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