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