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