Painting the walls can make a really big difference in a room. Some people favor sponge painting because it looks as if the paint changes the texture in the walls.
However, finding the right paint can create a mood in the room you are looking for that is pleasurable and calming.
Adding a painting to a wall makes a statement. You can find artwork for your wall that you enjoy and it will say something about you. Some people like to add a painting to a wall to create a focal point in a room and it does work well. You will be pleasantly surprised the difference a picture or a painting will make in a room.
Adding a colorful rug to a drab room will make an amazing difference with the look and feel. A rug can brighten up and make the room look brand new.
Depending on the style of your furniture, you might consider an area rug as your center point in the room. Laying out an area rug will have a big effect on any room.