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