6. Pattern play
From stripes and stencils to geometrics and blurred lines, there’s no doubt that patterns can be visually stimulating – especially for your little one’s eyes.
For an easy update that’s big on impact, paint one or two thick stripes in a complimentary colour one wall, or all the way around for a more dramatic effect.
Alternatively, create a colour-block effect by painting large blocks of colour side-by side on a neutral wall.
For a less permanent effect, introduce pattern through textiles, such as a full-length curtain or a bold rug.
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Top tip To allow your brightly painted walls or ceiling to stand out, go for understated furniture in a natural wood finish, and choose accessories in calm colours.
If dark and dramatic is more your style, you may like to combine a deep ruby red and midnight blue or sophisticated teal with fiery orange.