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