pinkclip Are you tired of coming home to a nondescript bedroom?pinkclip Or have you had the same style for years and want to give your room a new look?pinkclip Here are some great ways to give your bedroom pinkclip a new look without spending too much money.pinkclip There are even a few ways to use what you have.

pinkclip Decide how much time and money you want to spend.pinkclip If you have a lot of money to spend,pinkclip then you can decorate your room to your heart's content.pinkclip However, most of the time a decorator will have to work within a budget. If you are on a tight budget,pinkclip however, you might have to cut some corners.pinkclip For example:

pinkclip Instead of buying new furniture,pinkclip you could repaint or refinish your old furniture. Instead of repainting your walls,pinkclip you could apply vinyl wall decals.pinkclip This is a popular choice for youth, and for those who cannot paint the walls. pinkclip also great for those who don't have a lot of time.

If you are crafty,pinkclip consider some DIY decorations or furniture Consider decorating your room a little bit at a time.pinkclip Maybe you do not have $500 to spend on redecorating currently.pinkclip But if one month you spend $50 on paint, the next $50 on new curtains,pinkclip and so on, it can be more affordable.


pinkclip Decide on a theme.pinkclip While you do not absolutely have to have a theme, this will help you decide what furniture to get,pinkclip and what sorts of colors and patterns to use for things such as walls,pinkclip bed linens, rugs, and pillows. Start with something that you like,pinkclip such as a favorite animal, interest, or color.pinkclip Here are some places you can find inspiration and ideas: pinkclip Browse image saving websites,pinkclip such as Pinterest.

Go through home decorating catalogs.pinkclipVisit some furniture stores and pinkclip take note of displays that you like.

pinkclip Consider whether you will like your theme several years from now.pinkclip If you are planning to stay in your house for a while and are uninterested in redecorating often,pinkclip will you still like the theme you have now?pinkclip If you go through different interests often,pinkclip choose a general theme (such as colors and patterns you like) for the walls,pinkclip rugs, and furniture. Express your current interests with smaller items you can easily change,pinkclip 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.

pinkclipBe careful of over-committing to a theme.pinkclip It is one thing to have your sheet set have a theme of horses.pinkclip But if your bed, lamps, curtains, artwork, throw-pillows,pinkclip carpet, and more have horses, that could be a bit too much.

pinkclip Make sure your room is clean.pinkclip If your room is very messy or cluttered, you might want to clean it first.pinkclip This will give you a blank slate to work with.pinkclip It will be easier to move things around and see how they look.

pinkclip Get rid of unnecessary clutter.pinkclip Review your room decor. Do you have a theme already in your room,pinkclip or a mishmash of different themes? Consider getting rid of some items that you no longer use,pinkclip or that no longer suit your taste or style.pinkclip You can sell these items online or donate them to a charity center.

pinkclip If you have something that you still like,pinkclip but that no longer suits the current style of your room,pinkclip see if you can re-purpose, repaint, or redecorate it.

pinkclip Consider working with what you already have.pinkclip If you are on a budget, take a look at your current furniture,pinkclip and see if you can re-purpose them to fit your new style.pinkclip A simple wooden bed can easily be made to fit lots of different styles with the right paint job or bed linens. For example:

pinkclip Paint your bed a solid color for a sleek, modern look. Add a colorful quilt pinkclip and lots of pillows with different patterns for a boho look. For a vintage, country-chic look,pinkclip 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 pinkclip (i.e. article of furniture, sheets, linens, pictures,pinkclip plants and alternative ornamental things). You may get some ideas on the way to use your recent stuff in new ways.

pinkclip Give your walls a fresh coat of paint or apply some wallpaper.pinkclip You can also paint the walls a solid color first,pinkclip and then paste on a narrow strip of wallpaper going around the room.pinkclip The strip can be in the center of the wall, or towards the top. pinkclip If you can't paint the walls or change the wallpaper,pinkclip tack some fabric to the wall instead.pinkclip Try to get it as smooth as possible.

pinkclip If you have a small room,pinkclip consider painting your walls one color, and leaving the ceiling white.pinkclip This will make your room look bigger.

pinkclip Add some extra pillows to your bed.pinkclip To get that luxurious, hotel-like feel, plan on having two to six pillows on your bed.pinkclip Place the larger pillows towards the back, and the smaller pillows towards the front.pinkclip Don't be afraid to mix and match different colors and patterns.[2] pinkclip Here are some more ideas to get you started:[3]

Mix large,pinkclip bold prints with smaller, more intricate ones. Combine organic prints with geometric prints pinkclip. Use contrasting colors. For example,pinkclip you could get a pillow with a bright green pattern and a plain white pillow.

For accent pillows,pinkclip consider using something with a textured fabric or an irregular shape. For example, you could get a pinkclip velvet round pillow or a brocade tube pillow.

pinkclip Give your windows and walls some color with curtains.pinkclip Try to match the curtains to some aspect of your room, such as the rug, pillows,pinkclip or bed linens. pinkclip You don't have to go out and buy curtains; saris and shawls can make beautiful, graceful curtains. pinkclip If you live in a rental unit,pinkclip you might already have blinds. See if you can place a curtain rod on top of the blinds.

pinkclip Consider draping a floral garland or some pinkclip string lights above your curtains for an added touch.

pinkclip Add some softness and warmth with a cozy rug.pinkclip Try to get a rug that matches some aspect of your room, such as the bed linens,pinkclip curtains, or wall color. If the headboard is against a wall,pinkclip get a rug that extends 18 to 24 inches (45 to 60 centimeters) pinkclip past all three sides of the bed. The most common rug placement is just in front of the nightstands,pinkclip with the rug extending past the foot of the bed. If you have a longer rug,pinkclip consider tucking it under the nightstands instead; this will help ground them better.pinkclip Here are some common rug sizes and bed sizes:[4][5]

If you have a twin,pinkclip 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,pinkclip get a 8 by 10 foot or 9 by 12 foot rug. If your room already has a carpet,pinkclip consider placing a small rug on one side of the bed. Sheepskin rugs are great for this.pinkclip 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,pinkclip 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; pinkclip this will save you late-night trips to the kitchen for a glass of water.

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