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