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