Bright neon colours to help lift autumn gloom

Toronto chairs, from �59 each, available in white, blue, green, red and yellow, Marks & Spencer.PA Photo/Handout.
Toronto chairs, from �59 each, available in white, blue, green, red and yellow, Marks & Spencer.PA Photo/Handout.
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It’s hard to believe we’re already in autumn, but there’s no need to regret the passing of our short summer.

Bright, neon colours are fashionable and will be a tonic for the home as well as lifting your spirits by reminding you of sunny days.

So follow our mood-lifting guide to dazzling rooms.

Group objects of the same colour on a bookshelf for ­instant impact.

For added effect, paint shelves and the background wall in a strong contrasting shade, for example, yellow ­ornaments and books and a deep blue-painted wall.

If your kitchen’s ­looking a ­little drab, give it an ­instant pick-me-up with some ­brightly-coloured canisters and ­accessories and smart seating.

Clear up the clutter and add style to a room with units that are bold and eye-catching.

Make a work or hobby area special by zoning it in a ­vibrant colour shade such as orange, which is known to ­stimulate creativity, then kit it out with zingy storage and desk ­accessories that will naturally draw you to the space.

A sofa usually dominates a living room as the largest piece of furniture and it will star if it’s upholstered in a funky ­fabric with the rest of the backdrop neutral.

Colour’s the equivalent of make-up for rooms.

Instead of blusher and eye shadow, think of ­adding little pops of colour in ­decorative accessories to make rooms ­instantly ­visually appealing.