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