One guaranteed way to lift your spirits this spring is to have your home redecorated so that it boasts the latest designs, trends and colours.
That is the view of interior designer Linda Barker, who has spoken about the boost a new look can give not only a building but also its owner.
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Now we are into March, it is certainly time to be thinking about what the latest styles are and which hues will look great in 2012. As the expert noted, colour is the key to great home improvement, so it is vital you get it right when instructing a decorator to use a particular shade.
“Don’t think about your beiges and creams so much – we kind of had a bit of a love affair with all of those. Think about using some bright colours like raspberry pinks and teal blue, particularly in small rooms like bathrooms or bedrooms,” Ms Barker explained.
Her words will be familiar to those who also read the advice of fellow interior designer Danielle Proud last week. She said red is the key colour to invest in for living areas this season.
Perhaps the best news of all is that your options are not restricted to only paint, as Ms Barker went on to suggest that wallpaper is experiencing something of a revival in the current market. Indeed, Ms Barker described it as “really big news”.
But interior decoration is not all about colour, as she went on to suggest it is just as important to focus on patterns. Minimalism is said to have been and gone and you should now aim to include aspects such as feature walls for maximum style.
In particular, this will work well at the end of beds, particularly when the wall is teamed with matching bed linen that combined to provide an eye-catching look.
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