The RIPPLE-EFFECT of one piece CAN spill over into the foyer, the dining room, the entertainment area, etc. and you should be prepared for that possibility. This is even MORE important with the prevalence of open-floor plans in the area. What can be very very comfortable to live in ( big open space with easy access and picture-window views, for instance ) can sometimes be a nightmare to furnish in anything other than a very homogeneous style. Older, uncoverted and original dwellings do not have this problem. It is much easier to “Play” with each room separately.