Bright, global style
Whether your decorating personality is classic or urban, this laid-back look works anywhere
GO COUNTRY Take this relaxed scheme in a more rural direction by replacing the African prints with large-scale, bright, floral prints on cushions and curtains. Add a sturdy wooden bench at the dining table or opt for a wooden bed frame in a bedroom. MAKE IT INDUSTRIAL
Mix in an area of exposed brick (or a brick-effect wallpaper to fake the look), an oversized barn light over the kitchen table and a coffee table on castors to give this rustic look vintagechic elements. Just make sure you combine plenty of cushions and rugs in bright colours to act as a foil to the industrial neutrals.
UP THE GLAMOUR Add more jewel tones, such as turquoise blue, hot fuchsia pink and deep emerald green, to your palette for a more luxurious feel. Accessorise with lighting in brass and gold, adding a few touches of sparkle, such as Moroccan-weddingblanket-style throws.
Bali mirrored wall cabinet, £95; Bali laundry basket, £69; both John Lewis
MISMATCHED CHINA IS PERFECT FOR A RELAXED, COLOURFUL FAMILY HOME
ADD EXTRA STORAGE WHEREVER YOU CAN – UNDERBED DRAWERS ARE GREAT FOR EXTRA THROWS