yhsm inucbr_001 Are you tired of coming home to a nondescript bedroom?yhsm inucbr_001 Or have you had the same style for years and want to give your room a new look?yhsm inucbr_001 Here are some great ways to give your bedroom yhsm inucbr_001 a new look without spending too much money.yhsm inucbr_001 There are even a few ways to use what you have.

yhsm inucbr_001 Decide how much time and money you want to spend.yhsm inucbr_001 If you have a lot of money to spend,yhsm inucbr_001 then you can decorate your room to your heart's content.yhsm inucbr_001 However, most of the time a decorator will have to work within a budget. If you are on a tight budget,yhsm inucbr_001 however, you might have to cut some corners.yhsm inucbr_001 For example:

yhsm inucbr_001 Instead of buying new furniture,yhsm inucbr_001 you could repaint or refinish your old furniture. Instead of repainting your walls,yhsm inucbr_001 you could apply vinyl wall decals.yhsm inucbr_001 This is a popular choice for youth, and for those who cannot paint the walls. yhsm inucbr_001 also great for those who don't have a lot of time.

If you are crafty,yhsm inucbr_001 consider some DIY decorations or furniture Consider decorating your room a little bit at a time.yhsm inucbr_001 Maybe you do not have $500 to spend on redecorating currently.yhsm inucbr_001 But if one month you spend $50 on paint, the next $50 on new curtains,yhsm inucbr_001 and so on, it can be more affordable.

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yhsm inucbr_001 Decide on a theme.yhsm inucbr_001 While you do not absolutely have to have a theme, this will help you decide what furniture to get,yhsm inucbr_001 and what sorts of colors and patterns to use for things such as walls,yhsm inucbr_001 bed linens, rugs, and pillows. Start with something that you like,yhsm inucbr_001 such as a favorite animal, interest, or color.yhsm inucbr_001 Here are some places you can find inspiration and ideas: yhsm inucbr_001 Browse image saving websites,yhsm inucbr_001 such as Pinterest.

Go through home decorating catalogs.yhsm inucbr_001Visit some furniture stores and yhsm inucbr_001 take note of displays that you like.

yhsm inucbr_001 Consider whether you will like your theme several years from now.yhsm inucbr_001 If you are planning to stay in your house for a while and are uninterested in redecorating often,yhsm inucbr_001 will you still like the theme you have now?yhsm inucbr_001 If you go through different interests often,yhsm inucbr_001 choose a general theme (such as colors and patterns you like) for the walls,yhsm inucbr_001 rugs, and furniture. Express your current interests with smaller items you can easily change,yhsm inucbr_001 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.

yhsm inucbr_001Be careful of over-committing to a theme.yhsm inucbr_001 It is one thing to have your sheet set have a theme of horses.yhsm inucbr_001 But if your bed, lamps, curtains, artwork, throw-pillows,yhsm inucbr_001 carpet, and more have horses, that could be a bit too much.

yhsm inucbr_001 Make sure your room is clean.yhsm inucbr_001 If your room is very messy or cluttered, you might want to clean it first.yhsm inucbr_001 This will give you a blank slate to work with.yhsm inucbr_001 It will be easier to move things around and see how they look.

yhsm inucbr_001 Get rid of unnecessary clutter.yhsm inucbr_001 Review your room decor. Do you have a theme already in your room,yhsm inucbr_001 or a mishmash of different themes? Consider getting rid of some items that you no longer use,yhsm inucbr_001 or that no longer suit your taste or style.yhsm inucbr_001 You can sell these items online or donate them to a charity center.

yhsm inucbr_001 If you have something that you still like,yhsm inucbr_001 but that no longer suits the current style of your room,yhsm inucbr_001 see if you can re-purpose, repaint, or redecorate it.

yhsm inucbr_001 Consider working with what you already have.yhsm inucbr_001 If you are on a budget, take a look at your current furniture,yhsm inucbr_001 and see if you can re-purpose them to fit your new style.yhsm inucbr_001 A simple wooden bed can easily be made to fit lots of different styles with the right paint job or bed linens. For example:

yhsm inucbr_001 Paint your bed a solid color for a sleek, modern look. Add a colorful quilt yhsm inucbr_001 and lots of pillows with different patterns for a boho look. For a vintage, country-chic look,yhsm inucbr_001 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 yhsm inucbr_001 (i.e. article of furniture, sheets, linens, pictures,yhsm inucbr_001 plants and alternative ornamental things). You may get some ideas on the way to use your recent stuff in new ways.

yhsm inucbr_001 Give your walls a fresh coat of paint or apply some wallpaper.yhsm inucbr_001 You can also paint the walls a solid color first,yhsm inucbr_001 and then paste on a narrow strip of wallpaper going around the room.yhsm inucbr_001 The strip can be in the center of the wall, or towards the top. yhsm inucbr_001 If you can't paint the walls or change the wallpaper,yhsm inucbr_001 tack some fabric to the wall instead.yhsm inucbr_001 Try to get it as smooth as possible.

yhsm inucbr_001 If you have a small room,yhsm inucbr_001 consider painting your walls one color, and leaving the ceiling white.yhsm inucbr_001 This will make your room look bigger.

yhsm inucbr_001 Add some extra pillows to your bed.yhsm inucbr_001 To get that luxurious, hotel-like feel, plan on having two to six pillows on your bed.yhsm inucbr_001 Place the larger pillows towards the back, and the smaller pillows towards the front.yhsm inucbr_001 Don't be afraid to mix and match different colors and patterns.[2] yhsm inucbr_001 Here are some more ideas to get you started:[3]

Mix large,yhsm inucbr_001 bold prints with smaller, more intricate ones. Combine organic prints with geometric prints yhsm inucbr_001. Use contrasting colors. For example,yhsm inucbr_001 you could get a pillow with a bright green pattern and a plain white pillow.

For accent pillows,yhsm inucbr_001 consider using something with a textured fabric or an irregular shape. For example, you could get a yhsm inucbr_001 velvet round pillow or a brocade tube pillow.

yhsm inucbr_001 Give your windows and walls some color with curtains.yhsm inucbr_001 Try to match the curtains to some aspect of your room, such as the rug, pillows,yhsm inucbr_001 or bed linens. yhsm inucbr_001 You don't have to go out and buy curtains; saris and shawls can make beautiful, graceful curtains. yhsm inucbr_001 If you live in a rental unit,yhsm inucbr_001 you might already have blinds. See if you can place a curtain rod on top of the blinds.

yhsm inucbr_001 Consider draping a floral garland or some yhsm inucbr_001 string lights above your curtains for an added touch.

yhsm inucbr_001 Add some softness and warmth with a cozy rug.yhsm inucbr_001 Try to get a rug that matches some aspect of your room, such as the bed linens,yhsm inucbr_001 curtains, or wall color. If the headboard is against a wall,yhsm inucbr_001 get a rug that extends 18 to 24 inches (45 to 60 centimeters) yhsm inucbr_001 past all three sides of the bed. The most common rug placement is just in front of the nightstands,yhsm inucbr_001 with the rug extending past the foot of the bed. If you have a longer rug,yhsm inucbr_001 consider tucking it under the nightstands instead; this will help ground them better.yhsm inucbr_001 Here are some common rug sizes and bed sizes:[4][5]

If you have a twin,yhsm inucbr_001 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,yhsm inucbr_001 get a 8 by 10 foot or 9 by 12 foot rug. If your room already has a carpet,yhsm inucbr_001 consider placing a small rug on one side of the bed. Sheepskin rugs are great for this.yhsm inucbr_001 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,yhsm inucbr_001 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; yhsm inucbr_001 this will save you late-night trips to the kitchen for a glass of water.