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