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Hot trends for 2011 – as seen in award-winning lifestyle magazine…

My latest feature in this month’s edition of JLife Magazine…

Be bold with bright colours as juicy citrus hues are the trend  for 2011.  This year we will see the introduction of bright and vibrant colours for the home, injecting positivity and optimism for the New Year.

When choosing bright colours for your walls, it is important to think about the size of the room you are decorating before you begin to be adventurous with colour.  If you have larger rooms, consider just painting one wall in a bold shade and you might also want to tone down the brightness of the colour you use.  For example, instead of a bright lime green, consider a darker hunter green colour.  This gives a splash of colour without the level of commitment required for a citrus hue.  Alternatively, you may prefer to opt for wallpaper with just a detail in a brighter shade, such as a stripe or floral pattern.  This picks up on the trend without having to commit wholly to taking the plunge and going for bold.  In my experience, I have found that once you take the leap and be a bit more daring with colour, you will be amazed at the result.  So, be confident and kick start the new year with a shot of colour in your home.

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