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