Transform a dull room in one easy step

No original features? No problem. These inspiring ideas ensure you can still give personality to a featureless room

We all crave a home filled with personality and character, but we don’t all have architectural features that provide a natural starting point.

Wherever you live – a purpose-built flat, Seventies semi or Victorian terrace that’s been stripped of its unique selling points – creating focus, depth and interest without original period elements can be daunting. Equally, the blank canvas of a boxy modern home isn’t necessarily inspirational.

So how do you redress the balance and invigorate a blank interior? Forget reinstating lost features – instead, employ clever decorative tricks that manipulate space, colour, scale and light to produce a stunning new dynamic.

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