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Playing with the Paintbox

It’s time to brighten up. Think “out with the old; in with the fun and colourful,” and you’ll have a home that emits positivity and optimism.

The autumn/winter season is in full swing. The shops are full to the brim with new collections to entice us to give our homes a makeover, even if they don’t particularly need one! However, it’s always refreshing to spruce up old looks with some strong hues and playful prints.

Luckily, colour is in abundance currently, bringing some bright tones into homes to lighten up the dark evenings. If you tend to play it safe and are not a fan of bold tones, there is no need to go all out; instead add touches here and there.
Just remember not to go too mad. If you opt for vibrant furniture pieces and accessories, then team this with muted walls and flooring.

All the colours of the rainbow
Always ahead of the game, Roche Bobois’ new collection is filled with futuristic concepts and forward-thinking designs. Ever-so-daringly, colours used on furnishing essentials such as seating, rugs and lighting are incredibly bright, almost fluorescent. The end result is a collection that is fun, attention-drawing and undeniably stylish.

BoConcept has intercepted bursts of colour into its urban-minded range, giving a flash of playfulness with items such as a cushion with a painted effect, a multi-coloured clock and fluorescent Perspex storage boxes.

And don’t forget to pay a visit to Australian brand Freedom, an always-reliable home shopping go-to. Browse additional colourful accessories, wall art and utensils.

Patterns and prints
Single-shade items can become dull, something that can be overcome with retro prints and designs. Marks & Spencer has transferred this trend onto cushions galore. Whether you are partial to spots, stripes or digital prints you will find just the style you are looking for.

Similarly, Debenhams boasts many bedding sets coated with fashionable designs, such as this fun printed bedding set depicting a row of townhouses with an isolated door picked out in yellow.

Q Home Decor
Probably the easiest way to lighten up your home is with a colourful lamp. The light emitted from the bulb will enhance the colour of the lamp itself for an additional boost.

Well-lit rooms will make all of the shades you have selected more visible. We love this tangerine-orange table lamp from Q Home. Perched on a Perspex base, the vibrant design is ideal for brightening up a dull office desk.

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