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