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Mark Heyes' top tips for styling your walls

From the high street to home interiors, Mark Heyes shares his top tips in a new series all about styling your home. In his first installment, Mark shows us some simple tricks to improve the look of your walls.

Mark’s top tips to style your walls:

  • Grey has been big news for a while in the interiors world, and is still an on trend colour to paint your walls for 2016, especially when combining a variety of different shades.

  • Painting your ceiling the same colour as your walls can extend them and make your room look taller.

  • Painting the skirting boards too, rather than keeping them white, can also add height.

  • To make a tiny space feel bigger, it’s usually best to just accept that it’s small and paint it in bright or bold colours.

  • Adding texture and pattern to your walls can be a great way to make your house feel more interesting.

  • Polystyrene or resin ceiling roses are cheap to buy and can be stuck on your walls and painted over to create a traditional touch.

  • Wooden picture rails (or similar) can be cut to a 45 degree angle and arranged on your wall to create the feel of Georgian panelling

  • You can cheat that brick wall effect using plaster brickwork panels, which you can then just paint over.

  • Textured wallpaper can be a simple way to add interest to a wall - there are loads of different styles available.

Product Listings:

Paint:Lounge - DuluxToilet - ValsparHallways, Kitchen and Bedroom - Farrow & Ball

Wallpaper:Kitchen - Mark’s concrete wallpaper is from surfaceview.co.uk (You can find similar options at John Lewis and muralswallpaper.co.uk)Bedroom - Mark’s wallpaper is from Farrow & Ball

False Brickwork:Mark’s is from fauxbrickwork.com

Georgian Panelling:Mark’s wooden beading is from a local DIY shop (You can find similar options at places like Homebase and B&Q) - NB: these are often described as picture rails

Ceiling Roses:Mark’s are from Amazon.co.uk and eBay.co.uk (You can also find them at places like Wickes and B&Q)

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