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