As I've mentioned in the past, a simple throw pillow can give your room the face lift it needs. When placed correctly, pillows of different shapes and textures add a lot of elegance and character to your bed, couch, chairs, etc.
I purchased a couple of these Remy Shag Pillows from Crate and Barrel (crateandbarrel.com) on sale for about $30 each. Placed in front of a traditional bright throw (knit by my Grandmother!)
I love the contrast. When looking for new accessories, I tend to search for items that I could easily place in just about every room in my house - which makes it easy to switch things up when I'm getting bored with a look.