I often read Design Mags talking about changing a "look" with paint or changing room's feel the cheap way - with paint.
I hardly know anyone that does so...
...I thought I would try the theory out before I made such bold claims.
Step One: Take one white room with furniture and stuff that is all a mixy-matchy
Step Two: Choose a paint that will tie in all the elements such as the rug, sofa, light-shade and ornaments (and one that sings to you).
In this experiment I have chosen Dulux "Opua" from the colours of New Zealand range.
Step Three: Set aside impossible time-frame (in this case one afternoon while Jeff the Husband was away).
Step Four: Borrow all tools from neighbours and friends (even borrowed the actual neighbour in this case who was extremely handy in the "cutting-in")
Step Five: Stand back and have a beer because hypothesis proven correctomundo.
Conclusion: Yes a new lick of paint can change the look and feel of a room. Yes it was cheap and made a massive difference to the vibe of the room (ie we actually hang out in it now).
Disclaimer: I don't give a rat if it's not the colour you would have chosen - the point being that I love it and I have to live in it. Go choose one that makes YOUR bits tingle.
That's all. Happy painting.