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