I added some draperies made from canvas painter's drop cloths (from Lowe's). I washed them and dried them, so forgive me, they aren't yet ironed. Photos below taken with a Nikon D5100 DSLR in automatic mode.
This is the AFTER:
The chaise in my bedroom is a very comfy place to sit and read, or watch TV, or just relax. The big, waxed pine entertainment center came with me from Florida. I bought it at Rooms To Go and think that for something like this, it was a great purchase.
I raised the drapery rod up as high as possible to give the 8.5 foot ceiling some visual "height". I used a dark brown "Aged Coffee" colored rod and clip rings. I got the rod and rings from Overstock.com. The tortoiseshell shade was from Lowe's too.
Those lithographs on the wall were previously hanging over the nightstand lamps. They came from a garage sale in Dallas in the early '80's. I decided I wanted mirrors behind the lamps. I bought this pair for less than $100 for both at HomeGoods! I like the effect.
I relocated the prints to either side of the window.
This is a Victorian, faux bamboo sewing box that belonged to my great grandmother. I use it as an accent table at the entry to the bedroom.
I wish I knew something about these ceramics. They were in my grandmother's house for as long as I remember. They are a granite colored ceramic with these BRIGHT red roses on top.
Milo, fresh from the groomer, almost is invisible on the bed. My friends say that I got Milo because he was color "neutral".