If you recall, the Master Bedroom makeover came on hot and heavy...we had barely gotten started (with just new bedding), but the magazine added the room to their shot list, not to mention, we unexpectedly needed to sell the house...so we had to crank it in to high gear. Basically the opposite of how I usually operate!
Selling all the heavy, dark furniture on Craigslist, and replacing it with lighter, upholstered pieces made the biggest difference in transforming the room. The second, was adding bold drapes to better define the windows.
I used a combination of Grace's faux-lucite tutorial, and Kristen's source for inexpensive brass hardware, to create these stunning rods that served as a glamorous backdrop for my budget-friendly drapes. Together they make such a statement...without breaking the bank!