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