A leading interior designer has claimed that DIY home design is currently more "eclectic" than it has ever been before.
According to Linda Barker, spokesperson for the Ideal Home show, patterned wallpaper and a broad range of colours are two DIY trends that are set to continue this year.
The former star of the BBC DIY show Changing Rooms explained that the popular look for 2010 is "not formulaic, it is not boring, it is not minimalistic – it is quite exciting".
"It is about getting influences from all over the place and employing them in your own home," Ms Barker commented.
In addition, she said rich colours have made a big revival and urged DIY enthusiasts to consider using such colours throughout their homes.
Meanwhile, Ms Barker recently advised Britons to visit high-end showrooms to get inspiration for their own homes.
She said consumers should visit the "best showrooms to get the best ideas" and adjust their budget according to the most attractive design.
Posted by Jenny Summer