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