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