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