So, we have this hallway (now with more lights and sanded floorboards since this was taken): We're gonna get rid of that anaglypta, and (tricky bit) get the woodwork white again, because we've seen how much brighter our neighbour's hallways are with white woodwork. The plan is to probably have basically white paint one side of the dado rail, and paper the other, though not sure which way to go. Basically it is way too dingy and dark right now and we need to brighten it up. Being me, I rather like the idea of this paper one side or another, but there's not a chance in hell gsv will agree to it: Stripes may well be the answer, as gsv's and I are both quite keen on them. This one has the advantage of also being dead cheap, as we have a *lot* of wall to cover when you include upstairs. I find it a little tame, but it might be a good compromise. Any thought? Better to paper above or below the rail? Anything that might work well for the space?