It’s easy to come over all parsimonious about fabrics that breach the £100 a metre mark. But when it comes to those that you are truly, madly, deeply passionate about, it’s amazing how a little goes a long way, particularly in a simple, pared down room. Take this utterly sublime Keros fabric from Vaughan (yours for a reassuring £120 a metre). What would you need for a blind? Two, three, metres maybe? Save your parsimony for a blind-making kit rather than employing a curtain maker and you have an aesthetic statement that is impossible to put a sensible monetary value on. And certainly more than £400.