2. RE-DECORATE BY WALLPAPERING OR PAINTING A ROOM
Painting a room in the house is fun, simple and provides instant gratification. Many of the paint manufacturers make choosing complementary colours easy by suggesting good combinations. Farrow and Ball have created a stunning colour palette; Little Greene Paint is another favourite of ours; as is Paint and Paper Library.
Using dark colours creates drama and so long as it’s lit well, the room will feel warm and moody rather than dark. Lighter colours with dark highlights will give a feeling of fresh contrast and depth.
Current colour trends for 2021 favour the earth tones of terracotta, deep pinks, umber, burnt orange and olive green- all delicious with touches of indigo (one of our favourite colours).
Wallpapering is not as scary as it looks – and it’s SO much fun to do! Wallpaper behind a bed will decorate a bedroom and look stunning behind a simple, plain linen or velvet headboard. If you’re game but nervous about trying, start with the smallest room – a funky cloakroom is a bit of fun and no-one will be there long enough to realise that your lines may not match perfectly!