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