So far I have switched out my hand-me-down curtains from Patrick & Deb's wedding to the same Ikea ones, but in white (I think they cost $7?!). They are very inexpensive!
I also had fun with a little DIY project.
Here are my lampshades with the teal curtains before:
And now the revamped lampshades and white curtains:
I had planned to cover them in fabric, but as they are tapered, it was becoming way too complicated, so I spray painted them black instead and then cut out strips of fabric to create the "striped fabric look" I was going for. I like how the lamp base really stands out now.
I'll post before and after pictures of the whole room when I'm done. I look forward to this next, new season in my new room!