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