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