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A Pop of Color

Inspiring ideas to bring color into your home

Makeover your home using these straightforward, fun, simple, and low-cost ideas to bring a POP of color into your interior spaces using paint, wallpaper, flowers, plants, pillows, or throws. It could transform your life too.

Geraldine James' practical solutions offer those who are not confident enough to embark on expensive renovations, with ways to redecorate that can be easily reversed. Encouraging us to experiment, she looks at different ways you can bring color into the home starting with adding single pops of color in a neutral space, such as red pillows, plates, bowls, and rugs in a living space; then she looks at color walls, painting a single wall with a bright color, which can really lift a room without much investment (and you can always repaint if you change your mind). Or bring living color into a room using flowers and houseplants, terrariums and succulents. Or why not go for a multi-colored look with checks, stripes or floral patterns whether that is by papering a wall, or painting a floor—the effects can be bold and uplifting. Textiles too can bring a softer textural layer of color to a room while wall art can bring a focal point. Whatever your choice of color palette, Geraldine will offer the perfect solution so get experimenting now.

Geraldine James started her career in fashion as a contemporary designer buyer, and from fashion she moved to home and gift. Geraldine soon developed a passion for collecting and finding unusual and beautiful things – she can be found at a flea market most weekends. She was the home buying manager at Selfridges for many years and, as part of her role, spent time travelling extensively to find exciting new products for the store. She is the author of several books including #shelfie, Creative Homes, Flea Market Secrets and Creative Walls, all published by CICO Books. Geraldine is based in Putney, London, UK.

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