We also updated the trim around the windows from the ugly builders basic stuff to a wider/chunkier style.
My new motto for 2013 is to invest in quality products that will stand the test of time vs trends that I will tire of in 6 months.
Here is a before shot. These are the blinds that came with the house, but I had also tried roman blinds as well as panels and neither of those was doing it for me. Still have a lot of work to do but definitely a step in the right direction.