Finally, they're up. I bought four 96" Woodland drapery panels from West Elm and had them hemmed to 91" so that I could hang them floor to ceiling and fill the side walls with fabric.
The before (crazy color combination with sparkles, awful floors, silly light fixture)
The during (dark and stuffy):
Done! I like that the drapes hung higher and wider on a beefier rod (snicker snicker) makes the room feel bigger and fresher.
Pretty, fluid pattern.
Next up is to reupholster the dining room chairs with a fresher fabric but I'm thinking I shouldn't bother until the boys are older. Who am I kidding, boys will always be walking messes :)