The perfect home

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I remember back when we moved into this home, I loved thinking about how I wanted everything done, the walls had all been freshly painted in a neutral colour so we left those, (something I now regret for a couple of reasons), but we had the fun of picking new flooring and even getting all new furniture for the bedroom.

While we decided to get the main bulk of the property done using vinyl due to ease of cleaning with Sally (she's getting on a bit in years now and sadly accidents happen), we had to keep the bedroom carpeted as there is something wonderful about getting up in the morning and feeling a nice soft carpet squished between your toes, rather than a cold hard floor.

Perhaps I am a little strange (who knew), but I love shopping for carpet; walking around the show room and looking at all the different colours, running your fingers over any you like to check out exactly how it might feel under your feet. I was a pain for saying I do love this colour but the pile.. No not thick enough.

The beauty is, these days, there are so many choices when it comes to carpet and you don't have to spend a fortune to make your room really look beautiful, with ideas such as the super practical yet still stylish twist, coming in at just £5.99 per m2, you can really make a difference to a room by just changing the flooring.

My one tip when it comes to carpet shopping would be, ask if you can see you chosen colour in a number of different light settings, while I love the carpet we finally went with in the bedroom, it was a lot lighter than it looked in store and I think seeing it in natural light would have highlighted this point prior to purchase and I could have perhaps gone for something a little darker.

What's your favourite type of flooring?

*This is a collaborative post

This article has 21 comments

  1. aimee fauci

    We have all wood floors and tile. I do love a good floor with carpet.

  2. Angela

    I love wooden floors in the living areas because of the dog, but I will always have carpet in the bedrooms

  3. ourfamilyworld

    That carpet looks beautiful. I prefer wood floor as my kids have allergies

  4. Maureen @ A Debt Free Stress Free Life

    I have primary wood floors but with area rugs and wall to wall in the bedrooms.

  5. Amber Nelson

    Our home has gotten to be our perfect home. A little decorating makes all the difference.

  6. Lesley

    I love that carpet. It’s definitely something I could see in my house.

  7. Tough Cookie Mommy

    I really love wood flooring. However, I opted for wood laminate for our home because I hear that real wood floors are really hard to take care of.

  8. Natalie Warnerr

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  9. Theresa

    We have almost all hard wood and tile in our home, with the exception of the bedrooms. I much prefer carpet because it’s easier to maintain.

  10. Jeanine

    Our whole house has wood floors. While I do love it and the ease of cleaning I miss carpet. Wood gets so cold, and isn’t too “homey” to me.

  11. Chrissy Mazzocchi

    What a gorgeous home, I’d love to have a home like this. We have no carpeting and I’d love to carpet atleast the bedrooms.

  12. Paula Schuck

    What a stunning bedroom. I love how simple it is and the carpet looks great in that setting. You are so right….you need to check carpet in different light settings.

  13. Dawn

    I agree, carpet is a must have in bed rooms! I love that black and white striped carpet!

  14. Trish F

    Hardwood is my favorite flooring. So much easier to keep clean. I hate the wall to wall in our bedroom and it will be a future project to rip it out and put down some hardwood. I do love the look of your wall to wall in your bedroom though.

  15. Heather Haigh

    That looks fabulous – so clean and airy. I love wooden floors – so easy to keep clean and better for allergies.

  16. Aisha Kristine Chong

    I would so love to stay in there – looks wonderful to me.


    its lovely carpet but I am allergic and don’t have any carpets at home

  18. Clare

    I love old fashioned wooden flooring! Even when it;s real old and worn it still looks beautiful!

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  19. ilaria carraro

    i do not have carpets at home cause they are dirty and full of allergic things

  20. kayleigh watkins

    I have laminate as its more durable and easier to clean with my two children, but I do like the feel of a nice fluffy soft carpet between my toes lol xxxx

  21. Clare Lou Parker

    I love the carpet and would have this in my house xx

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