I love adding personality and color to a room by making things. Either painting old furniture, or using fabrics. I love giving new life to things, doing a room on the cheap (inexpensive). Everything we did in my girl's room we made ourselves, or re-purposed. For instance, we decided that the room was too small for the current desk we had for it. So we chopped the desk in half, using the drawers on the bottom of the bed, and the other half as the desk. Love how it turned out, and besides the paint, it was free! Can't beat that.
Here is how the desk looked before.
After a little sawing and repairing, here is how it looks after.
Here is where the drawers from the other side of the desk ended up.
Love re-purposing, saves money, and it really personalizes a room and makes it yours!