Decorating Dilemmas

From shared spaces to budget bedrooms, Serena Fokschaner solves your decorating dilemmas.

‘Our little one’s bedroom is tiny ...’

‘Paint furniture, shelves and picture frames in similar tones to the walls; it expands the space and makes toys or stickers stand out.’


‘We want the look – for less’

Cash starved? Then do as the designers do. ‘Adroitly mix and match,’ says Joanna Simon ‘and spend where it counts'. 

‘We don’t want to be like everybody else’

It’s inevitable that in an age of stylistic homogeneity more of us are craving individuality.

‘How do we pull off a shared room – without it looking a mess?’

Your children might gripe at having to share but, decoratively, shared bedrooms cut a dash.