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