One sure fire way to help make your home your own is to paint it!!! No offense to the previous owners but there were/are some colors that needed/still need to be changed.
To suit us Edwardses.
First up, master bedroom. As you can maybe see, the original color was a very dark green/brown. Just didn't work for us. So as selfish as it may sound to do the master bedroom first, we still chose it as our first project. Love the result. Bluish grayish. Nice and light. Fresh. New. Lovely. Very BJ-and-Julie.
Next up, the girls' room. You can see the dark red bead board on the bottom and the blue and white stripes on top. Patriotic? Yes. Haylee-and-Cambreeish? No. So changes needed to be made. This project was definitely a family project which made it take probably 3 times as long but that's ok right? They learned. We learned. And we were together.