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Image credit: Marina_D/Shutterstock.com Image credit: United photo studio/Shutterstock.com added luxe and class, opt for crushed velvet in fabric. Likewise the addition of a bright geometric pattern rug will liven up your living room. It is also important to consider the emotion of colours. Blue has a calming effect so works well in bathrooms whereas as deep orange is warming so would work best in a living room. For those that prefer a natural interior, begin with a neutral colour palette and introduce pops of pastel or duck egg blue. It is still possible to awaken your living space without incorporating bold, brash colours. It is important to remember that light colours make small spaces seem larger whereas dark colours work better in larger rooms. A neutral colour palette doesn’t have to be boring you just need extra creativity. An important design tip to remember is the 60-30-10 rule. Choose a dominant colour for 60% of the room, a secondary colour for 30% and the remaining 10% should be an accent colour. Invest in a colour wheel and choose complimenting colours and get samples of all paint and fabric before committing to the purchase – you’ll be amazed at how different colours look in your own property. Updating your interior with colour doesn’t have to cost much as a few coloured decorative accessories, cushions, art or flowers can have the same affect as painting an entire wall. Carefully chosen colours with not only uplift your property but are also a great way to enhance your mood n


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