It looked like this:
I offered to clean and design it. So what did I have to work with in this room?
A decent bed with mattress
A rusted out file cabinet
A large dresser with mismatched handles and scratches
A few boxes of junk
A giant monitor
A rather old, white cupboard in bad condition
A black wardrobe in good condition
A cracked trash can
A decent bookshelf with sliding, glass doors
And this is what the room is now:
I spread a white cloth over the bookshelf, created a wall template with colored paper squares (adhered with blue tack), and placed a simple vase of water and fresh wildflowers to the side.
A bright, comfortable chair with a throw over the side rests in one corner.
The cement floor is covered by a large rug in a neutral color.
I draped a deep green fleece throw over the rusty cupboard, and placed it to the side of the bed for use as a nightstand.
The tacky array of magnets is removed, the wardrobe cleaned, and a couple of animals comfortably situated on top.
I turned the bed all the way around, to face the opposite wall. I used some navy blue sheets, green pillowcases, and a lighthouse blanket. The vertical pictures above the headboard create a unique accent. I found the pictures in an outdated calendar, but they have a matted finish and are relatively thick. The frames are construction paper.