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How to use colour in your home to stay on trend

Decorating your home with bold colours doesn't have to be such a risky choice. Neale Whitaker shares his design tricks for getting clever with colour without breaking the bank.

Millennial pink? Monochrome? You name it, and at one stage, it's been on trend. Colour is something that can stick around for a long time in the trend reports, or it can date very quickly. It's up to you if you'd like to adopt these changes in your home, but know that it can potentially be a costly and a time-consuming exercise.

The very thought of redecorating your home every few years is enough for many of us to break into a cold sweat, but it doesn’t have to be the case.

A neutral base

If you're keen to keep up with design and home decorating trends,  a neutral backdrop will save you time and money.

If you choose a cream, beige or grey-based wall colour and do the same for large furniture items, you will have the freedom to play around with the colours and textures that are on-trend this very minute.

Bold choices

Table top accesories and soft furnishings like rugs and cushions can help you achieve the look of the moment, and are so easy to replace once you've had enough and yearn to move on.

Bright artworks can also add the same aesthetic to your walls... remember, it's a lot easier to change a piece of art than to repaint a wall!

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