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