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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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