It’s quite wonderful how a change of colour palette and one or two new soft furnishing updates can really make a room feel completely new and fresh. The last few years have been rather drab for my liking. Maybe it has something to do with the economic woes of this country and most of the world in fact. This grey, grey and black, grey, black and red . . . . I find grey is a really depressing colour and I vary rarely wear it by way of clothing – it makes me look ill and washed out. To get a really exciting new feel to a room without spending a vast sum, get a couple of the home magazines that show houses that owners have done up and get the feel for the new schemes that are becoming available. Also, professional decorating and interior design studios really do a fabulous job and are well worth their fee.