5 DIY Ideas To Perk Up Your Bedroom
Now that spring has arrived and the spring cleaning is done, your house is shining. But maybe it doesn't sparkle the way you'd like and certain rooms still need a little extra pizzazz to reflect the season, particularly the bedroom. Here are 5 easy DIY ideas you can use to perk up a tired bedroom.
Paint The Walls
The quickest and easiest way to breathe new life into a room is to change the color of its walls. One of the current trends in home design is to paint the walls with a flat finish, then paint a subtle repeating design over them with high-gloss paint. Stunning! Choose a paint color that coordinates with your existing bedding, or splurge and buy a new quilt or comforter and matching sheets to enhance your freshly painted bedroom.
Make Your Own Headboard
As the largest piece in the bedroom, the bed is the automatic focal point. Update its headboard and the whole room will benefit. Consider making a headboard out of rustic wood or old shutters screwed into the wall, ceiling tiles attached to the wall with adhesive squares, or decorative fabric hung on a curtain rod. It requires a little bit of effort but the result is a whole lot of style.
Pile On The Pillows
A mountain of cushy pillows makes a bed inviting. Throw pillows are simple and inexpensive to make. Find a fabric that excites you, sew up the seams leaving an opening for adding the fill, stuff, and then sew it closed. You can add fringe or a ruffle to suit your personal style.
Repurpose A Thrift Store Find
Shop until you come across a wooden bedside table in need of a makeover. Strip it and refinish it with stain or paint to complement your room. Be creative with stenciling or distressing to make a design that's all your own. Add new hardware and voila! You have a great spot for displaying cherished collectibles, figurines or framed photos. Another trendy idea is to find a vintage, hard-sided suitcase, lay it flat, screw on legs at the corners and use it as a table with hidden storage.
Add A Sense Of Drama
Install a canopy above your bed. Here's a simple design: Use a large embroidery hoop or a hula-hoop for the frame, drape it with a filmy fabric and mount it to the ceiling with a self-adhesive hook. Another easy way to make a dramatic statement is with lighting. Thread a few strands of string lights through the canopy, frame the dresser mirror with fairy lights, or wrap them around a window or door. You could also install an electric sconce at each side of the bed in a style that takes your decor up a notch.
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