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