I'll start with our entryway and living room, which seems only natural:
FORMAL LIVING ROOM BEFORE:
FORMAL LIVING ROOM AFTER - new (but still light colored) paint, new furniture, new window dressings:
We are pretty happy with the results, if we do say so ourselves! Our big "thing" has been that we don't want to go out and just furnish the whole place just to have it furnished. We want to find things that we like, and that fit into what we want our house to be. There's more we want to do (i.e., rip out the carpet on the stairs, freshen up the fireplace and hearth), but we are in a place where we can sit back and relax for now. Which is good for our bank account, and for our weekends.