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