11 times going outside the lines worked

Well, it is the easiest thing to change about a room

Paint is no longer just about one colour on all four of your walls …

Go green

Restricting the laser-cut panels to dado height adds an architectural element to this room, and is shown off beautifully thanks to the vibrant wall colour behind.

Country style

A country-style hand-crafted bench works well in this hallway matched with aubergine paint and botanical prints for a rustic feel.

Seeing spots

From leopard spots to paw prints, animal patterns in intense shades create a smart decorative look. Combining animal prints with inky blues and crisp whites keepts the mood relaxed.

Come dine with us

Panelling is a great way to manipulate proportions and add interest. Here, the mix of blue and sage greens has a soothing effect and is ideal for an intimate entertaining space.

Get on your bike

A traditional blue toile is given an updated look when teamed with a vibrant paint colour in this modern hallway.

Back to black

A mix of patterned fabrics add extra interest to this monochrome scheme, with the family photos mirroring the colours of the room.

Pale and interesting

A pale backdrop of pastel pinks and greens create a welcoming feel, with the stripy table linen adding a relaxed touch. The gold chairs and tableware add a touch of elegance.

On the block

This bold yellow and charcoal grey kitchen scheme uses colour blocking for a striking look. Muted kitchen cabinets allow the yellow fridge to sing out.

Bring in the blooms

Moody, inky blues and blacks are uplifted by clashing patterns to give this traditional living room a twist.

Colour code

Walls painted in wide pastel stripes give this bedroom a romantic feel. The bold floral bedding adds a feminine touch, while the chandelier introduces luxury into the room.

Got the blues

When decorating with paint, blue and white is a classic colour combination. Here, the border, painted in an evocative shade, brings a summer mood. Create a deep border, extending the paint beyond the frame if necessary, then hang sheer lace panels in the same shade to diffuse the light.

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