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