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