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