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