Cohesive colour

If you’d like to create a statement look, try painting your cornices the same shade as the walls – using blocks of colour in a warm neutral palette will help to break up the room. The almond, charcoal and chocolate brown hues used in this room gives the space a sophisticated feel, while the mulberry and orange accents add a pop of fun. If you’ve got a fireplace, painting the chimneybreast a darker hue than on the adjacent walls will help transform it from a functional item to a focal point.

A touch of luxury

Heighten the opulent feel by adding a few statement furniture pieces that boast sleek, sharp lines, such as an art deco coffee table or armchair. Accessorise with plush velvet cushions and an ornamental rug. Finish the look with soft lighting from side lamps or a statement wall light.

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