- a careful and diverse balance of warm bright colours
- a high ceiling (this is difficult; half of my house is an old cottage)
- plenty of floor space
- and, crucially, a painted white background
In practice, I think this room is inimitable, but these are good clues for me for future use of blue. And I like the idea of multicoloured sofa cushions; hours of happy rearranging and coordinating with my frocks.