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