Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Yellow ... Is It Me You're Looking for? ; Pep Up Your Rooms with This Fabulously Zesty Hue

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Yellow ... Is It Me You're Looking for? ; Pep Up Your Rooms with This Fabulously Zesty Hue

Article excerpt

IT'S not often you get taught a thing or two by an eight-year- old, but that's exactly what happened recently when I decided I wanted to freshen up my kids' bedrooms.

The shrugged shoulders of my teenage son meant he didn't really care, so I stuck with white. Simple. But changing my daughter's room was a different story altogether.

The Disney-styled castle mural (that I'd spent hours scouring the internet for three years ago) now HAD to go and in its place she insisted on a bright yellow wall. And a yellow duvet.

And could she possibly have yellow fairy lights above her bed? I'll be honest, yellow hasn't been a colour high on my list of favourites, so I set off to the shops with a heavy heartfi and returned with a very light purse.

Who knew there was so much out there in this sunny shade? My mind has been well and truly changed now that I've seen how happy this colour can make a room.

And if it can make that much difference in a bedroom, just think what it can do to the rest of the house.

A LITTLE side table can be a game-changer in the living room when you need somewhere to rest drinks or place a much needed corner light. This one isn't just practical, it's also fabulous to look at.

Sulphur yellow table, Pounds 29, Tesco Direct LANTERNS are great to use both inside and outside the house, so they are worth investing in - whatever the weather.

Large laser-cut lantern, Pounds 25, BHS AS GLORIOUS as whichever photo you decide to insert inside, this frame is a bright accessory for an otherwise calm and neutral room.

Small glass bird frame, Pounds 6, BHS YELLOW and teal area great combination for these lovely candlesticks, especially when used with a fresh beechwood base.

Wooden candle sticks, Pounds 16 each, House of Fraser FRESH green and white are the perfect accompaniments to sunshine yellow, especially when it comes to kitchenware. When your accessories are as bright as a summer's morning, there's no need to hide them away in drawers or cupboards until you need them. Keep them out in the open for all to enjoy.

Verdi 12-piece dinner set, Pounds 49.50. Verdi mug, Pounds 4. …

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