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