One of the biggest excitements of owning your own home is personalising the space with your chosen decor. If you're an avid reader of interior design magazines or just like to keep up with trends, hot foot it down to your local DIY store and pick up a tin of Denim Drift.

This shade of blue has been declared Dulux's Colour of the Year 2017 - described a versatile and neutral palette that creates a cool, calming and crisp environment. The colour works well when teamed with other shades of blue - from the darkest navy to the lightest cornflower - as well as with white and grey.

While grabbing a paintbrush is the first thing many property purchasers do after unpacking boxes, many tenants may be wondering how they can personalise their home without breaking the tenancy agreement. 

As a North West London estate and letting agent, London Residential has the following advice for tenants wanting to follow the latest decorating trends:-

  • Ask your property manager or landlord if it's OK to paint anything before starting work. Sometimes landlords are happy for tenants to redecorate as long as the original colour scheme is re-installed by them at the end of the tenancy.
  • Paint various sizes of card with your chosen colours, frame when dry and make a feature by hanging them on the wall in clusters.
  • Oversized pieces of MDF or box canvasses can also be painted and propped up against the wall to give an instant yet temporary injection of colour.
  • Introduce colour by adding accessories in your chosen shade - think blinds, rugs, cushions, curtains, frames, towels and bed linen.

If you'd like more advice about moving home in North West London, and what you can and can't do to a property as a tenant, ask London Residential.