For a lot of us, the most difficult part of decorating is choosing the right colour scheme. It’s  easy to look at pictures on the internet or in magazines and be inspired, but when it comes to making them work in your own home, it isn’t always so simple.

The first thing to do is to think about what kind of atmosphere you want to create. If a sleek, neutral look is what you‘re after, consider cool, contemporary colours. If you want to add energy and make things pop, bright, fiery colours may be the way to go.

I would also encourage you to embrace wood stains for floors and cabinetry, such as oak or dark walnut to create a grounding effect in your space and add a sense of luxury and warmth. With this new palette, every time you step into the room, you’re sure to feel a sense of calm, cool serenity – just the feeling you want when you come home after a long day.

If neutrals are your comfort zone, try to incorporate the bolder pops of colour into your space with rugs, accessories, art and even plants. Incorporating these elements can add just the right amount of colour to your home.