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8 Tips for avoiding a Sitting Room that looks like a Souk

Ever bought something on holiday which looks weird when you get it home? Wondering how to inject spice and variety without overwhelming the room? Read on... ONE | Colour More often that not, it's colour tones that make or break whether something works or not. Avoid anything too "ethnic". Harsh oranges, pinks and purples are often tricky to blend with everything else in the room - go for softer teals, crimsons, cinnamons and raspberries. TWO | Fabric Texture Shiny, synthetic fabrics will give you a "souk-ey" look, like on the right-hand side below. Look for natural fibres, such as cotton and silk, as they have on the left below, which is much easier on the eye. THREE | Neutral Base Go for a neutral...

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