I don’t remember how I came across her blog but blogger of The Hunted Interior has such an inspiring home. With a little patience and time, you can really create some wonderful things.
This is a table from Ikea that was painted gold and given a faux marble touch. See how it originally looked here.
I especially like the gallery walls she created around her tvs.
Skirting the stand under a tv can hide unsightly cords and clutter. See more areas you can hide with skirted material here.