I always love using contrasting colors. The green outside of the window in the picture you posted would really compliment the lilac. I always think of color combinations outside. Violets: Light purple with green and yellow would be nice. As for rearranging and decorating small rooms. I have always lived in small apartments and or rooms. Simplify, simplify, simplify and everything that you bring in must be useful and have at least 2 purposes. So thats a great idea to use your dresser as a headboard. And the bed as a daybed/couch as well. But everything has to be personally appealing so don't fret go with what you like and what appeals to you.
Great tutorial. Thanks. I'm itching to start one tonight, but I know that I wouldn't get to bed until it was done, so this will have to wait until the weekend. These will make wonderful gifts for my three sisters.