Get a colourful look for your living room with a vibrant accent colour – tangerine is a great choice for family areas as this sunny shade creates a really sociable vibe. Tie together with chrome furnishings and a hard-wearing floor, such as this stylish parquet from Quick-Step. These stylish and practical sofas are from Sofa.com.
Balance hot hues with dark graphite and cool blues. The bright orange paint shade has been matched with bold-patterend fabrics - a key trend this season.
Invest in a beautifully crafted kitchen, like this one from Callerton, which combines a striking mix of warm oak with sleek graphite grey. Create a truly modern design with dark panels and the latest stainless-steel appliances. Here Neff's latest appliances combine with hard-wearing Quick-Step flooring to create a kitchen design that's as stylish as it is practical.
Accent colours have been added to this neutral scheme with bright fruity shades of plum, raspberry and lime.
Hide toiletries and towels with practical yet stylish storage, and keep accessories looking natural to echo the colour palette.
Combine blue and white with another key look - chinoiserie - for a luxurious touch and an Oriental look. Add glamour with metallic and mirrored accessories.
Include clever modular storage that's designed to accomodate a growing teenager's needs, providing space for clothes, books, and a place to do homework. Make the space personal with open shelving and wall hooks, so your teenager can display favourite accessories and mementoes.
Create a fun vibrant look with ice-cream shades such as strawberry pink, pistachio green and soft vanilla.
Feeling inspired by this colourful house? Take a tour around more of the show houses at the Ideal Home Show 2011 including: a colourful Scandi eco home; the Prince of Wales' modern country home; and even a nostalgic replica of no. 1 Coronation Street!