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