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