A neutral color scheme that accentuates a sense of space and light can be used very effectively in a room with large windows and generous proportions, and is therefore highly suitable for a living room, usually the largest area in the average house. The spaciousness can be exaggerated by creating a visual extension of the horizontal and vertical planes. One simple way of achieving this by introducing stripes from ceiling to floor. Plains banners of inexpensive cloth, such as calico, stapled or battened at ceiling height at regular intervals along a bare wall, make both a lineal and textural addition to the room. Alternatively, broad stripes painted in a subtle variation of the leading wall color would have the same optical result, but without the change of texture.