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