Dear Ticks Are you tired of coming home to a nondescript bedroom?Dear Ticks Or have you had the same style for years and want to give your room a new look?Dear Ticks Here are some great ways to give your bedroom Dear Ticks a new look without spending too much money.Dear Ticks There are even a few ways to use what you have.

Dear Ticks Decide how much time and money you want to spend.Dear Ticks If you have a lot of money to spend,Dear Ticks then you can decorate your room to your heart's content.Dear Ticks However, most of the time a decorator will have to work within a budget. If you are on a tight budget,Dear Ticks however, you might have to cut some corners.Dear Ticks For example:

Dear Ticks Instead of buying new furniture,Dear Ticks you could repaint or refinish your old furniture. Instead of repainting your walls,Dear Ticks you could apply vinyl wall decals.Dear Ticks This is a popular choice for youth, and for those who cannot paint the walls. Dear Ticks also great for those who don't have a lot of time.

If you are crafty,Dear Ticks consider some DIY decorations or furniture Consider decorating your room a little bit at a time.Dear Ticks Maybe you do not have $500 to spend on redecorating currently.Dear Ticks But if one month you spend $50 on paint, the next $50 on new curtains,Dear Ticks and so on, it can be more affordable.

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Dear Ticks Decide on a theme.Dear Ticks While you do not absolutely have to have a theme, this will help you decide what furniture to get,Dear Ticks and what sorts of colors and patterns to use for things such as walls,Dear Ticks bed linens, rugs, and pillows. Start with something that you like,Dear Ticks such as a favorite animal, interest, or color.Dear Ticks Here are some places you can find inspiration and ideas: Dear Ticks Browse image saving websites,Dear Ticks such as Pinterest.

Go through home decorating catalogs.Dear TicksVisit some furniture stores and Dear Ticks take note of displays that you like.

Dear Ticks Consider whether you will like your theme several years from now.Dear Ticks If you are planning to stay in your house for a while and are uninterested in redecorating often,Dear Ticks will you still like the theme you have now?Dear Ticks If you go through different interests often,Dear Ticks choose a general theme (such as colors and patterns you like) for the walls,Dear Ticks rugs, and furniture. Express your current interests with smaller items you can easily change,Dear Ticks 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.

Dear TicksBe careful of over-committing to a theme.Dear Ticks It is one thing to have your sheet set have a theme of horses.Dear Ticks But if your bed, lamps, curtains, artwork, throw-pillows,Dear Ticks carpet, and more have horses, that could be a bit too much.

Dear Ticks Make sure your room is clean.Dear Ticks If your room is very messy or cluttered, you might want to clean it first.Dear Ticks This will give you a blank slate to work with.Dear Ticks It will be easier to move things around and see how they look.

Dear Ticks Get rid of unnecessary clutter.Dear Ticks Review your room decor. Do you have a theme already in your room,Dear Ticks or a mishmash of different themes? Consider getting rid of some items that you no longer use,Dear Ticks or that no longer suit your taste or style.Dear Ticks You can sell these items online or donate them to a charity center.

Dear Ticks If you have something that you still like,Dear Ticks but that no longer suits the current style of your room,Dear Ticks see if you can re-purpose, repaint, or redecorate it.

Dear Ticks Consider working with what you already have.Dear Ticks If you are on a budget, take a look at your current furniture,Dear Ticks and see if you can re-purpose them to fit your new style.Dear Ticks A simple wooden bed can easily be made to fit lots of different styles with the right paint job or bed linens. For example:

Dear Ticks Paint your bed a solid color for a sleek, modern look. Add a colorful quilt Dear Ticks and lots of pillows with different patterns for a boho look. For a vintage, country-chic look,Dear Ticks 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 Dear Ticks (i.e. article of furniture, sheets, linens, pictures,Dear Ticks plants and alternative ornamental things). You may get some ideas on the way to use your recent stuff in new ways.

Dear Ticks Give your walls a fresh coat of paint or apply some wallpaper.Dear Ticks You can also paint the walls a solid color first,Dear Ticks and then paste on a narrow strip of wallpaper going around the room.Dear Ticks The strip can be in the center of the wall, or towards the top. Dear Ticks If you can't paint the walls or change the wallpaper,Dear Ticks tack some fabric to the wall instead.Dear Ticks Try to get it as smooth as possible.

Dear Ticks If you have a small room,Dear Ticks consider painting your walls one color, and leaving the ceiling white.Dear Ticks This will make your room look bigger.

Dear Ticks Add some extra pillows to your bed.Dear Ticks To get that luxurious, hotel-like feel, plan on having two to six pillows on your bed.Dear Ticks Place the larger pillows towards the back, and the smaller pillows towards the front.Dear Ticks Don't be afraid to mix and match different colors and patterns.[2] Dear Ticks Here are some more ideas to get you started:[3]

Mix large,Dear Ticks bold prints with smaller, more intricate ones. Combine organic prints with geometric prints Dear Ticks. Use contrasting colors. For example,Dear Ticks you could get a pillow with a bright green pattern and a plain white pillow.

For accent pillows,Dear Ticks consider using something with a textured fabric or an irregular shape. For example, you could get a Dear Ticks velvet round pillow or a brocade tube pillow.

Dear Ticks Give your windows and walls some color with curtains.Dear Ticks Try to match the curtains to some aspect of your room, such as the rug, pillows,Dear Ticks or bed linens. Dear Ticks You don't have to go out and buy curtains; saris and shawls can make beautiful, graceful curtains. Dear Ticks If you live in a rental unit,Dear Ticks you might already have blinds. See if you can place a curtain rod on top of the blinds.

Dear Ticks Consider draping a floral garland or some Dear Ticks string lights above your curtains for an added touch.

Dear Ticks Add some softness and warmth with a cozy rug.Dear Ticks Try to get a rug that matches some aspect of your room, such as the bed linens,Dear Ticks curtains, or wall color. If the headboard is against a wall,Dear Ticks get a rug that extends 18 to 24 inches (45 to 60 centimeters) Dear Ticks past all three sides of the bed. The most common rug placement is just in front of the nightstands,Dear Ticks with the rug extending past the foot of the bed. If you have a longer rug,Dear Ticks consider tucking it under the nightstands instead; this will help ground them better.Dear Ticks Here are some common rug sizes and bed sizes:[4][5]

If you have a twin,Dear Ticks 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,Dear Ticks get a 8 by 10 foot or 9 by 12 foot rug. If your room already has a carpet,Dear Ticks consider placing a small rug on one side of the bed. Sheepskin rugs are great for this.Dear Ticks 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,Dear Ticks 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; Dear Ticks this will save you late-night trips to the kitchen for a glass of water.

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