Fleabites Are you tired of coming home to a nondescript bedroom?Fleabites Or have you had the same style for years and want to give your room a new look?Fleabites Here are some great ways to give your bedroom Fleabites a new look without spending too much money.Fleabites There are even a few ways to use what you have.

Fleabites Decide how much time and money you want to spend.Fleabites If you have a lot of money to spend,Fleabites then you can decorate your room to your heart's content.Fleabites However, most of the time a decorator will have to work within a budget. If you are on a tight budget,Fleabites however, you might have to cut some corners.Fleabites For example:

Fleabites Instead of buying new furniture,Fleabites you could repaint or refinish your old furniture. Instead of repainting your walls,Fleabites you could apply vinyl wall decals.Fleabites This is a popular choice for youth, and for those who cannot paint the walls. Fleabites also great for those who don't have a lot of time.

If you are crafty,Fleabites consider some DIY decorations or furniture Consider decorating your room a little bit at a time.Fleabites Maybe you do not have $500 to spend on redecorating currently.Fleabites But if one month you spend $50 on paint, the next $50 on new curtains,Fleabites and so on, it can be more affordable.


Fleabites Decide on a theme.Fleabites While you do not absolutely have to have a theme, this will help you decide what furniture to get,Fleabites and what sorts of colors and patterns to use for things such as walls,Fleabites bed linens, rugs, and pillows. Start with something that you like,Fleabites such as a favorite animal, interest, or color.Fleabites Here are some places you can find inspiration and ideas: Fleabites Browse image saving websites,Fleabites such as Pinterest.

Go through home decorating catalogs.FleabitesVisit some furniture stores and Fleabites take note of displays that you like.

Fleabites Consider whether you will like your theme several years from now.Fleabites If you are planning to stay in your house for a while and are uninterested in redecorating often,Fleabites will you still like the theme you have now?Fleabites If you go through different interests often,Fleabites choose a general theme (such as colors and patterns you like) for the walls,Fleabites rugs, and furniture. Express your current interests with smaller items you can easily change,Fleabites 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.

FleabitesBe careful of over-committing to a theme.Fleabites It is one thing to have your sheet set have a theme of horses.Fleabites But if your bed, lamps, curtains, artwork, throw-pillows,Fleabites carpet, and more have horses, that could be a bit too much.

Fleabites Make sure your room is clean.Fleabites If your room is very messy or cluttered, you might want to clean it first.Fleabites This will give you a blank slate to work with.Fleabites It will be easier to move things around and see how they look.

Fleabites Get rid of unnecessary clutter.Fleabites Review your room decor. Do you have a theme already in your room,Fleabites or a mishmash of different themes? Consider getting rid of some items that you no longer use,Fleabites or that no longer suit your taste or style.Fleabites You can sell these items online or donate them to a charity center.

Fleabites If you have something that you still like,Fleabites but that no longer suits the current style of your room,Fleabites see if you can re-purpose, repaint, or redecorate it.

Fleabites Consider working with what you already have.Fleabites If you are on a budget, take a look at your current furniture,Fleabites and see if you can re-purpose them to fit your new style.Fleabites A simple wooden bed can easily be made to fit lots of different styles with the right paint job or bed linens. For example:

Fleabites Paint your bed a solid color for a sleek, modern look. Add a colorful quilt Fleabites and lots of pillows with different patterns for a boho look. For a vintage, country-chic look,Fleabites 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 Fleabites (i.e. article of furniture, sheets, linens, pictures,Fleabites plants and alternative ornamental things). You may get some ideas on the way to use your recent stuff in new ways.

Fleabites Give your walls a fresh coat of paint or apply some wallpaper.Fleabites You can also paint the walls a solid color first,Fleabites and then paste on a narrow strip of wallpaper going around the room.Fleabites The strip can be in the center of the wall, or towards the top. Fleabites If you can't paint the walls or change the wallpaper,Fleabites tack some fabric to the wall instead.Fleabites Try to get it as smooth as possible.

Fleabites If you have a small room,Fleabites consider painting your walls one color, and leaving the ceiling white.Fleabites This will make your room look bigger.

Fleabites Add some extra pillows to your bed.Fleabites To get that luxurious, hotel-like feel, plan on having two to six pillows on your bed.Fleabites Place the larger pillows towards the back, and the smaller pillows towards the front.Fleabites Don't be afraid to mix and match different colors and patterns.[2] Fleabites Here are some more ideas to get you started:[3]

Mix large,Fleabites bold prints with smaller, more intricate ones. Combine organic prints with geometric prints Fleabites. Use contrasting colors. For example,Fleabites you could get a pillow with a bright green pattern and a plain white pillow.

For accent pillows,Fleabites consider using something with a textured fabric or an irregular shape. For example, you could get a Fleabites velvet round pillow or a brocade tube pillow.

Fleabites Give your windows and walls some color with curtains.Fleabites Try to match the curtains to some aspect of your room, such as the rug, pillows,Fleabites or bed linens. Fleabites You don't have to go out and buy curtains; saris and shawls can make beautiful, graceful curtains. Fleabites If you live in a rental unit,Fleabites you might already have blinds. See if you can place a curtain rod on top of the blinds.

Fleabites Consider draping a floral garland or some Fleabites string lights above your curtains for an added touch.

Fleabites Add some softness and warmth with a cozy rug.Fleabites Try to get a rug that matches some aspect of your room, such as the bed linens,Fleabites curtains, or wall color. If the headboard is against a wall,Fleabites get a rug that extends 18 to 24 inches (45 to 60 centimeters) Fleabites past all three sides of the bed. The most common rug placement is just in front of the nightstands,Fleabites with the rug extending past the foot of the bed. If you have a longer rug,Fleabites consider tucking it under the nightstands instead; this will help ground them better.Fleabites Here are some common rug sizes and bed sizes:[4][5]

If you have a twin,Fleabites 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,Fleabites get a 8 by 10 foot or 9 by 12 foot rug. If your room already has a carpet,Fleabites consider placing a small rug on one side of the bed. Sheepskin rugs are great for this.Fleabites 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,Fleabites 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; Fleabites this will save you late-night trips to the kitchen for a glass of water.

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