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What is the easiest way to transform a bland interior space?

Marius van der Merwe, M Interiors: The easiest way is to create a feature wall using paint or by applying wallpaper to one of the walls; this will immediately create an interesting focal point in the room.

Dress the room with the latest seasonal objects like vases, bowls, lamps, scatters and rugs; the addition of some on-trend accessories will inject instant interest and can easily be changed at a later stage, if your style changes.

Adding texture and mixing up different materials is also a great way of adding interest. Combining items made from wool, leather, bamboo and copper, for example, can take a room from bland to grand in minutes.