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