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