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Transform every room with paint!

Feature Natalie Osborn

THE VERY BEST CREATIVE HACKS TO...

Paint is one of the quickest, easiest and cheapest ways to completely change the look of a room and, if thought about creatively, can make an incredible style statement too. Over the next few pages you’ll find ideas to suit every skill level, starting with colour blocking and DIY paint effects, leading up to bold geometric designs, all with expert advice to guide you. You’ll never look at a bare wall the same again, trust us.

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Homestyle
June 2016
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