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Alder Bug Are you tired of coming home to a nondescript bedroom?Alder Bug Or have you had the same style for years and want to give your room a new look?Alder Bug Here are some great ways to give your bedroom Alder Bug a new look without spending too much money.Alder Bug There are even a few ways to use what you have.
Alder Bug Decide how much time and money you want to spend.Alder Bug If you have a lot of money to spend,Alder Bug then you can decorate your room to your heart's content.Alder Bug However, most of the time a decorator will have to work within a budget. If you are on a tight budget,Alder Bug however, you might have to cut some corners.Alder Bug For example:
Alder Bug Instead of buying new furniture,Alder Bug you could repaint or refinish your old furniture. Instead of repainting your walls,Alder Bug you could apply vinyl wall decals.Alder Bug This is a popular choice for youth, and for those who cannot paint the walls. Alder Bug also great for those who don't have a lot of time.
If you are crafty,Alder Bug consider some DIY decorations or furniture Consider decorating your room a little bit at a time.Alder Bug Maybe you do not have $500 to spend on redecorating currently.Alder Bug But if one month you spend $50 on paint, the next $50 on new curtains,Alder Bug and so on, it can be more affordable.
Alder Bug Decide on a theme.Alder Bug While you do not absolutely have to have a theme, this will help you decide what furniture to get,Alder Bug and what sorts of colors and patterns to use for things such as walls,Alder Bug bed linens, rugs, and pillows. Start with something that you like,Alder Bug such as a favorite animal, interest, or color.Alder Bug Here are some places you can find inspiration and ideas: Alder Bug Browse image saving websites,Alder Bug such as Pinterest.
Go through home decorating catalogs.Alder BugVisit some furniture stores and Alder Bug take note of displays that you like.
Alder Bug Consider whether you will like your theme several years from now.Alder Bug If you are planning to stay in your house for a while and are uninterested in redecorating often,Alder Bug will you still like the theme you have now?Alder Bug If you go through different interests often,Alder Bug choose a general theme (such as colors and patterns you like) for the walls,Alder Bug rugs, and furniture. Express your current interests with smaller items you can easily change,Alder Bug such as lampshades, bed linens, or figurines.
If you are a teen, you are likely to change interests fairly quickly. What were your passions at 13 may be different at 17.
Alder BugBe careful of over-committing to a theme.Alder Bug It is one thing to have your sheet set have a theme of horses.Alder Bug But if your bed, lamps, curtains, artwork, throw-pillows,Alder Bug carpet, and more have horses, that could be a bit too much.
Alder Bug Make sure your room is clean.Alder Bug If your room is very messy or cluttered, you might want to clean it first.Alder Bug This will give you a blank slate to work with.Alder Bug It will be easier to move things around and see how they look.
Alder Bug Get rid of unnecessary clutter.Alder Bug Review your room decor. Do you have a theme already in your room,Alder Bug or a mishmash of different themes? Consider getting rid of some items that you no longer use,Alder Bug or that no longer suit your taste or style.Alder Bug You can sell these items online or donate them to a charity center.
Alder Bug If you have something that you still like,Alder Bug but that no longer suits the current style of your room,Alder Bug see if you can re-purpose, repaint, or redecorate it.
Alder Bug Consider working with what you already have.Alder Bug If you are on a budget, take a look at your current furniture,Alder Bug and see if you can re-purpose them to fit your new style.Alder Bug A simple wooden bed can easily be made to fit lots of different styles with the right paint job or bed linens. For example:
Alder Bug Paint your bed a solid color for a sleek, modern look. Add a colorful quilt Alder Bug and lots of pillows with different patterns for a boho look. For a vintage, country-chic look,Alder Bug you could paint your bed a base color, and then add a second coat of a crackle-effect paint to get that weathered look. Make an inventory of what stuff you have already got Alder Bug (i.e. article of furniture, sheets, linens, pictures,Alder Bug plants and alternative ornamental things). You may get some ideas on the way to use your recent stuff in new ways.
Alder Bug Give your walls a fresh coat of paint or apply some wallpaper.Alder Bug You can also paint the walls a solid color first,Alder Bug and then paste on a narrow strip of wallpaper going around the room.Alder Bug The strip can be in the center of the wall, or towards the top. Alder Bug If you can't paint the walls or change the wallpaper,Alder Bug tack some fabric to the wall instead.Alder Bug Try to get it as smooth as possible.
Alder Bug If you have a small room,Alder Bug consider painting your walls one color, and leaving the ceiling white.Alder Bug This will make your room look bigger.
Alder Bug Add some extra pillows to your bed.Alder Bug To get that luxurious, hotel-like feel, plan on having two to six pillows on your bed.Alder Bug Place the larger pillows towards the back, and the smaller pillows towards the front.Alder Bug Don't be afraid to mix and match different colors and patterns. Alder Bug Here are some more ideas to get you started:
Mix large,Alder Bug bold prints with smaller, more intricate ones. Combine organic prints with geometric prints Alder Bug. Use contrasting colors. For example,Alder Bug you could get a pillow with a bright green pattern and a plain white pillow.
For accent pillows,Alder Bug consider using something with a textured fabric or an irregular shape. For example, you could get a Alder Bug velvet round pillow or a brocade tube pillow.
Alder Bug Give your windows and walls some color with curtains.Alder Bug Try to match the curtains to some aspect of your room, such as the rug, pillows,Alder Bug or bed linens. Alder Bug You don't have to go out and buy curtains; saris and shawls can make beautiful, graceful curtains. Alder Bug If you live in a rental unit,Alder Bug you might already have blinds. See if you can place a curtain rod on top of the blinds.
Alder Bug Consider draping a floral garland or some Alder Bug string lights above your curtains for an added touch.
Alder Bug Add some softness and warmth with a cozy rug.Alder Bug Try to get a rug that matches some aspect of your room, such as the bed linens,Alder Bug curtains, or wall color. If the headboard is against a wall,Alder Bug get a rug that extends 18 to 24 inches (45 to 60 centimeters) Alder Bug past all three sides of the bed. The most common rug placement is just in front of the nightstands,Alder Bug with the rug extending past the foot of the bed. If you have a longer rug,Alder Bug consider tucking it under the nightstands instead; this will help ground them better.Alder Bug Here are some common rug sizes and bed sizes:
If you have a twin,Alder Bug double, or full sized bed, get a 5 by 8 foot or a 8 by 10 foot rug. If you have a queen or king sized bed,Alder Bug get a 8 by 10 foot or 9 by 12 foot rug. If your room already has a carpet,Alder Bug consider placing a small rug on one side of the bed. Sheepskin rugs are great for this.Alder Bug Add a nightstand with all of the necessities. This will make your bed space appear more luxurious and comfortable. Try to include a lamp, a clock, and some flowers,Alder Bug either in a pot or vase. If you like to read, consider having a stack of books. If you tend to get thirsty at night, have a glass and a carafe filled with water; Alder Bug this will save you late-night trips to the kitchen for a glass of water.