Use THIS Colour Trick to Make Your Home a Happier Place

Use THIS Colour Trick to Make Your Home a Happier Place

We all know that colour can be a game-changer. It can set the entire tone for a room, even making it look bigger or smaller or darker or lighter.

Colour has a million and one uses in our world, beyond just making things look pretty. Think about babies – how many parents-to-be decorate their nursery with blue if they’re expecting a boy and pink if they’re expecting a girl?

Then you have flags, different colours representing different countries. There are football teams, millions of fans repping their favourite teams’ colours to show solidarity and support.

Everywhere you look, there are various colours showing identity, expression and personality.

It goes without saying, therefore, that the colour carpet you choose can have a BIG impact on your home.

Colour Psychology

It’s not all about self-expression and identity, though.

Multiple studies also suggest that colour can even have an effect on people’s moods. 

Even if it’s not specifically the colour that affects people, the general brightness (or lack thereof) of a room can transform the feel of a room. 

Depending on the atmosphere you want to create for each room, you should always consider the lighting. If you’re going for a calm vibe, maybe consider opting for a more muted colour palette. On the flip side, whites and creams will create a brighter, more stimulating atmosphere, ideal for a workspace. 


Neutral can be a safe option, as it leaves plenty of scope for bold accents when it comes to furniture and room decor.


Choosing blue paint for your walls and a complimentary carpet colour can go a long way in making your room a calming space.

Blue is generally associated with serenity and cleanliness, which is important to bear in mind when decorating your home.


Bringing in bright colours can be amazing for making the house a happier and more stimulating space.

Yellow, in particular, is an incredibly bright, happy shade that has been proven to improve people’s moods and give people energy.


If used properly, grey can go a long way in making a space seem sophisticated and elegant, especially when complemented well with other colours and decorations.

Goring Road Carpet Centre For Quality Service

Of course, the look of your carpet will often come down to the quality of your carpet. Nothing kills a room quite like poorly fitted flooring. 

That’s why we’re here, ready to help with any flooring projects you have in mind. If you’d like to enquire about our services, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team at Goring Road Carpet Centre today. 

How to Pick the Perfect Colour Scheme For Your Home

How to Pick the Perfect Colour Scheme For Your Home

We all know there’s a lot to think about when it comes to interior design. 

One of the biggest elements of this (which you need to consider before starting pretty much anything) is your colour scheme. 

It’s important not to take this decision too lightly. After all, if your house is too coordinated, it will likely lack character. If, however, it’s uncoordinated, it can very easily become a teensy bit tacky. 

So, where do you start?

Get the Feel You Want For Your Home

Before you start picking colours, you need to decide what kind of feel you want your home to give off. 

Do you want to feel cosy, creating a sanctuary-type space to zen out and relax after a long working day?

Perhaps you’re looking to manifest creativity in a stimulating environment.

Maybe, you want somewhere that exudes elegance – somewhere perfect for hosting dinner parties and gatherings with friends. 

Your colour scheme is going to play a big role in helping you get the effect you want. 

If you’re going for cosy, pick out some warming autumnal colours. If you want calm, try a baby blue. If you’re hoping for happy, choose some bright yellows or pinks. You’d be surprised by how much psychology there is behind colour. 

Pick a Starting Point

If you’re not sure about the vibe you’re going for, you can always take a different approach.

Maybe there’s a piece of furniture you’re hoping to put on display in your living room or a piece of wallpaper you want to use as an accent. Why not base your colour scheme around this starting point?

Alternatively, you could choose to use colours and patterns from your favourite art style.

Go Basic, Then Branch Out

Like we mentioned above, you don’t want to go so overboard with the clashing that it comes across as tacky. 

For this reason, we always advise picking one or two neutral colours as a base before branching out into the more fun picks. 

This will make your house much more cohesive whilst allowing your chosen fun colours to really pop.

From here, pick a few bolder colours to distribute throughout the house, repeating colours in different rooms as accents.

Carpet is Key

Nothing ties a room together quite like the flooring.

Perhaps you want a sophisticated hardwood floor, the deep mahogany shade complementing the traditional furniture.

Alternatively, you could go for a cream coloured carpet to match the cosy throw draped over the sofa.

There’s no limit to the ways your flooring choice can spruce up your interior space.

Got any questions about carpets and colour? That’s what we’re here for.

Get in touch with the expert team at Goring Road Carpet Centre for a customer experience you won’t forget.

Our team members are experts in all things flooring and are always more than happy to help with any questions and offer advice where needed.

Carpet vs Hardwood Flooring: The Pros and Cons

Carpet vs Hardwood Flooring: The Pros and Cons

You’ve probably undergone the flooring dilemma if you’ve ever redecorated a house.

We don’t blame you for feeling torn. It’s a big decision to make; after all, the flooring can make or break the feeling of a room.

All you can do when making this decision is weigh up the pros and cons of each and decide which option best suits your needs.

Luckily, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list so you can do just that.

Carpet Pros:

Carpet Cons:

Hardwood Pros:

Hardwood Cons:

What Will You Choose?

It can be hard to see what the clear verdict is, as both carpet and hardwood flooring have their upsides and downsides. Ultimately, your choice should depend on your needs and personal taste.

If you have young children, we would recommend a plush carpet. If you’re prone to spillages, maybe opt for hardwood flooring as a safer option. Hardwood flooring is the way forward if you want to ooze elegance and traditionalism. Whereas, carpet is probably preferable if you like a more cosy atmosphere.

There’s a reason why there’s no one universal type of flooring. Ultimately, people want different things.

If you’re still feeling stuck, there’s no need to panic. Our team is full of passionate flooring experts who are happy to answer any questions you may have. Get in touch with us or pop into one of our stores in Worthing, Billingshurst or Rustington to find out more about our services or to talk to a member of our team.