Throw pillows can easily be made out of flat sheets as well

Insert the old comforter, and close! Easy, quick, andcheap! Throw pillows can easily be made out of flat sheets as well.Try using bright, funky colors on the bedding to make a realstatement. Cost of four twin sheets for comforter cover andpillow – $20.3. Windows. Light control and privacy can best be met in a teens roomswith vinyl mini blinds – they are cheap, and easily replaceable. Ifanextra boost of color or softness is desired, add simple curtain panelsover the blinds. Keep it simple here, fussiness is rarely a qualityteens are looking for in their rooms. Remember those cheap sheets?These are great for sewing curtains because of their large size – nopiecing panels of fabric together. You also don’t need to worryaboutquality of fabric as much as color, after all, the blinds are reallyproviding the light control. Cost of sheets or blinds – less than$10. Accessories. Punch up a teens room with some funky details to adddrama and style.

Pick up some cool (and maybe a little tacky) fringeor beading from the clearance table at the craft store, and gluearound the bottom edge of the lampshade, the hems of the curtains,even onto shelf edging. Save all those free cd’s from Aol and thelike, and then turn them over to the clean side and glue to the frameof a mirror, or to cover a closet door.

Glue together in anoverlapping fashion to make faux frames for all your kids inevitableposters. Pick up wooden letters from the craft store in theirinitials, or to create a significant word or phrase, then paint one ofthe brighter accent colors of the room and hang over the bed, window,or doorway. Use old sports equipment picked up at a yard sale ascurtain rods, hat racks, or magazine holders. Even hung on the wall asan art grouping, sports memorabilia can be meaningful for a sportsbuff.

Total cost – can be done for less than $15.5. Finally, personality. Inject your child’s own specialpersonalityinto his special place. Hang those ribbons and certificates, frame afew personal photos of family vacations, or find a shelf for thosespecial stuffed animals they aren’t quite ready to part with justyet.Use this opportunity to recognize your childs individual gifts, andcelebrate them. Cost – not a thing. As the commercial goes;memories – priceless.Kathy Wilson is an author, embroidery machine for hats columnist, and editor of The BudgetDecorator.

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