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