Platform Bed

Dog lovers rejoice. I have found a DIY to make you and Fido happy. It is a platform bed that has a trundle just for your furry best friend. It’s perfect for small spaces too. The bed can be tucked away during the day when not being used. Big dogs don’t always fit in bed comfortably and this is a nice solution. (A dog bed in the closet might be another possibility to think about.)

I am a big fan of beds with storage and drawers underneath. There never seems to be enough room in my closets! This is a nice twist on those other storage beds. A platform bed like this is going to raise your mattress up, FYI.

If you’re not willing to hop up or get a step stool you might have to say goodbye to the boxspring. My bed is really high and I opted for jumping up. Also, don’t miss these other great DIY bed ideas by Bob Vila… find them here

Here’s the link to House Bella’s full article…

House Bella: Platform Bed


Think of the one piece of furniture that takes up most of the space in a bedroom. The bed! Not like you want your guests to sleep on the floor (I suppose that depends on your guests). How do you furnish a guest bedroom without spending a small fortune?

Hide the bed. Wall beds are usually the solution. What if I told you there was a way to hide a bed that’s outside the box. Well, actually, this one is inside the box. I’ve lived in small apartments that did not have room for guests to sleep (except the sofa). Now here’s a new and incredibly clever innovation to save you not only space but money. Win-Win!

Watch this amazing bed in a box transform…

Oh lookie, there’s a key. What treasures will we find inside?


Open the lid and… No treasure.


 Hope chest full of wood. Lots and lots of wood.


What if we pull out a piece?


Planks attached. Is there an instruction manual?


With smaller pieces that all seem to connect.


Let’s pull out the handles on each side and see what happens.


Hello! Looks like an accordion.


Grab the ends and pull it straight. Color me happy, it’s a bed!


Let’s add the extra pieces of wood.


Top it off with an air mattress. Clever!


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It is a proven fact that clutter causes stress but sometimes clutter can’t be helped. There just isn’t always enough room. I don’t live in a mansion, do you? My house is kind of tiny and I am always looking for more space. Bedroom storage hacks are a dime a dozen but this one from Home Ideas is pure gold! There are some fun new ideas like the coffee table TV storage or pocket bed skirt that are new to me. Pretty great!

Find all 15 here…

Home Ideas – 15 Genius Bedroom Storage Ideas

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teen bedroom ideas

Gone are the dolls and playing dress up. Our babies are growing up! They need their bedroom to reflect those changes and their emerging personality. Bedrooms need to be personal but also function; a place for entertaining friends, homework, sleeping, and social media. Let these rooms inspire you. They are amazing! (FYI some of them are nicer and bigger than my grownup room.) I hope you found something you like and more importantly, something your teen will love too!

See all 55 ideas here…

HomeDIT – 55 Room Design Ideas For Teenage Girls

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Beautiful Bunk Beds Photo Gallery

These bunk beds are wonderfully fun for kids and the perfect space-saver for parents. I hope you get excited about building your own after seeing all of these. The Owner Builder Network is a great resource for seeing what products are already out there or for finding projects and getting motivated to make your own.

See the full gallery here…

OwnerBuilderNetwork – Whimsical Bunk Beds Photo Gallery

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50 Terrific Bunk Bed Designs

Nothing can help maximize the space in a small bedroom like a bunk bed. They are fun and incredibly practical when it comes to saving space. Beds like these aren’t just for kids anymore (lucky us). I ran across Decoist’s bunk bed roundup and I am inspired and happy to feature it here. Check out 50 amazing and unique beds that are sure to get you dreaming of redecorating. I love having choices and there are so many here. Custom made, modern, vintage, creative themes, and rustic just to name a few.

See all 50 here…

Decoist – 50 Modern Bunk Bed Ideas

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diy headboard bench

My Repurposed Life had a brilliant idea for turning an old headboard into a bench and I love it! Old beds are great because they are sturdy and it’s like they were created to be repurposed into something pretty. This bench is beautiful! There is a great tutorial (complete with pictures) and you will need it once you find the right headboard.

Here’s the link to the tutorial…

MyRepurposedLife – Pretty Headboard Bench

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