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