.

Our main tip when choosing flooring to make a room appear bigger is to choose a light colour. Lighter colours brighten and open up a room giving an illusion of a bigger space whereas darker colours tend to make a room feel more enclosed due to absorbing the light and therefore making it look smaller.

Laminate or wood flooring.

Laminate and wood flooring are both great options to make a small bedroom look bigger. If you have quite a narrow bedroom, laying the panels across the room rather than down it can make it appear wider and bigger. They’re also really good choices as they’re easy to maintain; if you spill something on them then they’re easy to clean. If you’re looking for a more affordable choice, go for laminate; if you’re willing to spend a little more for something that will last longer, opt for wood.


Everyone loves having carpet in their bedroom to give it a cosy feel. Providing the right colour is chosen, carpets are a great choice. Stick to a light colour and try to avoid heavy patterns. Patterned carpet can make a room look cluttered and to make a small bedroom look bigger, you’ll want it to look clean and minimal.

Natural flooring.

Although not as soft to touch as regular carpet, natural flooring is becoming more popular for use in the home. As with regular carpet, natural flooring can make a small bedroom look bigger as long as a light colour is chosen. Natural flooring is also durable and hardwearing, making it a great choice for bedroom flooring.
If you think a change of flooring could be the key to changing the appearance of your small bedroom, fill out our contact form or call us on 01332 986261.