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