How to Make Your Bedroom Unique

Tired of your room looking the same all the time? Here are some ideas to make it match your own unique style.


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    See the transformation as a process, not a quick change. Redecorating a room can take a lot of work. You don't have to follow all the suggestions in this article but if you do, it'll probably take you awhile. Try to be patient.
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    Before decorating it's important to make sure your room is organized. Small drawers and dividers can make it easier to be organized and quicker to put stuff away.
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    Evaluate what you already have. Look around your house and see what materials you already have on-hand. Cool holiday lights, lengths of fabric, paint, unwanted furniture, bulletin boards, pillows, and mirrors can all be fun additions to your room that your family might have sitting around unused. Pick out some items that you might want to include in your new room. ** Throw away stuff you DO NOT need. **
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    Develop a theme (optional). A theme can be as simple as a color or a mood, or it can center on a certain time period or fictional character. Whatever you choose, it should make your room feel like your own, individualized space.
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    Rearrange your furniture. Changing the positioning of your room can help it feel different and more unique in very little time. Think about ways to maximize your space and leave more room open in the middle. (If you're out of ideas, check out Ikea or other department stores, and pay attention to how they arrange furniture to maximize space.)
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    Consider painting your walls. If your parents or landlord will allow it, try painting your walls to change the look of your room. Here are some ideas to consider:
    • If you want your room to look bigger, use light colors. Dark colors will make the walls look smaller and more confining.
    • Some people think that the color of a room can influence your mood. If you want a calming space, try blue, green or purple; for an area that's energizing, look into red, orange and yellow.
    • Try putting chalkboard paint on one of your walls. Chalkboard paint turns your wall into a literal chalkboard, where you can draw with chalk and erase when you're ready for a change. It comes in several colors beside black. While you might not want to paint all four walls in chalkboard paint, one wall (or a small wall that's by a door or closet) could be fun.
    • Brighten up your baseboards, window frames and door frames. For some fun contrast, consider painting your frames and baseboards a different color than your walls. Stark white is popular, but you can always try other options.
    • Use stencils. If you want to put a favorite phrase on your wall, or just fun patterns and designs, buy stencils. They're sold online and at most home d├ęcor stores.
    • Use stickers. If you don't like the permanency of painting with stencils, buy wall stickers. These are usually fun phrases or flourishes that you can put on your wall temporarily and peel off when you're over it.
    • Look into stick-on wallpaper. Stick-on wallpaper can be expensive, but it's a fun way to decorate one wall. Search online for fun patterns.
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    Change the lighting. Another quick and dramatic way to change the way your room looks is to alter the lighting. Try these things:
    • Find a new lamp. Consider changing up your desk lamp or the lighting on your bedside table.
    • Buy colored light bulbs for your lamps. While these might be a bit much for your main overhead light, they can be a fun way to change up your smaller light sources.
    • Use Christmas lights to punch up your room. If you have old Christmas lights sitting in your house, use them to liven up your room. Pin them up around the border of the ceiling using thumb tacks, or wrap them around your headboard.
    • Buy fairy lights. Fairy lights are strings of dainty, clear-colored lights that are often used at restaurants or special events. Get help festooning them across your ceiling from one side to the other, pinning up the middle of the strand.
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    Add some flavor to your walls. If your walls are bare, liven them up with some new wall-hangings. Here are some suggestions:
    • Purchase a fun print and have it framed. Or, look through thrift and consignment stores for retro prints.
    • Hang up a bulletin board. If you don't like the cork board look, try stretching fabric over it and stapling the edges of the fabric to the back of the board. Either way, pin fun pictures, magazine clippings you like, or other memorabilia on the board. You can also hang your jewelry on it.
    • Tape glow-in-the-dark stars to your ceiling or walls. They'll absorb the light that comes into your room during the day, and glow at night.
    • Make CD wallpaper. Basically, it's CD covers you hang on your wall. You can use it to show off photos, stamps, CDs, tickets, or anything else you can think of. Disco Ball's are also a unique way to liven up your bedroom.
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    Get some different comforter and pillows. Change the way your bed looks by finding a different comforter and some new pillows for it. Shop online or at a store, or browse through a thrift store. If you're feeling industrious, you can even sew your own.
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    Hang up some mirrors. Find lots of differently shaped mirrors. Circles, rectangles, or random shapes. Hang them up at different angles and levels around your room. This can make you room seem bigger, more fun and maybe like a mirror maze at the fair.
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    Line your drawers. You can use old wrapping paper, wallpaper, or specially-made drawer liners to give your desk or dresser drawers a fun touch.
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    Brighten up your windows. Swap out your old curtains for something new, or hang up little things that catch the light in your window or even stained glass your window. Make a reflective mobile out of some of those old CDs.
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    Put a nice rug on the floor to make the room look cozy. Even if you already have carpet, a rug can add a unique touch to the room.


  • Go to garage sales and second-hand stores. You can find some really amazing stuff while staying within a budget.
  • Use your imagination. Experiment with different things.
  • If you have lots of posters cover a whole wall in posters, and make it your feature wall.
  • If you have a canopy bed, or a bed with posts, if possible take the posts off. You may find that it feels like your room is bigger and less crowded.
  • Don't be afraid to ask your family for unused furniture.
  • If you are looking for a clean and perfect look, don't hang anything on your walls. It makes it look a lot crisper.
  • If you don't have enough money, hang signs!
  • Consider who will be in the room. if you have friends or family over regularly, keep it unique but enough to accommodate your friends or family.
  • Try to buy furniture that has a lot of space to store things but is still small on the outside. This way your room will be less crowded.
  • Look at DIY they always help and they make cute touches to your room. I recently put in these massive shelves and on one of them covered it in photos all you need is ink, paper, printer and a computer use a word document and upload photos from your phone and an old frame is good to put blank paper in the frame or a collage of photos and a whiteboard marker to write notes and homework it erases easily too! Add a comfy chair in your room and have a blanket and pillow maybe your favourite teddy and but cheap hooks to hang bags and scarves!
  • Try to always be satisfied with what you've done.
  • Try not to add so many things on your desk or dresser because it crowds your room up a bit.
  • Rearrange your furniture, it's a good start.
  • A good way to make it unique and your own is to paint canvas. Buy white canvas squares and acrylic paint and paint whatever you want. If you aren't that good at painting, just cover a canvas square in paint or just write a quote or something like that with sharpie or paint markers. Make as many of these as you want. This can really help if you want a way to cover a lot of space. If all else fails, use posters.
  • Add different-shaped mirrors on your walls for variety.
  • Cut out your favorite comic strips out of newspapers (e.x. Zits) and sticky tac them to cover an entire wall of your room.
  • To add life to your room buy some cacti or a single cactus. They only need watering one a month and are super cute just don't get pricked by it!


  • Make sure that you are satisfied with what you have in the end, because decorating you room could be expensive and you want it to last a long time.
  • Always ask your parents before doing anything extreme like painting your walls.
  • When nailing things to the wall, be careful to hit the studs in the wall. It anchors the picture or mirror and prevents nails from tearing out.
  • Don't redecorate your room right before you move.
  • Put up shelves, or storage bins to make your room look cleaner

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