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