Decorating with shades of grey

Grey is a versatile colour for the home and adapts well to any style of decorating, and gives a more modern and sophisticated feel that simple cream and beige. Here are some inspirational rooms that use greys to create a soft, romantic look, perfect for a faded vintage effect.

Christy Toile bedlinen

Grey Toile bed linen from Christy

Cabbages and Roses Charcoal fabrics

Charcoal fabrics, wallpapers and accessories from Cabbages and Roses

Laura Ashley Casual Chic

Casual Chic theme in dove grey from Laura Ashley


Dulux special offer – buy one get one half price

This special offer is available at B&Q until the 20th October, buy one get one half price on all Dulux products, so it’s not just paints but also brushes, rollers and loads of other tools you’ll need if your planning some decorating this autumn. Visit the B&Q website to find out more, there’s also a nifty gadget to inspire you with colours and styles.

Bold & beautiful – wallpaper patterns with personality

The trend for large scale motifs looks set to continue in the new autumn/winter season with a new twist. Rather than the traditional floral designs, choose a pattern with more personality for your room and have some fun, like the examples below.

Barneby Gates

Lewis & Wood Royal Flush

Prestigious Textiles Peacock

Try these quirky monochrome patterns with real character, left Barneby Gates, right Laura Ashley

Barneby Gates Chairs Laura Ashley Pimlico

Or try these black and white prints along the same theme from Wallpaper Direct

Paisley patterns scaled up to super sizes looks impressive in bold colours or softer metallics, here are some examples from Wallpaper Direct