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How to decorate with purple
Keep purple rich and vibrant, and it won’t feel gloomy. Here’s how to make it work in your home…
Purple absorbs light, making it look darker than it is, so avoid wall-to-wall blocks of purple by using a patterned feature wallpaper that combines purple and lighter tones.
Choose accessories in the same purple as your wall colour, and a slightly darker tone, mixed with bright pinks.
Add areas of white or off-white to add a brighter note.
Go for mirrored furniture to reflect light around the room and add to the opulent feel that purple creates.
Choose fabrics with subtle shimmer to add depth, such as plush velvets and gorgeous silks.