On the brightside

Go for bold with a super-bright palette

Looking for an instant mood change in your home? How about a beautiful, bright living room to cheer things up? Uncompromising and attention grabbing, these zingy colours are a real design statement, delivering contemporary style alongside a healthy dose of optimism. So whether you’re mellow in yellow, pretty in pink or really feeling those blues, it’s time to turn bright… and beautiful.

DFS Serengeti Sofa

A modern classic, this sofa is stylishly cool and decidedly comfortable

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Dulux Paint Colour Swatches

Recreate the cheery look of the room above using coral and gold colours, such as these vibrant shades from

Start small

If too much bright is simply too much, take baby steps until your confidence grows. Try adding a sofa in an eye-catching shade or paint an alcove a zingy hue and see where you end up

Keep It In The Family

Enough is enough

So you don’t feel like you’ve stepped into a kaleidoscope, make sure to offset bold, bright colours with wooden floors or neutral walls for contrast

Naturally Neutral

In confidence

The secret to living with brights is confidence! Choose one element as your focal point, then build the rest of your colourful look around it, using complementary or clashing shades depending on how brave you’re feeling

Ring The Changes

Quirky, bright and bold, a family-sized sofa with elegance to spare

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DFS Hug Chair

This uniquely shaped armchair will be a conversation starter in any room

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So Simple Sofa
DFS Long Beach Sofa

A colourful take on the traditional tub chair

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With its mid century modern design, it's as easy to live with as it is to look at

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Lighten Up With Natural Coloured Walls

Clash culture

Don’t be afraid to mix your brights. Colours from opposite sides of the wheel – yellow and pink, or blue and orange, for example – clash fabulously

Get the look

Create this funky, family-friendly scheme of clashing colours

  • Twist Table

    The Lamp Table

    Pour on the colour with a statement coffee table like the Twist. A stunning design with cute legs and, best of all, no sharp corners for little ones!

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  • Scatter Cushions

    The cushions

    Cushions – and lots of them – really bring a classic sofa to life in a riot of pattern and texture. You can mix many colours together such as hot pinks, custard yellows, deep turquoise, sunny oranges and lime.

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  • Dwell Wall Art

    Wall Art

    A gallery wall of your favourite prints, images and photos gives your room a bit of personality. Mix and match different frame shapes and sizes, and don’t worry about whether the images match or not – it’s the overall shape of the finished display that matters.

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  • Tia Side Table

    The Tia Side Table

    You've got the perfect sofa; now complete the look with a stylish table, available in a range of shapes, sizes and materials.

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  • Dwell Lighting

    The lighting

    Lamps and lighting don’t have to be conventional – in fact, the funkier, the better. For side tables and accent lighting, hunt out a brightly coloured anglepoise, and for wall lights, how about something truly ‘off the wall’ like this Peace light from Dwell?

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  • Rugs

    The rug

    Orange is the perfect partner for the bright blue sofa, and in rug form, will add interest to an otherwise neutral floor. Check out the Trance – at 120cm x 170cm, it makes a great place to both relax and play!.

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