thank you for all the comments. We're got a professional coming to help us re design our bedroom (redesign is a bit strong a word for it, choose colours, fabrics etc) so we're going to ask for her advice on the other room in question. You guys have made me doubt the border idea but that's probably just because I'm very fickle
Um, wouldn't you get a straight line using something newfangled like masking tape? It's not something I'd choose but for almost two years we had a "modern art" effect where I got as far as painting five tester colours in a T-shape of squares over our vomit-yellow bedroom wall, then took aaages to get aroud to the actual painting ...
we actually got quite used to the effect after a few weeks!!!
it has been suggested that it would look good to paint a border, approx 9 inches deep around the room starting at the top of the door cornice. The walls are plain and this is to bring the accent colour in to the of of the room. the decorator that we usually use has turned his nose up at it (how will i get an exact straight time? you'll be forever looking at it thinking you can see wonky bits! were his comments). Do i just need to change my decorator or has he got a point do you think?