Army Ant Are you tired of coming home to a nondescript bedroom?Army Ant Or have you had the same style for years and want to give your room a new look?Army Ant Here are some great ways to give your bedroom Army Ant a new look without spending too much money.Army Ant There are even a few ways to use what you have.

Army Ant Decide how much time and money you want to spend.Army Ant If you have a lot of money to spend,Army Ant then you can decorate your room to your heart's content.Army Ant However, most of the time a decorator will have to work within a budget. If you are on a tight budget,Army Ant however, you might have to cut some corners.Army Ant For example:

Army Ant Instead of buying new furniture,Army Ant you could repaint or refinish your old furniture. Instead of repainting your walls,Army Ant you could apply vinyl wall decals.Army Ant This is a popular choice for youth, and for those who cannot paint the walls. Army Ant also great for those who don't have a lot of time.

If you are crafty,Army Ant consider some DIY decorations or furniture Consider decorating your room a little bit at a time.Army Ant Maybe you do not have $500 to spend on redecorating currently.Army Ant But if one month you spend $50 on paint, the next $50 on new curtains,Army Ant and so on, it can be more affordable.

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Army Ant Decide on a theme.Army Ant While you do not absolutely have to have a theme, this will help you decide what furniture to get,Army Ant and what sorts of colors and patterns to use for things such as walls,Army Ant bed linens, rugs, and pillows. Start with something that you like,Army Ant such as a favorite animal, interest, or color.Army Ant Here are some places you can find inspiration and ideas: Army Ant Browse image saving websites,Army Ant such as Pinterest.

Go through home decorating catalogs.Army AntVisit some furniture stores and Army Ant take note of displays that you like.

Army Ant Consider whether you will like your theme several years from now.Army Ant If you are planning to stay in your house for a while and are uninterested in redecorating often,Army Ant will you still like the theme you have now?Army Ant If you go through different interests often,Army Ant choose a general theme (such as colors and patterns you like) for the walls,Army Ant rugs, and furniture. Express your current interests with smaller items you can easily change,Army Ant 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.

Army AntBe careful of over-committing to a theme.Army Ant It is one thing to have your sheet set have a theme of horses.Army Ant But if your bed, lamps, curtains, artwork, throw-pillows,Army Ant carpet, and more have horses, that could be a bit too much.

Army Ant Make sure your room is clean.Army Ant If your room is very messy or cluttered, you might want to clean it first.Army Ant This will give you a blank slate to work with.Army Ant It will be easier to move things around and see how they look.

Army Ant Get rid of unnecessary clutter.Army Ant Review your room decor. Do you have a theme already in your room,Army Ant or a mishmash of different themes? Consider getting rid of some items that you no longer use,Army Ant or that no longer suit your taste or style.Army Ant You can sell these items online or donate them to a charity center.

Army Ant If you have something that you still like,Army Ant but that no longer suits the current style of your room,Army Ant see if you can re-purpose, repaint, or redecorate it.

Army Ant Consider working with what you already have.Army Ant If you are on a budget, take a look at your current furniture,Army Ant and see if you can re-purpose them to fit your new style.Army Ant A simple wooden bed can easily be made to fit lots of different styles with the right paint job or bed linens. For example:

Army Ant Paint your bed a solid color for a sleek, modern look. Add a colorful quilt Army Ant and lots of pillows with different patterns for a boho look. For a vintage, country-chic look,Army Ant 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 Army Ant (i.e. article of furniture, sheets, linens, pictures,Army Ant plants and alternative ornamental things). You may get some ideas on the way to use your recent stuff in new ways.

Army Ant Give your walls a fresh coat of paint or apply some wallpaper.Army Ant You can also paint the walls a solid color first,Army Ant and then paste on a narrow strip of wallpaper going around the room.Army Ant The strip can be in the center of the wall, or towards the top. Army Ant If you can't paint the walls or change the wallpaper,Army Ant tack some fabric to the wall instead.Army Ant Try to get it as smooth as possible.

Army Ant If you have a small room,Army Ant consider painting your walls one color, and leaving the ceiling white.Army Ant This will make your room look bigger.

Army Ant Add some extra pillows to your bed.Army Ant To get that luxurious, hotel-like feel, plan on having two to six pillows on your bed.Army Ant Place the larger pillows towards the back, and the smaller pillows towards the front.Army Ant Don't be afraid to mix and match different colors and patterns.[2] Army Ant Here are some more ideas to get you started:[3]

Mix large,Army Ant bold prints with smaller, more intricate ones. Combine organic prints with geometric prints Army Ant. Use contrasting colors. For example,Army Ant you could get a pillow with a bright green pattern and a plain white pillow.

For accent pillows,Army Ant consider using something with a textured fabric or an irregular shape. For example, you could get a Army Ant velvet round pillow or a brocade tube pillow.

Army Ant Give your windows and walls some color with curtains.Army Ant Try to match the curtains to some aspect of your room, such as the rug, pillows,Army Ant or bed linens. Army Ant You don't have to go out and buy curtains; saris and shawls can make beautiful, graceful curtains. Army Ant If you live in a rental unit,Army Ant you might already have blinds. See if you can place a curtain rod on top of the blinds.

Army Ant Consider draping a floral garland or some Army Ant string lights above your curtains for an added touch.

Army Ant Add some softness and warmth with a cozy rug.Army Ant Try to get a rug that matches some aspect of your room, such as the bed linens,Army Ant curtains, or wall color. If the headboard is against a wall,Army Ant get a rug that extends 18 to 24 inches (45 to 60 centimeters) Army Ant past all three sides of the bed. The most common rug placement is just in front of the nightstands,Army Ant with the rug extending past the foot of the bed. If you have a longer rug,Army Ant consider tucking it under the nightstands instead; this will help ground them better.Army Ant Here are some common rug sizes and bed sizes:[4][5]

If you have a twin,Army Ant 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,Army Ant get a 8 by 10 foot or 9 by 12 foot rug. If your room already has a carpet,Army Ant consider placing a small rug on one side of the bed. Sheepskin rugs are great for this.Army Ant 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,Army Ant 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; Army Ant this will save you late-night trips to the kitchen for a glass of water.

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