a quick & possibly cheap way to modernize a room is to change the lamps. and the perfect lamp to place in that room is the gourd lamp. they've got single gourds, double gourds, and triple gourds. by adding these lamps, you're introducing curvy, bold, clean lines with [i'll say it again] color. if you want to keep it a bit more traditional, then use a more traditional shade with piping.