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