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Colour your life

b6708389207ab5ab54cd4bb75cd420f9I have always erred towards white when decorating. It’s the easy default option. But recently, I’m beginning to feel colour sneaking in. Okay, so it’s not dramatic (yet), but baby steps, okay? White is a hard habit to break. This poster seems like a pretty good starting point.

Pink… Pretty, an easy way to dip a toe in the water, altogether do-able. The soft pink walls above, one shock of pink in the form of a rug or cushion – or how about just a shock of hot pink tulips.

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Red… Warm, cosy, vibrant – and it goes surprisingly well with green. And white. Ahem.



I am surprisingly enamoured with these walls.


Blue… Dreamy, restful and just plain gorgeous. I always thought blue was too cool to be cosy, but this house proves otherwise.

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Yellow… Now this I can get on board with. A strong flash of yellow is like the proverbial burst of sunshine – especially on a winter’s day.

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Just one or two little ideas to get you started…

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Schiaparelli pink cushion, £20, An Angel at My Table; Pinocchio rug by HAY, from £245, Innes; Anenome cushion, £70, Bluebell Grey


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Xavier Pauchard Yellow Vintage Tolix Style Side Chair, now £79, Cult Furniture; Azur dresser, £389, Maisons du Monde; Gander knob, now £6.95, Anthropologie

Images: Amanda Peet’s house in Domino; HuffingtonPost; Pinterest, Happiest are the Prettiest, Design Sponge, Rue Magazine via Lark and Linen, Checks and Spots, Little Greene Notebook

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