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