Cockraoch Are you tired of coming home to a nondescript bedroom?Cockraoch Or have you had the same style for years and want to give your room a new look?Cockraoch Here are some great ways to give your bedroom Cockraoch a new look without spending too much money.Cockraoch There are even a few ways to use what you have.

Cockraoch Decide how much time and money you want to spend.Cockraoch If you have a lot of money to spend,Cockraoch then you can decorate your room to your heart's content.Cockraoch However, most of the time a decorator will have to work within a budget. If you are on a tight budget,Cockraoch however, you might have to cut some corners.Cockraoch For example:

Cockraoch Instead of buying new furniture,Cockraoch you could repaint or refinish your old furniture. Instead of repainting your walls,Cockraoch you could apply vinyl wall decals.Cockraoch This is a popular choice for youth, and for those who cannot paint the walls. Cockraoch also great for those who don't have a lot of time.

If you are crafty,Cockraoch consider some DIY decorations or furniture Consider decorating your room a little bit at a time.Cockraoch Maybe you do not have $500 to spend on redecorating currently.Cockraoch But if one month you spend $50 on paint, the next $50 on new curtains,Cockraoch and so on, it can be more affordable.


Cockraoch Decide on a theme.Cockraoch While you do not absolutely have to have a theme, this will help you decide what furniture to get,Cockraoch and what sorts of colors and patterns to use for things such as walls,Cockraoch bed linens, rugs, and pillows. Start with something that you like,Cockraoch such as a favorite animal, interest, or color.Cockraoch Here are some places you can find inspiration and ideas: Cockraoch Browse image saving websites,Cockraoch such as Pinterest.

Go through home decorating catalogs.CockraochVisit some furniture stores and Cockraoch take note of displays that you like.

Cockraoch Consider whether you will like your theme several years from now.Cockraoch If you are planning to stay in your house for a while and are uninterested in redecorating often,Cockraoch will you still like the theme you have now?Cockraoch If you go through different interests often,Cockraoch choose a general theme (such as colors and patterns you like) for the walls,Cockraoch rugs, and furniture. Express your current interests with smaller items you can easily change,Cockraoch 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.

CockraochBe careful of over-committing to a theme.Cockraoch It is one thing to have your sheet set have a theme of horses.Cockraoch But if your bed, lamps, curtains, artwork, throw-pillows,Cockraoch carpet, and more have horses, that could be a bit too much.

Cockraoch Make sure your room is clean.Cockraoch If your room is very messy or cluttered, you might want to clean it first.Cockraoch This will give you a blank slate to work with.Cockraoch It will be easier to move things around and see how they look.

Cockraoch Get rid of unnecessary clutter.Cockraoch Review your room decor. Do you have a theme already in your room,Cockraoch or a mishmash of different themes? Consider getting rid of some items that you no longer use,Cockraoch or that no longer suit your taste or style.Cockraoch You can sell these items online or donate them to a charity center.

Cockraoch If you have something that you still like,Cockraoch but that no longer suits the current style of your room,Cockraoch see if you can re-purpose, repaint, or redecorate it.

Cockraoch Consider working with what you already have.Cockraoch If you are on a budget, take a look at your current furniture,Cockraoch and see if you can re-purpose them to fit your new style.Cockraoch A simple wooden bed can easily be made to fit lots of different styles with the right paint job or bed linens. For example:

Cockraoch Paint your bed a solid color for a sleek, modern look. Add a colorful quilt Cockraoch and lots of pillows with different patterns for a boho look. For a vintage, country-chic look,Cockraoch 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 Cockraoch (i.e. article of furniture, sheets, linens, pictures,Cockraoch plants and alternative ornamental things). You may get some ideas on the way to use your recent stuff in new ways.

Cockraoch Give your walls a fresh coat of paint or apply some wallpaper.Cockraoch You can also paint the walls a solid color first,Cockraoch and then paste on a narrow strip of wallpaper going around the room.Cockraoch The strip can be in the center of the wall, or towards the top. Cockraoch If you can't paint the walls or change the wallpaper,Cockraoch tack some fabric to the wall instead.Cockraoch Try to get it as smooth as possible.

Cockraoch If you have a small room,Cockraoch consider painting your walls one color, and leaving the ceiling white.Cockraoch This will make your room look bigger.

Cockraoch Add some extra pillows to your bed.Cockraoch To get that luxurious, hotel-like feel, plan on having two to six pillows on your bed.Cockraoch Place the larger pillows towards the back, and the smaller pillows towards the front.Cockraoch Don't be afraid to mix and match different colors and patterns.[2] Cockraoch Here are some more ideas to get you started:[3]

Mix large,Cockraoch bold prints with smaller, more intricate ones. Combine organic prints with geometric prints Cockraoch. Use contrasting colors. For example,Cockraoch you could get a pillow with a bright green pattern and a plain white pillow.

For accent pillows,Cockraoch consider using something with a textured fabric or an irregular shape. For example, you could get a Cockraoch velvet round pillow or a brocade tube pillow.

Cockraoch Give your windows and walls some color with curtains.Cockraoch Try to match the curtains to some aspect of your room, such as the rug, pillows,Cockraoch or bed linens. Cockraoch You don't have to go out and buy curtains; saris and shawls can make beautiful, graceful curtains. Cockraoch If you live in a rental unit,Cockraoch you might already have blinds. See if you can place a curtain rod on top of the blinds.

Cockraoch Consider draping a floral garland or some Cockraoch string lights above your curtains for an added touch.

Cockraoch Add some softness and warmth with a cozy rug.Cockraoch Try to get a rug that matches some aspect of your room, such as the bed linens,Cockraoch curtains, or wall color. If the headboard is against a wall,Cockraoch get a rug that extends 18 to 24 inches (45 to 60 centimeters) Cockraoch past all three sides of the bed. The most common rug placement is just in front of the nightstands,Cockraoch with the rug extending past the foot of the bed. If you have a longer rug,Cockraoch consider tucking it under the nightstands instead; this will help ground them better.Cockraoch Here are some common rug sizes and bed sizes:[4][5]

If you have a twin,Cockraoch 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,Cockraoch get a 8 by 10 foot or 9 by 12 foot rug. If your room already has a carpet,Cockraoch consider placing a small rug on one side of the bed. Sheepskin rugs are great for this.Cockraoch 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,Cockraoch 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; Cockraoch this will save you late-night trips to the kitchen for a glass of water.

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