Now we’re getting into the décor side of things, because as soon as you’ve decided who’s doing what, you can ask yourself when is it happening? This will give you answers about the colour of the walls – if it’s a room used mostly in the evening then go dark and dramatic with the paint. If it needs to be available from first to last thing you might want to keep the walls paler but go dark (and practical) with the furniture. And don’t forget the lighting. Dimmers, if you’re starting from scratch, are a must, but always check paint colours under both natural and electric light.