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Johnstone paints are great as they’re for professional decorators so have high pigment. I’d say go for a light colour – you can’t go wrong with white walls and ceilings – for white we buy big tubs of Leylands Super Leytex from Johnstones paint Centres. We’ve just decorated our house in Homebase Fresh Linen which is a great neutral colour, with Farrow & Ball Cornforth White eggshell skirtings, architraves and picture rails, and I’m really pleased with it.

Ref carpets, see if you have a Designer Contracts near you – they’re unbeatable for great carpets and floorings. They are mainly a contract flooring company, who supply and fit floorings to the big house developers. Their “offcuts” are whole-house sized so if you can be flexible on style/colour you can pick up some amazing bargains! We’ve just had our new house carpeted by them and they’ve done a really superb job and we’re really pleased with it.