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