Fearne Cotton said she has become "addicted to decorating" after learning more about colour in her role as ambassador for Dulux Colour of the Year 2020. The Happy Place host has redecorated every room in the house she shares with husband Jesse and their children, Rex and Honey, and is trying to be "braver" with her interior design choices.
"I think I have become addicted to decorating, painting in particular," Fearne said. "In the past year, I looked at my house and thought it was actually quite boring in terms of the decor. I've tried to be braver, with things like painting ceilings in colour – I'd never considered the ceiling before!”
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While she has opted for punchy shades of pink, green and yellow in some parts of her house, she has favoured the more muted Dulux Tranquil Dawn™ shade in her living room and bedroom, which has been named as the colour of 2020. "Both of these are rooms where I like to relax and feel calm. That feeling of being closer to nature, of bringing the outside in, is one I love, and this colour does that perfectly," Fearne explained. "I want to create inviting spaces at home, where if it's family who are there or friends are visiting, we can lock eyes, connect and there isn’t a screen to be seen."
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Fearne Cotton said she has become addicted to decorating
She added: "Switching off is something few of us actually achieve in reality. Life is so busy with work, friends and family that we all need time when there is less thinking, and we just enjoy the simple things again. For me, that means walking, running, listening to music, painting, baking and drawing - things that are instinctive and bring me joy. It’s so important to make room for joy in our busy lives."
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Fearne lives in London with her family, and regularly shares glimpses inside their "chaotic" home on Instagram, showing stylish touches including green velvet sofas, metallic accents, and even some storage trunks from Amanda Holden's QVC collection.
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