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