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How to Update your Bedroom with Accessories

Apr 16, 2012

If you’re ready to make a change in your life, the easiest and quickest makeover is right in your very own room

Accessories are great for adding personality and amping up an otherwise ordinary combo. And they’re not just for outfits! You can change the mood of your bedroom with the seasons, or as often as you update your personal style.

Change what you can, rearrange the rest

The basic room has an area to sleep, a mirror and place to get dressed, a well-lit place to do homework and read, and if possible a cozy area to call your own. If you share a room, or if your room is very small, your bed area can be all these things if you plan well! Find out from your parents what you can and can’t change in your room, and fix on a budget. 

First off, organize your room in a way that works for your life, then accessorize with lampshades, rugs, curtains, posters, flags on your walls, a bedspread, pillows, beaded curtains for doors and windows, or a lava lamp. Wallies are stickers that you can put on your wall to change the theme. They’re available online or at home decorating stores like Home Depot or [kwlink 13979]Target[/kwilnk].

The easiest way to change your room theme as often as you change your mood is with a cork board, white board or magnet board. If travel’s your thing, post maps, tickets or souvenirs. Like video games? Tack up images from video game boxes, covers of gamer magazines or screen captures of your greatest moments. Same goes for a passion for fashion, celebrity crushes, or photos of friends and family. 

Picture frames are another great way to change your theme. You can pick up very inexpensive frames at Target, Wal-Mart, Macy’s, Ikea or even Staples or Office Max. Ask your parents to help you hang the frames. Swap out what’s in the frames every few months. From photos in magazines to pictures of you and your Besties hanging at the beach to collages and scrapbook pages, there only thing limiting what you put into a frame is the size! You can also get a digital photo frame that constantly displays a slideshow of all of your photos. Swapping out photos is as easy as reuploading new pics to a memory card or stick!

What’s your passion?

Stripes, animal prints, gymnastics, Paris, surfing, video games, American Idol... whatever you’re into, you can build a theme around it by accessorizing your room. Not sure what floats your boat? Time to make a list. Write down things that you like to surround yourself with. You know, stuff you’d rather be doing no matter what. 

Check online, at the mall and in catalogs for things that reflect your new theme. Easy catalogs to flip through are Ikea, Pottery Barn, Target and Wal-Mart. Also check out Pinterest, bedrooms in your favorite TV shows (like iCarly!), and your friends’ rooms for ideas. And, of course, do an image search in Bing or Google, typing in your theme. You can narrow down your search by typing in the name of your theme and what you’re looking to add to your room, like “surfer room theme”, “teen paris themed bedroom”, or “polka dot rug”.

Storage is another great place to search for free and easy accessories. Shop through your own belongings, through the attic, garage, basement and around the house to find items your family isn’t using. Sometimes the best new things are actually old! Ask friends and family if they have things that may work well with your theme. An unused table can be covered with colored fabric. Pillows can be re-covered with inexpensive pillowcases that work with your theme. Old bean bag chairs, With an eye toward repurposing old junk, anything old can be made new again! Old magazines and catalogs are great for creating collages and filling picture frames. Since salvaged stuff is free, there’s no limit to what you can create and recreate whenever you have time.

Most of all, you don’t have to think of your room style as a forever thing. Just like you and your personal style, your room can be constantly evolving, changing and growing!

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How will you accessorize your room? Comment below and share your tips and ideas!

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doxiluvr18

doxiluvr18 wrote:

I really don't redecorate my room, only when I feel like it.
commented: Mon Mar 03, 2014

chaturya(princess)
it is nice.....i can decorate my own room most beautifully
commented: Fri Aug 24, 2012

waif

waif wrote:

first my own room
commented: Thu Aug 09, 2012

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