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