Misquoto Are you tired of coming home to a nondescript bedroom?Misquoto Or have you had the same style for years and want to give your room a new look?Misquoto Here are some great ways to give your bedroom Misquoto a new look without spending too much money.Misquoto There are even a few ways to use what you have.

Misquoto Decide how much time and money you want to spend.Misquoto If you have a lot of money to spend,Misquoto then you can decorate your room to your heart's content.Misquoto However, most of the time a decorator will have to work within a budget. If you are on a tight budget,Misquoto however, you might have to cut some corners.Misquoto For example:

Misquoto Instead of buying new furniture,Misquoto you could repaint or refinish your old furniture. Instead of repainting your walls,Misquoto you could apply vinyl wall decals.Misquoto This is a popular choice for youth, and for those who cannot paint the walls. Misquoto also great for those who don't have a lot of time.

If you are crafty,Misquoto consider some DIY decorations or furniture Consider decorating your room a little bit at a time.Misquoto Maybe you do not have $500 to spend on redecorating currently.Misquoto But if one month you spend $50 on paint, the next $50 on new curtains,Misquoto and so on, it can be more affordable.


Misquoto Decide on a theme.Misquoto While you do not absolutely have to have a theme, this will help you decide what furniture to get,Misquoto and what sorts of colors and patterns to use for things such as walls,Misquoto bed linens, rugs, and pillows. Start with something that you like,Misquoto such as a favorite animal, interest, or color.Misquoto Here are some places you can find inspiration and ideas: Misquoto Browse image saving websites,Misquoto such as Pinterest.

Go through home decorating catalogs.MisquotoVisit some furniture stores and Misquoto take note of displays that you like.

Misquoto Consider whether you will like your theme several years from now.Misquoto If you are planning to stay in your house for a while and are uninterested in redecorating often,Misquoto will you still like the theme you have now?Misquoto If you go through different interests often,Misquoto choose a general theme (such as colors and patterns you like) for the walls,Misquoto rugs, and furniture. Express your current interests with smaller items you can easily change,Misquoto 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.

MisquotoBe careful of over-committing to a theme.Misquoto It is one thing to have your sheet set have a theme of horses.Misquoto But if your bed, lamps, curtains, artwork, throw-pillows,Misquoto carpet, and more have horses, that could be a bit too much.

Misquoto Make sure your room is clean.Misquoto If your room is very messy or cluttered, you might want to clean it first.Misquoto This will give you a blank slate to work with.Misquoto It will be easier to move things around and see how they look.

Misquoto Get rid of unnecessary clutter.Misquoto Review your room decor. Do you have a theme already in your room,Misquoto or a mishmash of different themes? Consider getting rid of some items that you no longer use,Misquoto or that no longer suit your taste or style.Misquoto You can sell these items online or donate them to a charity center.

Misquoto If you have something that you still like,Misquoto but that no longer suits the current style of your room,Misquoto see if you can re-purpose, repaint, or redecorate it.

Misquoto Consider working with what you already have.Misquoto If you are on a budget, take a look at your current furniture,Misquoto and see if you can re-purpose them to fit your new style.Misquoto A simple wooden bed can easily be made to fit lots of different styles with the right paint job or bed linens. For example:

Misquoto Paint your bed a solid color for a sleek, modern look. Add a colorful quilt Misquoto and lots of pillows with different patterns for a boho look. For a vintage, country-chic look,Misquoto 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 Misquoto (i.e. article of furniture, sheets, linens, pictures,Misquoto plants and alternative ornamental things). You may get some ideas on the way to use your recent stuff in new ways.

Misquoto Give your walls a fresh coat of paint or apply some wallpaper.Misquoto You can also paint the walls a solid color first,Misquoto and then paste on a narrow strip of wallpaper going around the room.Misquoto The strip can be in the center of the wall, or towards the top. Misquoto If you can't paint the walls or change the wallpaper,Misquoto tack some fabric to the wall instead.Misquoto Try to get it as smooth as possible.

Misquoto If you have a small room,Misquoto consider painting your walls one color, and leaving the ceiling white.Misquoto This will make your room look bigger.

Misquoto Add some extra pillows to your bed.Misquoto To get that luxurious, hotel-like feel, plan on having two to six pillows on your bed.Misquoto Place the larger pillows towards the back, and the smaller pillows towards the front.Misquoto Don't be afraid to mix and match different colors and patterns.[2] Misquoto Here are some more ideas to get you started:[3]

Mix large,Misquoto bold prints with smaller, more intricate ones. Combine organic prints with geometric prints Misquoto. Use contrasting colors. For example,Misquoto you could get a pillow with a bright green pattern and a plain white pillow.

For accent pillows,Misquoto consider using something with a textured fabric or an irregular shape. For example, you could get a Misquoto velvet round pillow or a brocade tube pillow.

Misquoto Give your windows and walls some color with curtains.Misquoto Try to match the curtains to some aspect of your room, such as the rug, pillows,Misquoto or bed linens. Misquoto You don't have to go out and buy curtains; saris and shawls can make beautiful, graceful curtains. Misquoto If you live in a rental unit,Misquoto you might already have blinds. See if you can place a curtain rod on top of the blinds.

Misquoto Consider draping a floral garland or some Misquoto string lights above your curtains for an added touch.

Misquoto Add some softness and warmth with a cozy rug.Misquoto Try to get a rug that matches some aspect of your room, such as the bed linens,Misquoto curtains, or wall color. If the headboard is against a wall,Misquoto get a rug that extends 18 to 24 inches (45 to 60 centimeters) Misquoto past all three sides of the bed. The most common rug placement is just in front of the nightstands,Misquoto with the rug extending past the foot of the bed. If you have a longer rug,Misquoto consider tucking it under the nightstands instead; this will help ground them better.Misquoto Here are some common rug sizes and bed sizes:[4][5]

If you have a twin,Misquoto 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,Misquoto get a 8 by 10 foot or 9 by 12 foot rug. If your room already has a carpet,Misquoto consider placing a small rug on one side of the bed. Sheepskin rugs are great for this.Misquoto 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,Misquoto 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; Misquoto this will save you late-night trips to the kitchen for a glass of water.

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