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