If you are considering updating the decor in your bedroom, you may want to consider new nightstands. But we want to encourage you to think outside the box and not just lean towards the traditional. We found a great article about do-it-yourself ideas for nightstands. Once you take a look at the link below you’ll realize how easy it is to add a little personality to your bedroom.
By finding something unconventional, not only can you have a piece of furniture that will meet your needs but also one that will suit your style and choice of decor. Why stick with the traditional choices when you have so many other desirable options?
Here’s the link to see all 20 ideas…
Do you enjoy do-it-yourself projects and redecorating your home? We’ve collected several types of headboards you can make at home that range from formal, rustic and playful. Your headboard could be a strong design statement in your bedroom. If you want to carry a formal theme you can opt for a tall padded or tufted headboard. Or if you want a more whimsical theme, you can try some ideas here such as the string art headboard or painted floral headboard.
Whatever your style may be we are sure you will find some choices here that are appealing, and easy to do at home!
1. Headboard made from pallets:
2. Pool noodle headboard:
3. Classy buttoned down headboard:
4. A door turned into a fashionable headboard:
5. Vintage tufted headboard:
6. Night light headboard:
7. Tall rustic headboard:
8. Chevron wooden headboard:
9. A multi-colored chevron wooden headboard:
10. Starry window headboard:
11. Artistic antique window headboard:
12. Elegant ruffled headboard:
13. Mantel headboard:
14. String art headboard:
15. Bookshelf storage headboard:
16. Double padded headboard:
17. Floating headboard with back light:
18. Pegboard headboard:
19. Formal upholstered headboard:
20. Foam tiled headboard:
21. Canopy headboard:
22. Old shutter headboard:
23. Lattice look headboard:
24. Tufted and framed headboard:
25. Quilted headboard:
26. Floral painted headboard:
27. Old barn wood headboard:
28. Tufted headboard:
29. Easy rustic headboard:
30. Shower curtain headboard:
31. Scalloped rustic wood headboard:
This is a next level trundle bed. These beds are great space savers! You tuck them away when they aren’t needed and pull them out for sleepovers or guests. Most trundles tuck under other beds but this one, featured at Imgur, is special. It is hidden under the floor! How cool!
These guys needed to get creative with space and decided to combine an office and guest room. Brilliant! One problem you find with traditional pull out beds is that the floor has to be clear to make room for them. Like that happens. Move the furniture. Clear the mess. Shove the toys and clothes in the closet. This type of bed makes it possible to have all the furniture you want without having to move it when you have company. It doesn’t help with the toys/clothes mess but I am working on organization strategy for that. Lol.
I love that this is a full sized bed! This might be moving up to the top of my DIY list. Another trundle that has stolen my heart is this one from The Yellow Cape Cod. It’s a traditional trundle bed but it’s gorgeous and I love it! Check out here.
See the full project and amazing “after” photos here…
Children see magic because they look for it. I bet it would be a lot easier for them to find if they had one of these magical rooms! They are the perfect places to play, experiment, get messy, and dream about being a grownup someday. It is so important for kids to be kids and these 20 rooms, features at Cool Ideas, help with that and will let their imaginations grow.
A ‘magical’ room doesn’t have to mean a complete remodel. Don’t panic if you can’t bash in the walls and build an indoor treehouse! I love the forest, cave, and secret garden but there are littler things to do too. The floating rose from Beauty And The Beast or the talking door knob from Alice In Wonderland are wonderful ideas. I love the butterflies, clouds, birds, canopies…all of it really! My babies, please never grow up…
DIY Network shows how to build your own treehouse. These ones are for outside but your kids will love them just as much! Find the tutorial here.
See all 20 magical ideas here…
Your children likely have several interests that can change with the wind! Designing kids’ bedrooms can be difficult because of that, plus they are constantly growing out of everything and changing their minds about what they like. This just constantly ends up meaning that you spend way too much money and time providing them with a unique space to call their own.
So when you pursue this type of project you want to get it right the first time, and not have to change it every few months! Take a look at these gorgeous bedroom makeovers and the numerous themes you can build off of. You will most definitely get some great ideas and find something that is perfect for your child. In fact, sit down with your kids and get their opinions on what they like and dislike. You might find that you learn a thing or two as well!
Go here to see all of the themed bedroom ideas…
Finding pallets isn’t hard but deciding what to do with them is! There are just so many possibilities! I hate to add even more terrific DIYs for you to choose from but they were just too good too keep secret. Besides, these are pallet beds!
Just because they are all made of the same material doesn’t mean they all look the same. Each is different and unique. There are even fabulous dog beds! There are day beds, hanging beds, adjustable beds. You name it! I’m so excited!
**The tip for finding pallets is ‘K.I.S.S.’ Keep it small sweety. The smaller the business the less likely they are to have recurring contracts for pallet pick-ups and deliveries. Plus, it will be easier to determine what chemicals or materials have been used near or spilled on them. Always ask nicely and build relationships. Those three things have always worked for me!**
1001 Pallets has some more fun ways to use pallets in the bedroom. Check them out here…
See all 30 pallet beds here…
These are great ideas! Most people, myself included, never change the decor in their bedrooms. It’s easier to paint the living room then completely redesign the place you spend 7ish hours a day. It would cost a lot to get new curtains, bedding, and art. A new headboard is a fun way to spruce up your room without much hassle or a whole overhaul. Home Esthetics has 100 brilliant DIYs to choose from and I’m so excited to feature this roundup here today. I know there is going to be at least one headboard here that will make your heart skip a beat.
It’s funny how so many things can be repurposed. I never would have thought a curtain headboard would look good and yet it does! Using books for a headboard is another crazy one. Stacking them up or pinning them open…so creative! The wingback and old doors are so classy.
The painted ones are great because you can match your current colors and change whenever you want. The same for the chalkboard ones. The headboards with mirrors are my personal favorite. Swoon. In you’re not overwhelmed enough, here is another headboard roundup from Curbly.
Find the full article from Home Esthetics here…
This roundup of kids rooms, featured at Architecture And Design, is fabulous! Every kid should have a room like this. Why not?! Creativity needs a place to grow and where better to do that than at home. There are so many ways to make a room amazing and tailor made to fit your child’s unique personality.
Peter Pan had it right…’who wants to grow up?’ No one would want to if they had a room like this! These designs make me swoon. I especially love that a lot of them are doable and not just dreamable. Which is your fav? What will fit your kiddo best? Do you have a rustic farmer, jungle explorer, truck and car enthusiast, spots buff, princess, or future NASA employee? There is something for everyone. #4 with the slide is precious. I would want a cloud ceiling no matter what room I picked. I also love all the ones with bright colors. An indoor playhouse would go great with these rooms. Babble has some really easy, completely DIYable ones. Find them here.
See all the rooms here…
What kid wouldn’t love this bed? Beds come in all shapes and sizes these days. There are princess beds that range from $800-10,000. Sorry kids, I don’t think so! Cinderella’s coach is very popular and if I was extravagantly wealthy I might consider throwing about tons of money on it. There are also brilliant Star Wars beds better than anything you have ever seen before. Come on, a Death Star bed?! Yes please! Google is an amazing gift but t is also heartbreaking! Who can afford those? Don’t despair…DIY!
Here is a great tutorial from instructables showing how one amazing dad made a train bed for his son. It’s really impressive and I really think he is ‘Dad of the year.’ A Thomas the Tank decorated bed would also be fun! Every kid deserves a fun bed! See these other fun DIY beds from Make here…
See the full article from instructibles here…
I don’t know about you but I struggle with duvets (Duu-vei). The comforters always end up bunched at one end or all lumpy. Terrible for us neat freaks! I’ve gotten pretty good at putting one on by myself using the ‘corners method’ but it’s still time consuming. The duvet is my room has ties on the inside for the comforter corners to make sure that it stays in place and doesn’t get lumpy. Love! This is another interesting approach to putting one on. Whatcha think?
If you have a large comforter and are by yourself this would work pretty well. I do have concerns about the floor being clean though. At my house that would be an issue. I need to vacuum more!
This method seems to work perfect, if not time consuming. Someone suggested this is the perfect way to roll a body. I can’t argue with that. Martha Stewart has a great tutorial on how to hold a fitted sheet that is life changing. Find it here….
Here’s the video…Enjoy!