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