Since the creation of shelter, humans have sought to make their surroundings a bit different from those of their neighbors. It might mean that a few chairs are placed in a different spot, or the curtains are a unique shade. As a result, no two homes are exactly alike, and bedrooms are no exception. For some, coming up with how to decorate their room can be difficult, especially when it comes to the furniture to go inside it. It need not be this way, however. All you have to do is get creative and know what works best for you.
1. Think about what the overall theme of the room is to be. If you like a particular color, such as yellow or purple, then start with that and work from there. While people usually let the theme run where it will, placing random items in their bedroom over the years, planning ahead ensures that the design is something you truly want. Plain or crazy, the choice is up to you. If unsure, consult design books or go online for more ideas and information guaranteed to inspire.
2. Once you have a theme, move on to actually acquiring furniture. This doesn't necessarily mean a trip to the local department store. To save money and find variety, garage sales and flea markets are an excellent alternative. Little or none of the furniture will be brand new, but with a little effort you can find nearly-new items at a significant discount. Sometimes the older things are in even better shape and feel more comfortable than brand new. Never be afraid to negotiate; a great bargain can always be even better.
3. Arrange the bedroom furniture in a way that there is room to move about comfortably. Nobody wants to bump into things as they get into bed, or do anything else for that matter. If the room is small, consider using less; there is no requirement that a bedroom contain a certain selection of furniture. A futon or foldaway bed is another option if space is tight.