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