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