Colour can enhance living spaces

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COLD winds outside are icy proof that winter is far from over but thankfully welcome winds of change are blowing through home style.

Bland neutrals have finally been given the boot and colour has triumphed meaning that in 2013 rooms will glow with character and warmth.

Feel free to use beautiful, blooming florals or add impact with strong blocks of colour mimicking catwalk styles.

Even devotees of cool monchrome schemes should add injections of colour to bring them bang up to date.

Be cool and contemporary with zingy accents of bubblegum pink, citrus yellow and lime or opt for rich, luscious plums and purples and lipstick reds for a glamorous and luxurious look.

Throw caution to the wind and mix elements of different styles, eras, colours and patterns to create a look that works for you.

Generally people are more at ease about their taste and this year will be ready and willing to experiment. It is time to make design interior statements to add ‘wow’ factor to rooms with bold wallpaper prints continuing to be strong and popular trend.

So if you love nature but feel florals are too girly or fussy for your rooms opt for the more funky ‘country chic’ which mimics a hunting lodge look. Make a focal point of a decorative replica of a stag or deer head and continue the woodland theme with wallpaper