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