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