Make the ordinary extraordinary

All our homes have the odd overlooked corner, neglected blank wall or forgotten space just waiting to be loved. A big interior design trend for 2015 is all about cherishing unseen spaces and creating beauty within those in-between places.

You don't need to spend a fortune on home improvement with new furniture, instead use colour to frame views and draw attention to unnoticed features.

Enhance a room with a view

Here, an ordinary window is accentuated by an off-set panel of fresh pastel paint that contrasts perfectly with the colour palette of mauve brown walls and bold black window frame. Like a shard of light streaming through the window, this clever interior decorating technique creates surprise and draws the eye to the striking view beyond.

Make a connection

Another way to highlight a view is to connect inside and outside. Here, painting the wall in two warm neutrals creates a line, which connects the cityscape horizon seen through the window. Bringing shades from the colour palette in the outside landscape into your home will enhance this effect, turning your view into a work of art.

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