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“They can be a boon for allergy sufferers, because

If you really want to transform your home landscape,

as long as they’re wiped down regularly they’re less

splash out on an exotic beach scene mural. Wallsauce’s

likely than swathes of fabric to attract dust mites,” she

Acapulco Wall Mural, from £32 per square metre, could

adds. “Tier-on-tier styles, where the top half operates

have you reaching for the sunglasses and swimsuit.

separately from the bottom, offers privacy while still allowing light to flood in from the top.”

TIP: If a medley of sweet shades is just too rich for your taste, add one or two as ‘pops’ of colour set against

TIP: Summer brings longer days and shorter nights, so

an overall dominant neutral, such as Coconut Juice

fitting a blind with a dim-out or black-out fabric is a good

(Premium Blend v700 Walls & Ceilings, £28 for 2.5L),

solution for restful sleep, especially in children’s rooms.

suggests Kim. Alternatively, choose one shade for a

Many Hillarys fabric blinds, roller, pleated, vertical and

furniture up-cycle project, or for doors and skirting

Roman, have special sun-reflecting features (Blackout

boards for a smart update (use Valspar’s Premium Blend

Roller Blind from £108).

v700 Wood & Metal).

Scoop up style with ice-cream shades “We’re all naturally drawn to certain colours and tastes.

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Why not choose a paint colour that reminds you of your

(Front walls) Clementine Cream, (back walls) Blueberry Mash (both

favourite flavour ice cream?” says Sue Kim, senior colour

Valspar Premium Blend v700 Walls & Ceilings, £28 for 2.5L) and

designer, Valspar. “If you’re really brave, go for them

(door) Peach Syrup (Valspar Premium Blend v700 Wood & Metal,

all, in a perfect palette of ice cream colours. Choose

£32 for 2.5L). Valspare paints available from B&Q stores nationwide

sugary shades like Strawberry Parfait, Blueberry Mash,

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Pineapple Crush, Pistachio Cookie and Peach Syrup.”

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