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