In a too-low basement, eliminate the dropped ceiling and install industrial lighting. Spray paint the ceiling, rafters, exposed pipes, etc. white.
Replace your curtain rods with swing arm rods to open up the room and allow more light in. Windows appear to be bigger than they are, too :) How have I never heard of this?! It's like shutters in drape form!
Swap out that ugly ceiling fixture! Get the easy how-to (it takes under and hour to complete!)
lego wall awesome
upholstered box spring = no bedskirt necessary
Ooo! love this colorful ethnic rug