Your bedroom is arguably the most important room in the house. It’s the place you go to get away from it all, unwind, and relax. It’s also the place where you sleep, which is undoubtedly the most gloriously wonderful portion of every 24-hour period. Because your bedroom is so important, it’s crucial to make it a space that you really love. In other words, before you go DIYing your kitchen or bathroom, you should give your bedroom the DIY TLC that it deserves. These 12 projects will upgrade your sacred sleep chamber in no time – in fact, they might even give you an excuse to spend *even more* time snoozing.In a baby’s room, a crib with a canopy can help the baby sleep through changes of light throughout the day. In a kid’s room, this awesome DIY canopy can be used as a little fort in a play area. And in your room, it can be a fun way to add visual interest – and the feeling of sleeping like royalty – to your bed.
Not everyone has the space or the taste for a full canopy, and this slightly different version of a bedroom canopy will appeal. By hanging sheer fabric from the ceiling and down behind the headboard, you give the illusion of your bed having a canopy without taking up all the extra space.
Pillows like these can run into the hundreds of dollars, and you don’t need to spend that kind of cash when you’ve got an awesome and simple DIY like this. These pillows have two amazing aspects: One, they are made from burlap, which is a popular and trendy material. Two, you can use fabric paint to monogram the pillow with whatever name or title you want.
Tufted headboards are the ultimate bedroom luxury, and they can upgrade a room from plain-Jane to fancy by their mere presence. If you’ve got time and patience, you can make one yourself with an old headboard, foam mattress topper, fabric, buttons, and glue. It’s not an easy project, but the results will certainly pay off.
Having a nightstand next to your bed is essential, so why not have one that is useful and visually interesting? This DIY nightstand can be made with an old piece of furniture that has been repurposed, or new lumber that you paint and distress. Imagine how cute your books will look hanging out on those triangular shelves!
Not everyone is into the shabby-chic look, and this minimal solution is a great alternative. By painting the shelves of an old bar cart – or polishing up an old metal one – you can create a nightstand with a ton of extra space. The best part? These carts are on casters, so you can move it around easily when you want to clean or rearrange.
If you’ve got a lot of trinkets and are looking for an effective way to display them, try building yourself a few of these amazing display frames. They have enough depth to store objects that are more three-dimensional than a painting, and will look like adorable photographs mounted on your wall.
Platform beds are all the rage right now, and you don’t have to brave the depths of IKEA to acquire one. Instead, try following this DIY and building it yourself. The construction is easier than you think, and we love the idea of using different shades of wood for a multicolor effect.
The corners of your bedroom are often just wasted space. However, they definitely don’t have to be. By mounting a few shelves in the corner, you up your storage game, and they also add some visual interest to an otherwise forgotten part of the room.
You can use washi tape like this to do a DIY decal pattern on your walls. Beware: They key to making this look professional (and not like a five-year-old did it) is measuring. Carefully take note of the distance between each decal, and you’ll have a wall that is decidedly more awesome in no time.
If you have high ceilings and a larger space, try using a curved curtain rod to give your window the appearance of being larger than it actually is. The style is called “balloon drapery,” and there are a ton of awesome DIYs that offer tips on measuring what size of curved rod you need, and which fabrics look best in this arrangement.
Even if your room is nice and tidy, a bunch of folded up blankets on the bed or floor can make it seem like it’s not. If you find yourself with a surplus of blankets, try building a DIY blanket ladder to store them in style. This project would also be great for those who seem to have too many towels in their bathrooms.