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