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