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