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