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