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