When we first got the keys (nearly a year ago now!), the back bedroom was plain except for a purple wall. I am not a purple person at all and it made the room look way too dark.
The first job was getting rid of the purple with many coats of white paint. The purple paint was really thick and uneven so we tried sanding it down and then filling in the holes, but this just resulted in LOTS of dust which meant the white paint we painted over it wouldn't stick and would just bubble and peel off.
Yay, the white paint is sticking (at last!)
Choosing which shade of green
The room is quite mismatched, pretty much because we can't afford to buy new furniture. The bed and wardrobe are my old ones from my parents, the bureau is from a second hand furniture store and the bedside table is Ikea. The curtain, lamp and lampshade are also Ikea. The mirror is an old charity shop find of mine from years ago. We purchased an old 1934 ordnance survey map off eBay of the area we live in - it's so interesting looking at it! It even has the street that my Grandparents first lived on when they came over from Spain, which has since been demolished; and the street that my other Nana grew up on. We also have our Kate McLelland Edinburgh print which we purchased on our little trip there in 2010. We've made it a tradition now to buy bits of art for our home whenever we go somewhere. So far we have things from Edinburgh, Valencia & York. We also want to purchase something Liverpool-y (how could we not?!) and perhaps Parisian to remember our trip there for my 21st. The Russian doll carafe is from Funky Honey.
I really like this room despite the mismatch feel to all the furniture. I especially like it even more when it's clean and tidy like this! It has a very calm feel to it and as we just overlook some trees at the back, it's very serene. We slept in this room for quite a while as we were still decorating our room, and I loved waking up and just looking out to green trees.