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Anew paint colour can make a huge dif­fer­ence to any room, and it can be a use­ful tool as a dec­o­ra­tive fea­ture. One of my favourite ways to use colour is to brighten and open up small, for­got­ten ar­eas. An en­try or small read­ing room is the per­fect place to in­tro­duce colour with­out it tak­ing over the whole house.

One thing to re­mem­ber is cool shades re­cede and warmer tones ad­vance. Here are some tips:

Opt for blue, grey, or green colour schemes.

Use bold colours on fea­tures, but bal­ance it out with white ar­eas – es­pe­cially fo­cus on your trims.

Paint your trims the same colour as your walls to dis­tract from the hor­i­zon­tal and ver­ti­cal lines break­ing up your small space.

A gloss fin­ish will open up a small room, Lush greens, lash­ings of cane, jute and wicker with an added splash of azure blue, these are some of the hottest in­te­rior trends in spring 2018.

Vi­su­alise fresh sea­side hues to over­grown botan­i­cals, this spring is nat­u­rally soaked in a ca­sual, coastal style. From de­sign-for­ward el­e­ments of our en­vi­ron­ment to out­side-the-box styling, mix­ing up na­ture is how our in­te­ri­ors are cur­rently rolling.

Fresh and colour­ful flo­ral and trop­i­cal prints and shapes keep reap­pear­ing and can be seen fea­tured in lamp bases, art pieces, tex­tiles and decor items through­out the home.

Pot­ted plants, hang­ing plants, fo­liage and flow­ers con­tinue to blos­som and abound in our homes, with the added bonus of plants fil­ter­ing fresh, healthy air.

Rat­tan, jute and cane weave a cer­tain, ca­sual beach­side style of liv­ing. Prices vary ac­cord­ing to bud­get, with de­signer pieces gar­ner­ing big-ticket prices, to the bar­gain vin­tage pieces that are still to be found in op shops and garage sales.

You can also find one-off, de­signer jute rugs at in­te­rior bou­tiques, or there are af­ford­able ver­sions that are now avail­able at bud­get prices in our na­tional stores. The pea­cock or hang­ing cane chair is now rein­vented and as de­sir­able as it was the first time around, as is the hum­ble ham­mock, which has also been given the hip­ster treat­ment. but I pre­fer us­ing a semi-gloss in bath­rooms and kitchens only, not liv­ing spa­ces.

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