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

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

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

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


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

Go through home decorating catalogs.SandfleaVisit some furniture stores and Sandflea take note of displays that you like.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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