Tips for Making Your Room Unique

November 15, 2016

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You can use anything for photo walls such as movie posters, college brochures, wrapping paper, and paintings Photo Credit: Grace Neal/Achona Online

Everyone wants to add a special touch to their room to make it unique. Sometimes a special touch may be pricey, but there are many ways to work around a budget. Pinterest is a great place to find DIY projects that make use of what you have. Here are a few tips on what you can do to change your room’s style.

Can I get a watt watt

Changing up the lighting in your room can really make a difference in how it looks. An inexpensive  and easy way to brighten up your room is to get old Christmas lights and string them around each wall or drape them in different ways.

Some students find it helpful to use a whiteboard wall to make calendars and charts Photo Credit: Allison Wehle (used with permission)
Some students find it helpful to use a whiteboard wall to make calendars and charts Photo Credit: Allison Wehle (used with permission)

 

Chalk chalk, who’s there

Plain walls with paint can get boring and an accent wall is the perfect way to spice up a room. To create an accent wall with buy chalkboard or whiteboard paint. Then you can write on them daily with reminders, doodles, and calendars. 

Chalkboard walls are great for doodling and drawing with different colors Photo Credit: Grace Neal/Achona Online
Chalkboard walls are great for doodling and drawing with different colors Photo Credit: Grace Neal/Achona Online

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Love your shelf

Bookshelves do not always have to be for books. Place picture frames, trinkets, or vases on different shelves along with your favorite books. For even more color and design, tape or glue patterns to the backing of the shelves.

 

Crop it like it’s hot

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Photos can be arranged any way, even to look like an Instagram grid Photo Credit: Audrey Anello/Achona Online

Along with a chalkboard wall, a mural wall is a great way to change up the look of a room. Simply gather posters and favorite pictures, arrange them however you want, and then place on any wall with mounting putty or stickers for a clean cut look. By covering a wall in some of your favorite things you add a unique personal touch to the room. 

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Go ceiling go!

Walls don’t have to be the only decorated aspect of your room. Paint on your ceiling or add posters, pictures, or patterns above to give your room more color and decoration.

 

You grow girl 

Senior Megan Matter is known as a plant enthusiast and has plants scattered around her room Photo Credit: Megan Matter (used with permission)
Senior Megan Matter is known as a plant enthusiast and has plants scattered around her room Photo Credit: Megan Matter (used with permission)

To make your room full of life  and down to earth, spread or hang plants and flowers  around the room. Bright flowers on a side table is a less expensive option, yet boxed or potted plants last longer. To create a DIY hanging plant buy string and items that t can hold plants, such as bowls, pots, or even a mason jars.

 

You’re on a (paint) roll

Monotone walls lack personality so spice up your walls even more with color and a bright new coat of paint. Paint each wall different colors that all compliment each other or even your doors to make your room pop.

 

It all mattress

Since a student rarely sleeps, putting a trendy bedspread and lots of accent pillows on your bed can make a comfy study area, and can tie in a color scheme for your room. Accent pillows can be found in a variety of places, like Target, Ikea, and Home Goods.

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Don’t be desk-icable

Create an area in your room for a workspace such as a desk, craft area, or even an easel. Designate a corner and customize it with whatever you need to succeed like a computer, sewing machine, easel, or even a vanity for makeup. Find your inner Paris Geller (from Gilmore Girls) and craft away! 

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Couldn’t chair less

Comfort is key, adding seating in  your room can make a great hangout area or even a work space. Giant beanbag chairs, small couches, or pop out chairs are perfect for small spaces and budgets.

 

Changing your room can be entertaining and can reflect who you are. Using these tips will brighten the atmosphere in your bedroom and will make it a great place to hang out or study. The next time you want a new fresh look for your space, use these tips to upgrade under a budget.

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