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Turn up the heat.

BRING bright and add zingy colour to rooms as well as outdoor spaces with accessories that will make you feel the heat is on.

Give a kitchen a seasonal facelift with prettily-coloured red and white or blue and white spotted Summer kitchenware from Next. Three canisters in red, white and blue, pounds 15, and Summer dinner set, pounds 28.

Alternatively, hang gaily-coloured plates on the wall, or jazz up cupboard interiors by painting them a bright colour.

If your sofa and chairs have taken a real bashing over the winter, breathe new life into them by accessorising with printed cushions.

House of Fraser's cushions work well indoors or out.

Summer Stripe, Spot On and Paradise Leaf are pounds 20 each.

Extra places to perch are always welcome when you're entertaining, and hand-embroidered Moroccan pouffes, pounds 115 each from Graham & Green, are suitably exotic and colourful in a choice of cyclamen, turquoise, orange and white.

Why not transform a boring detail like coat hooks into a talking point with an unmissable and fun red or white Birdie on a branch coat hook, pounds 50, from Ecocentric? This company is bursting with clever, colourful accessories.

CHEAP CHIC: Even little details catch the eye, so why not set the mood by spelling it out in words like Happy or Shine using Bright Alphabet stand-up letters from Pedlars. They start from pounds 3.95 each..


Summer Stripe, Spot On and Paradise Leaf cushions, pounds 20 each from House of Fraser. Moroccan pouffes, pounds 115, from Graham & Green.
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jun 11, 2009
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