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