Rat Hole Are you tired of coming home to a nondescript bedroom?Rat Hole Or have you had the same style for years and want to give your room a new look?Rat Hole Here are some great ways to give your bedroom Rat Hole a new look without spending too much money.Rat Hole There are even a few ways to use what you have.

Rat Hole Decide how much time and money you want to spend.Rat Hole If you have a lot of money to spend,Rat Hole then you can decorate your room to your heart's content.Rat Hole However, most of the time a decorator will have to work within a budget. If you are on a tight budget,Rat Hole however, you might have to cut some corners.Rat Hole For example:

Rat Hole Instead of buying new furniture,Rat Hole you could repaint or refinish your old furniture. Instead of repainting your walls,Rat Hole you could apply vinyl wall decals.Rat Hole This is a popular choice for youth, and for those who cannot paint the walls. Rat Hole also great for those who don't have a lot of time.

If you are crafty,Rat Hole consider some DIY decorations or furniture Consider decorating your room a little bit at a time.Rat Hole Maybe you do not have $500 to spend on redecorating currently.Rat Hole But if one month you spend $50 on paint, the next $50 on new curtains,Rat Hole and so on, it can be more affordable.

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Rat Hole Decide on a theme.Rat Hole While you do not absolutely have to have a theme, this will help you decide what furniture to get,Rat Hole and what sorts of colors and patterns to use for things such as walls,Rat Hole bed linens, rugs, and pillows. Start with something that you like,Rat Hole such as a favorite animal, interest, or color.Rat Hole Here are some places you can find inspiration and ideas: Rat Hole Browse image saving websites,Rat Hole such as Pinterest.

Go through home decorating catalogs.Rat HoleVisit some furniture stores and Rat Hole take note of displays that you like.

Rat Hole Consider whether you will like your theme several years from now.Rat Hole If you are planning to stay in your house for a while and are uninterested in redecorating often,Rat Hole will you still like the theme you have now?Rat Hole If you go through different interests often,Rat Hole choose a general theme (such as colors and patterns you like) for the walls,Rat Hole rugs, and furniture. Express your current interests with smaller items you can easily change,Rat Hole 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.

Rat HoleBe careful of over-committing to a theme.Rat Hole It is one thing to have your sheet set have a theme of horses.Rat Hole But if your bed, lamps, curtains, artwork, throw-pillows,Rat Hole carpet, and more have horses, that could be a bit too much.

Rat Hole Make sure your room is clean.Rat Hole If your room is very messy or cluttered, you might want to clean it first.Rat Hole This will give you a blank slate to work with.Rat Hole It will be easier to move things around and see how they look.

Rat Hole Get rid of unnecessary clutter.Rat Hole Review your room decor. Do you have a theme already in your room,Rat Hole or a mishmash of different themes? Consider getting rid of some items that you no longer use,Rat Hole or that no longer suit your taste or style.Rat Hole You can sell these items online or donate them to a charity center.

Rat Hole If you have something that you still like,Rat Hole but that no longer suits the current style of your room,Rat Hole see if you can re-purpose, repaint, or redecorate it.

Rat Hole Consider working with what you already have.Rat Hole If you are on a budget, take a look at your current furniture,Rat Hole and see if you can re-purpose them to fit your new style.Rat Hole A simple wooden bed can easily be made to fit lots of different styles with the right paint job or bed linens. For example:

Rat Hole Paint your bed a solid color for a sleek, modern look. Add a colorful quilt Rat Hole and lots of pillows with different patterns for a boho look. For a vintage, country-chic look,Rat Hole 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 Rat Hole (i.e. article of furniture, sheets, linens, pictures,Rat Hole plants and alternative ornamental things). You may get some ideas on the way to use your recent stuff in new ways.

Rat Hole Give your walls a fresh coat of paint or apply some wallpaper.Rat Hole You can also paint the walls a solid color first,Rat Hole and then paste on a narrow strip of wallpaper going around the room.Rat Hole The strip can be in the center of the wall, or towards the top. Rat Hole If you can't paint the walls or change the wallpaper,Rat Hole tack some fabric to the wall instead.Rat Hole Try to get it as smooth as possible.

Rat Hole If you have a small room,Rat Hole consider painting your walls one color, and leaving the ceiling white.Rat Hole This will make your room look bigger.

Rat Hole Add some extra pillows to your bed.Rat Hole To get that luxurious, hotel-like feel, plan on having two to six pillows on your bed.Rat Hole Place the larger pillows towards the back, and the smaller pillows towards the front.Rat Hole Don't be afraid to mix and match different colors and patterns.[2] Rat Hole Here are some more ideas to get you started:[3]

Mix large,Rat Hole bold prints with smaller, more intricate ones. Combine organic prints with geometric prints Rat Hole. Use contrasting colors. For example,Rat Hole you could get a pillow with a bright green pattern and a plain white pillow.

For accent pillows,Rat Hole consider using something with a textured fabric or an irregular shape. For example, you could get a Rat Hole velvet round pillow or a brocade tube pillow.

Rat Hole Give your windows and walls some color with curtains.Rat Hole Try to match the curtains to some aspect of your room, such as the rug, pillows,Rat Hole or bed linens. Rat Hole You don't have to go out and buy curtains; saris and shawls can make beautiful, graceful curtains. Rat Hole If you live in a rental unit,Rat Hole you might already have blinds. See if you can place a curtain rod on top of the blinds.

Rat Hole Consider draping a floral garland or some Rat Hole string lights above your curtains for an added touch.

Rat Hole Add some softness and warmth with a cozy rug.Rat Hole Try to get a rug that matches some aspect of your room, such as the bed linens,Rat Hole curtains, or wall color. If the headboard is against a wall,Rat Hole get a rug that extends 18 to 24 inches (45 to 60 centimeters) Rat Hole past all three sides of the bed. The most common rug placement is just in front of the nightstands,Rat Hole with the rug extending past the foot of the bed. If you have a longer rug,Rat Hole consider tucking it under the nightstands instead; this will help ground them better.Rat Hole Here are some common rug sizes and bed sizes:[4][5]

If you have a twin,Rat Hole 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,Rat Hole get a 8 by 10 foot or 9 by 12 foot rug. If your room already has a carpet,Rat Hole consider placing a small rug on one side of the bed. Sheepskin rugs are great for this.Rat Hole 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,Rat Hole 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; Rat Hole this will save you late-night trips to the kitchen for a glass of water.