Explore your wild side

Explore your wild side
Bold patterns and paints give a home colourful character

If you’re a fan of pared back chic and neutral palettes then stop reading this now, as this particular piece is all about giving your space a little bit of a va va voom fabulousness courtesy of a strong paint colour – or two – a smattering of ‘look at me’ accessories and some interesting illumination.

Here’s how to in six easy steps…

Plant life

Any fabulous foliage – faux or real – will instantly create aesthetic interest. Place this banana leaf duo on a shelf or mantelpiece for instant impact.

Banana leaf in vase, £6, Wilko, www.wilko.com

Blues for you

Introduce a pattern courtesy of a throw like this which can be slung over an occasional chair or tucked into a sofa for an easy transformation.

Tie Dye throw, £25, JD Williams, www.jdwilliams.co.uk

Lighten up

Good lighting is key to striking an inviting ambience but it also has to look good. We love this golden wonder which will transform any ceiling light from drab to fab.

Martinique ceiling light, £40, Very, www.very.co.uk

In the pink

An easy way to give focal character is to put down a rug. This one ticks the current trends of tribalism and clashing colours – it’s also super soft underfoot.

The Waves Peruvian rug, £145, Maison Margot, www.maisonmargot.com

Prints charming

Another easy home hack is to invest in some interesting artwork. The high octane vibe demands something like these colourful Frida Kahlo style prints which will liven up a blank wall quicker than you can say ‘Mexico’.

Set of framed prints, £199, Audenza, www.audenza.com

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