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