Fruitflies Are you tired of coming home to a nondescript bedroom?Fruitflies Or have you had the same style for years and want to give your room a new look?Fruitflies Here are some great ways to give your bedroom Fruitflies a new look without spending too much money.Fruitflies There are even a few ways to use what you have.

Fruitflies Decide how much time and money you want to spend.Fruitflies If you have a lot of money to spend,Fruitflies then you can decorate your room to your heart's content.Fruitflies However, most of the time a decorator will have to work within a budget. If you are on a tight budget,Fruitflies however, you might have to cut some corners.Fruitflies For example:

Fruitflies Instead of buying new furniture,Fruitflies you could repaint or refinish your old furniture. Instead of repainting your walls,Fruitflies you could apply vinyl wall decals.Fruitflies This is a popular choice for youth, and for those who cannot paint the walls. Fruitflies also great for those who don't have a lot of time.

If you are crafty,Fruitflies consider some DIY decorations or furniture Consider decorating your room a little bit at a time.Fruitflies Maybe you do not have $500 to spend on redecorating currently.Fruitflies But if one month you spend $50 on paint, the next $50 on new curtains,Fruitflies and so on, it can be more affordable.


Fruitflies Decide on a theme.Fruitflies While you do not absolutely have to have a theme, this will help you decide what furniture to get,Fruitflies and what sorts of colors and patterns to use for things such as walls,Fruitflies bed linens, rugs, and pillows. Start with something that you like,Fruitflies such as a favorite animal, interest, or color.Fruitflies Here are some places you can find inspiration and ideas: Fruitflies Browse image saving websites,Fruitflies such as Pinterest.

Go through home decorating catalogs.FruitfliesVisit some furniture stores and Fruitflies take note of displays that you like.

Fruitflies Consider whether you will like your theme several years from now.Fruitflies If you are planning to stay in your house for a while and are uninterested in redecorating often,Fruitflies will you still like the theme you have now?Fruitflies If you go through different interests often,Fruitflies choose a general theme (such as colors and patterns you like) for the walls,Fruitflies rugs, and furniture. Express your current interests with smaller items you can easily change,Fruitflies 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.

FruitfliesBe careful of over-committing to a theme.Fruitflies It is one thing to have your sheet set have a theme of horses.Fruitflies But if your bed, lamps, curtains, artwork, throw-pillows,Fruitflies carpet, and more have horses, that could be a bit too much.

Fruitflies Make sure your room is clean.Fruitflies If your room is very messy or cluttered, you might want to clean it first.Fruitflies This will give you a blank slate to work with.Fruitflies It will be easier to move things around and see how they look.

Fruitflies Get rid of unnecessary clutter.Fruitflies Review your room decor. Do you have a theme already in your room,Fruitflies or a mishmash of different themes? Consider getting rid of some items that you no longer use,Fruitflies or that no longer suit your taste or style.Fruitflies You can sell these items online or donate them to a charity center.

Fruitflies If you have something that you still like,Fruitflies but that no longer suits the current style of your room,Fruitflies see if you can re-purpose, repaint, or redecorate it.

Fruitflies Consider working with what you already have.Fruitflies If you are on a budget, take a look at your current furniture,Fruitflies and see if you can re-purpose them to fit your new style.Fruitflies A simple wooden bed can easily be made to fit lots of different styles with the right paint job or bed linens. For example:

Fruitflies Paint your bed a solid color for a sleek, modern look. Add a colorful quilt Fruitflies and lots of pillows with different patterns for a boho look. For a vintage, country-chic look,Fruitflies 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 Fruitflies (i.e. article of furniture, sheets, linens, pictures,Fruitflies plants and alternative ornamental things). You may get some ideas on the way to use your recent stuff in new ways.

Fruitflies Give your walls a fresh coat of paint or apply some wallpaper.Fruitflies You can also paint the walls a solid color first,Fruitflies and then paste on a narrow strip of wallpaper going around the room.Fruitflies The strip can be in the center of the wall, or towards the top. Fruitflies If you can't paint the walls or change the wallpaper,Fruitflies tack some fabric to the wall instead.Fruitflies Try to get it as smooth as possible.

Fruitflies If you have a small room,Fruitflies consider painting your walls one color, and leaving the ceiling white.Fruitflies This will make your room look bigger.

Fruitflies Add some extra pillows to your bed.Fruitflies To get that luxurious, hotel-like feel, plan on having two to six pillows on your bed.Fruitflies Place the larger pillows towards the back, and the smaller pillows towards the front.Fruitflies Don't be afraid to mix and match different colors and patterns.[2] Fruitflies Here are some more ideas to get you started:[3]

Mix large,Fruitflies bold prints with smaller, more intricate ones. Combine organic prints with geometric prints Fruitflies. Use contrasting colors. For example,Fruitflies you could get a pillow with a bright green pattern and a plain white pillow.

For accent pillows,Fruitflies consider using something with a textured fabric or an irregular shape. For example, you could get a Fruitflies velvet round pillow or a brocade tube pillow.

Fruitflies Give your windows and walls some color with curtains.Fruitflies Try to match the curtains to some aspect of your room, such as the rug, pillows,Fruitflies or bed linens. Fruitflies You don't have to go out and buy curtains; saris and shawls can make beautiful, graceful curtains. Fruitflies If you live in a rental unit,Fruitflies you might already have blinds. See if you can place a curtain rod on top of the blinds.

Fruitflies Consider draping a floral garland or some Fruitflies string lights above your curtains for an added touch.

Fruitflies Add some softness and warmth with a cozy rug.Fruitflies Try to get a rug that matches some aspect of your room, such as the bed linens,Fruitflies curtains, or wall color. If the headboard is against a wall,Fruitflies get a rug that extends 18 to 24 inches (45 to 60 centimeters) Fruitflies past all three sides of the bed. The most common rug placement is just in front of the nightstands,Fruitflies with the rug extending past the foot of the bed. If you have a longer rug,Fruitflies consider tucking it under the nightstands instead; this will help ground them better.Fruitflies Here are some common rug sizes and bed sizes:[4][5]

If you have a twin,Fruitflies 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,Fruitflies get a 8 by 10 foot or 9 by 12 foot rug. If your room already has a carpet,Fruitflies consider placing a small rug on one side of the bed. Sheepskin rugs are great for this.Fruitflies 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,Fruitflies 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; Fruitflies this will save you late-night trips to the kitchen for a glass of water.

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