Window treatments also merit careful thought. Don't just think about color-consider functional issues: How much light and privacy do you want the room to have? Is the view outside the window one you want to see or block out?
Valence window treatments can enhance your home's interior style. Transform old valences by using existing fabrics and batting from existing cornices. Try attaching a framed mirror to the wooden frame with hinges so it can be tilted up slightly to show off dramatic paint colors in the ceiling.