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