The living room is big but I'll bet I could paint the whole thing with a gallon and a half of paint, maybe less -- there isn't much wall. Besides the three arches there are three exit doors, a door/staircase thingy, two huge arched windows and a fireplace (that I have no idea what to do with).
There is so little wall that hanging pictures or arranging furniture is a big problem.
My idea for the little rooms is to have them be little jewel boxes, something where the color really grabs you. Painting the archs dark might act as "frames" and that could be nice but the walls themselves might make better frames by having the arch match the jewel box color.
I love the architecture of this house, CJane, but it is such a problem when deciding what to put where.
Here's what I meant by the "panel" doors -- the area I've outlined, (the arrow points to another door just like the one pictured). Should the inset panel be wall color or trim color?