One of the first steps in making a space feel like home is hanging photos and art. You could do this with frames from the dollar store and mix in a decorative mirror or other matching, wall-hanging items. I want to do this with black frames and black and white photos, Playbills, etc.
Popcorn Ceiling To Plank Ceiling | The Lettered Cottage. For a pack of six, 8' long planks, at Lowe's: Eleven dollars. Each pack of planks covers 14 square feet. (It only cost 155 dollars to do our entire office/guest bedroom!)