Bearing in mind that it is their house (I miss my own place sometimes), I'm a little limited to what I can do - painting is probably out of the question (although I haven't asked yet.....) and once I move out, it's going to be the nephew's room when my sister comes to visit. That leaves us with a blue colour palette. I don't think this room has been any other colour in the 20 years that my mum and dad have lived here. But I like the colour blue (I remember an argument with my sister I was about 7 or 8 years old about the wall colour for our bedroom - I wanted blue, she wanted pink.....bleuch), so it won't exactly be a hardship to live with ;)
For some inspiration, I've turned to Pinterest. I joined this site a while ago and I haven't really done much with it :/ But with me having so much down time on my shifts lately, I installed the app on my phone and I've been a little hooked since!
Firstly, I definitely need another colour in this room - the carpet is dark blue, the walls are white and light blue. So I started looking at some different colour combinations:
At the moment, I'm really swinging towards the beach theme. I might be able to convince the parents to let me break up those plain white walls and put a little colour on. Then it'll be onto plan 2 - accessories! (At least, on a budget....).