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