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