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