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