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