Teen Rooms on the Cheap!




Article by: Kathleen Wilson

How to decorate , Buying Futon Slip Covers a teens bedroom is one of the most common questions I receive. Especially for those on a budget, this can seem like a daunting task! Never fear, The Budget Decorator is here!

Teen rooms , The Truth About Color Schemes in an Interior Design Project are different for kids rooms , A Look at Foam Mattresses in that they should be treated more like an adult space, but with a fun flair. Involve your child and come up with a theme that helps to express who they are. (NOT what you want for them!) Be sure to give the theme a name, even is its something like "Modern Plush in Blue", or "Country Princess" - whatever will give it life!

Let your teen choose their colors, , Hardwood Floors 101 but give them some guidance. Buy a decorating magazine, and have them choose a color , The Value of Antique Wood Stoves theme out of the pages, or surf decorating , How to Buy Discount Roman Shades sites on the internet. , What to Look for in Selecting Kitchen Flooring That way, they feel they have chosen themselves, but you are assured you two have chosen a proven color , Hardwood Floors scheme.

Now, use these quick ideas for transforming your teens room, , Grandfather Clocks Through the Centuries on the cheap!

1.PAINT!!! Perhaps a teens room , You Can't Beat Oriental Rugs For Elegance is the most important room , Grandfather Clocks Through the Centuries you could consider painting. , Buying Futon Slip Covers Teens are very sensitive to color, , The Benefits of HEPA Air Purifiers and they are much more free with their sense of adventure. Use a bolder color , Buying Futon Slip Covers on the wall , The Benefits of HEPA Air Purifiers behind the bed, , What to Look for in Selecting Kitchen Flooring and you have instant drama and a great focal point! (Teens LOVE instant gratification, the paint , Cheap Bar Stools will be one of their favorite parts of the decorating , How to Buy Discount Roman Shades project!) Cost of paint: around $12.

2. Bedding. , The Benefits of HEPA Air Purifiers The bed , Six Steps to Choosing the Perfect Paint is usually the focal point of the room, , The Rug Pad - The Missing Rug Accessory and a favorite hangout spot for teens to read, do their fingernails, talk on the phone , A Fresh Look for Fall - so it definitely deserves some attention. An easy way to update bedding , Kids' Wallpaper Borders Ideas on a budget is to create covers for the old comforters. You can do this quite easily with two flat , Hardwood Floors 101 sheets the same bedding size as the comforter. Flat , Outdoor Wall Fountains sheets are cheap, you can pick up twin size at your local , The Truth About Color Schemes in an Interior Design Project discount store for less than $5! Sew the sheets wrong side together on three side leaving one short side open. Turn right side out, the add Velcro, ribbons, or snaps to the inside , Wallpaper - Is It "In" or "Out?" of the short end. Insert the old comforter, and close! Easy, quick, and cheap! Throw pillows can easily be made out of flat , Bedroom Furniture sheets as well. Try using bright, funky colors , Chairs - Versatility At Its Best! on the bedding , Is Feng Shui Certification for You? to make a real statement. Cost of four twin sheets for comforter cover and pillow - $20.

3. Windows. , Why Silk Plants Instead Of The Real Thing? Light , Practical Furnishing Ideas For Kid Rooms control and privacy can best be met in a teens rooms with vinyl mini blinds - they are cheap, and easily replaceable. If an extra boost of color , Beds or softness is desired, add simple curtain panels over the blinds. Keep it simple here, fussiness is rarely a quality teens are looking for in their rooms. , Bed Furniture Remember those cheap sheets? These are great for sewing curtains because of their large size - no piecing panels of fabric together. You also don't need to worry about quality of fabric as much as color, , Wallpaper - Is It "In" or "Out?" after all, the blinds are really providing the light , Hardwood Floors control. Cost of sheets or blinds - less than $10.

4. Accessories. , Oh, the Comforts of a Luxurious Down Comforter Punch up a teens room , How To Plan Your Child's Bed Makeover with some funky details to add drama and style. Pick up some cool (and maybe a little tacky) fringe or beading from the clearance table at the craft , A Look at Foam Mattresses store, and glue around the bottom edge of the lampshade, the hems of the curtains, even onto shelf edging. Save , The Importance of Bunk Bed Mattresses all those free cd's from Aol and the like, and then turn them over to the clean side and glue to the frame of a mirror, or to cover a closet door. , Is Feng Shui Certification for You? Glue together in an overlapping fashion to make faux frames for all your kids inevitable posters. Pick up wooden , The Importance of Bunk Bed Mattresses letters from the craft , Contemporary Bedroom Furniture store in their initials, or to create a significant word or phrase, then paint , Seeking Balance in Your Home Decor one of the brighter accent colors , Contemporary Bathroom Furniture of the room , Relive Your Favorite Vacation with Hotel Bedding! and hang over the bed, , Decorating Kid's rooms - Get Them involved! window, , Have You Feng Shui Yet? or doorway. Use old sports equipment picked up at a yard , How To Plan Your Child's Bedroom Makeover sale as curtain rods, hat racks, or magazine holders. Even hung on the wall , Varieties of Fabric Shower Curtains as an art grouping, sports memorabilia can be meaningful for a sports buff. Total cost - can be done for less than $15.

5. Finally, personality. Inject your child's own special personality into his special place. , Have You Feng Shui Yet? Hang those ribbons and certificates, frame a few personal photos of family vacations, or find a shelf for those special stuffed animals they aren't quite ready to part with just yet.

Use this opportunity to recognize your childs individual gifts, and celebrate them. Cost - not a thing. As the commercial goes; memories - priceless.
Kathy Wilson is an author, columnist, and editor of The Budget Decorator. For hundreds of free budget decorating , Have You Feng Shui Yet? ideas, and to sign up for her free online , Decorating Kid's Bedrooms - Get Them involved! newsletter and free ebook, visit her at http://www.TheBudgetDecorator.com

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