Britons who are thinking of hiring a decorator to give their home a bit of sparkle this Christmas have been advised to consider a bright and cheery approach.
Interior designer Helen Green, writing for terrysfabrics.co.uk, has suggested light and eye-catching colours are among those that make up the most popular and modern styles.
She said adding these shades to a property can bring life into almost any room, whether it be a living area, kitchen or bedroom being done up by decorators in Manchester.
At this time of year, objects that can have the desired effect include a Christmas tree and wreaths and garlands.
Ms Green went on to recommend the use of rugs, which add something to the decor of a room but also serve a practical purpose.
Jo Hamilton, an interior designer, recently told how 2011 has seen a growing desire for British-themed rooms and areas within homes, such was the impact of the royal wedding.