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