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Feb 20, 2014, 10:13 PM
steve75
How to Decorate Your Bedroom
Are you tired of coming home to a boring, old bedroom, or have you had the same style for years and want to give your room a new look? Here are some great ways to give your bedroom a new look without spending too much money or even using what you already have

Before you even begin decorating your room, there are a few things you should do to save yourself some time and possible headache.

Clean the room thoroughly. When was the last time you vacuumed under your bed? You might even want to consider shampooing the carpet. Follow these steps and you'll have way more space in your room than you realized! It will look better right away.

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Determine a theme for your room. The possibilities are almost endless here. Some ideas include girly-girl, tomboy, sports or music enthusiast and safari/jungle. You can also mix and match themes based on your preferences.

Decide what you want to keep and get rid of. You may have plenty of good pieces or items that will make wonderful additions to your room. If you want to get rid of something, don't throw it out unless it truly is garbage or no longer has use. Put them away somewhere where they won't get broken or take them to a Goodwill/charity center.

Take down curtains and wall decorations. This includes pictures and any nails you have driven into the wall. You can always put them back up, but it's good to give your room a clean slate at first when deciding what to do. If you decide to do something new with that area, you will then need to fill the holes with Polyfiller or something similar and then sandpaper them down to get a smooth surface.

Move all furniture to the middle of the room. Even if your room is small, try to allow a meter of walking space between the edge of the room and the furniture in the middle.

If you bedroom is a standard size, you probably don't have a ton of room to work with. Simple adjustments in how your furniture is utilized or items are rearranged can add valuable space and let your room appear much bigger than it actually is.

Gauge the space. Measure out the room and find out how much room you have to work with. This will dictate the size of the items that you purchase afterwards if necessary. For example, the size of your bedside lamp will be determined by the size of your bed.

Pick a highlight of the room. If it is angled into the room properly, a nice piece of furniture can serve as a focal point to the room that everything else revolves around.

Get artwork. Artwork or photos are a great addition to walls and can make a room stand out. If you're on a budget, this is a simple do-it-yourself project.

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Get items that can be fixed to walls. Nightstands and adjustable lamps can be affixed to walls and are a great way to save space.

Utilize the floor. A brightly colored rug is a wonderful way to make a room stand out. For most bedrooms, a 4x6 foot rug is ideal.

Designate new roles for furniture. For example, bookseller tables can double as bed stands and bookshelves.

Designate new roles for furniture. For example, bookseller tables can double as bed stands and bookshelves.

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Select your paint color or wallpaper. Make sure it is not so bright that it gives you a headache or so dark that it makes your room gloomy. Paint your walls.

Put patterns to work. A tastefully printed bedspread makes a room stand out and gives it some added flair. You can find these at almost any bedding store in the country.

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Decorate with consistency. You may have great items or pieces, but if they're mismatched, it will make your room look cluttered and disorganized. Stick with your theme throughout the entire decorating process.

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Add colors. There isn't a wrong way to do this, but adding color is essential in decorating your room. Do you want to introduce pops of different colors throughout your room, or have the room become saturated with a specific color?

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Add warmth with neutral tones. Soft overhead lighting or a clip-on overhead lamp is a great way to accomplish this.

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Personalize your space. You don't want your entire room to look like you just raided the Ikea catalog. Find a couple of offbeat pieces at a thrift store or boutique furniture shop to give your room an eclectic look.

Part 4 of 4: Make Your Room Comfy

Perhaps most importantly, your bedroom should be a retreat. It should be a place where you go to relax and unwind from life. There are a few things you can do in decorating that will make your bedroom as comfortable as possible.



Pile on the pillows. Adding a few extra pillows is a great way to make your bed an even more relaxing space.
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Get luxurious covers. Top your bed with covers made for snuggling like a down comforter.


Get a comfy chair. Tuck a chair into a corner of the room to create an instant resting spot. A few silk drapes surrounding it will turn the space into a cocoon.

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Feb 20, 2014, 11:16 PM
GardenSprite
You'll have to be more clever if you want to get hits on your Decortuto website, which from what I've read is new and isn't worth very much.

And by the way, "No advertising is allowed."

Oh, and don't quit your day job just yet.

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Jul 15, 2014, 02:48 AM
andrewoneal
This is the information that i am looking for cause i been thinking some idea on how to decorate my bedroom to make it look nice ,in fact i ask my friend who is working at http://www.procofin.fi/ and he is an professional architecture there and he said that being simple of my room can reflect on being simplicity.By the way thanks to that information ,i will think of it.

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Jul 15, 2014, 11:14 AM
GardenSprite
Here's the jet setting spammer again, apparently still working on figuring out whether he's in the Philippines or in Scandinavia someplace.

Must be hard to decorate when you don't know where you live.
Jul 24, 2014, 03:09 AM
Carrie84
Thanks for some great tips! I'm looking forward to moving in to a new place in the coming three months and will keep these points in mind. Another thing I think would brighten up any room instantly is fresh flowers.. just place 2-3 different shapes and sizes of vases in different rooms and lo and behold, you change and brighten up the decor in a split second! The icing on the cake is the fragrance... Smile