“Old houses don’t give you much choice in where to place things,” says Angie. “There are lots of windows and fireplaces but not much wallspace. In the master bedroom, that means the bed had to stay where it was.” If you can’t rearrange a room for more impact, dress it for drama instead. An embroidered suzani found on eBay adds art, texture, and a pop of color to the bed.
Steal this Idea: Ordinary, inexpensive burlap with lining and interlining makes extraordinary curtains. Pretty them up even more with classic pinch pleats.
Wall paint: Light Blue by Farrow & Ball.
Window treatment fabric: off-white burlap with fringe, available from most fabric stores. Lining sold separately, also at fabric stores.