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