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(May 14, 2009 by JeZz Send DollMail )
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Tired of the same old walls and boring bedspread? You can redecorate your room for far less than you might think if you use a bit of imagination and elbow grease to get it done. You might even discover a flair for decorating along the way.

Paint Your Walls

To make the biggest impact for the smallest price, youíll want to start with a can of paint, a roller and a brush. Painting your room will make it look totally different in just a matter of hours, and if you paint a bold color, it will certainly bear your signature.

Choose a paint color wisely and plan for a long stretch of time to actually put the color on the walls. Youíll want to tape the edges or use a small brush to cut in to be sure that you donít get paint on the ceiling, doorframes or flooring. When you are done, your previously white or pink room can be orange, green, grey or even red. Just be sure to ask your parents before picking up that paintbrush.

New Linens

Once your walls are done, your next step will be to get new linens on the bed and possibly on the windows. This is an area that can get very expensive very quickly, but you do have other options besides buying designer threads. Head to the fabric store and buy enough fabric to make a duvet, or cover, for your existing comforter. A sewing machine would make quick work of the new cover or you can even use fabric glue if youíre not much for sewing.

Lay the material down and measure out how much you need for a cover. You want it to fit around the outside of your current comforter with little room to spare. Leave about an inch around the outside, however, to give you room for sewing. Cut out the pieces and put them together with the print side in. Use your sewing machine or needle and thread to sew a straight line down three of the four sides. Flip the new cover right side out and fit your old comforter inside. Sew up that fourth edge and you have a new look! Of course, youíll need to do your pillow case as well, but after the comforter that is easy enough.

Bargain Accessories

Finally, once the two biggest things are done, youíll be looking for various accessories to use. The best way to do this is to visit garage sales, consignment shops, resale shops, thrift stores, and outlets for other retailers. Grab things as they appeal to you and remember that spray paint is always an option. Find an old table you want beside your bed? Paint it white, black or purple. Like the shape of the lamp, but itís blue? Paint can make it anything you want.

Unless you have thousands to spend right away on your room, youíll have to assemble it over time, but this is actually more fun that you might imagine. Bargain shopping with your friends looking for the perfect posters for the wall or contemplating the value of the old alarm clock can be a fun way to spend the weekend Ė especially if you have a particularly terrific flea market nearby.

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North Platte, NE
Posted On: June 13, 2009
Thanxs so much! I've been trying to redecorate my room for a long time but, I didn't know where to start. Now I do so thanxs.
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Posted On: June 10, 2009're right, plants give off it's probably good to have plants in one's bedroom as long as one doesn't mind the possibility of insects.

If I actually had any money, I could probably do pretty much all of those things except for painting the walls...we rent a townhouse. The manager'd probably have a fit if anyone painted any walls...
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Nashville, TN
Posted On: June 9, 2009
What? I was pretty sure that plants gave off oxygen, was I wrong?
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Melbourne, FL
Posted On: June 8, 2009
I was thinking of redoing my room but i still haven't gotten to it yet.
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United Kingdom
Posted On: June 7, 2009
I thought plants were a bad thing to have in a bedroom (if you don't have windows or doors open regularly at night), because at night they respire: they take in oxygen and give out carbon dioxide.
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Posted On: June 4, 2009
We are currently re-doing pretty much our whole house, so my room is just a matter of time. But I don't really have any ideas yet. =/
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Weirton, WV
Posted On: June 3, 2009
My mom's redoing her and my dad's room, just repainting it, and she found an old can of spraypaint that's still good in the basement. The paint looks like beaten metal, it's meant to look tarnished and pitted and patina'd, and she used it on the light switches and vent covers. It looks awesome. ^_^ Plus it can be used on plastics; just a note if you guys want to use them though, do it outside. >>
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Arvada, CO
Posted On: June 3, 2009
I just did a lot of that. Another easy way is to add plants, if you're good at keeping them alive, that is. I have several bamboo shoots in my room.
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Nashville, TN
Posted On: June 2, 2009
Aw, the great memories of California Swap Meets...*sigh*

TN just doens't hold my interest at all. No theme parks, no decent water parks, no amazing Swap Meets.

But the paint idea is great, just pick up a Country Living magazine, seriously, painting a table or anything at all is a great decorating tip! Plus there's the satisfaction that YOU did it, all by yourself too.

Cute Article!
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