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