In grade 9 or 10, I moved into my sister's old room [the phone jack, the cable connection, the fact that it was farther from my parents' room] and I was allowed to paint it however I wanted. I also ripped out the carpet because it was old and I am allergic to dust [it used to be hardcore].
I chose some bright colours, and I was allowed to do what I wanted to the floor since I wasn't getting a new one.
This is the hideousness that I did to the room.
These pictures were taken Monday night, after I cleared out everything but the TV and dresser. Tonight, the room was primed with two coats... ceiling, walls, trim. Tomorrow, I will rent a sander and sand down the floor. It is 108 year old hardwood, and I want it to be nice again. Then, I will paint the ceiling and trim white, the walls 'Smoke Grey' and then stain the floor a darkish red, then add some quarter round trim to finish it off. It will be gorgeous, and my mom will no longer despise the room HAHA.
Also, I got rid of a whole bunch of unwanted garbage, so there will be less crap in the room. Yay!
NOTE: In my defense, a red/orange/yellow room was still better than the turquoise room that my sister had in there before me, with the pink satin wallpaper on one wall, and the turquoise and pink floral border. But did I say pink? Cuz it gets worse: DUSTY. ROSE.
I'll update y'all on my progress!