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