The bedroom is a very private space. Its the one space in your home where you should feel like you can be “lone” and its the one room that is probably the most personal of all. Far too many people spend all their decorating efforts on the bathroom, kitchen or living room and the bedroom is often neglected just because other people rarely see it.
Personalizing your bedroom with some smart and inexpensive design ideas can make a huge difference and transform your bedroom into a true sanctuary. Improving the space in your bedroom can have a huge effect on your overall well-being.
When you feel comfortable, at peace and relaxed in your bedroom you will sleep better, feel more relaxed and have more energy.
Apart from that, your bedroom should be a place of self-expression. Unlike the rest of your home it can reflect that which you like personally.
With the bedroom there are some really easy solutions to help you make the very most of the bed – which can be very cheap and simple but with some clever designs can be transformed into something that looks really expensive.
Apart from the obvious change in paint colors, there 15 simple design projects are well worth a closer look if you are looking to decorate your bedroom.
1. Add Some Extra Privacy to Your Bed or Daybed
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.
2. Add a Canopy to Create Some Texture and Softness
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.
3. DIY Burlap Pillows Will Add a Nice Personal Touch
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.
4. Create Your Own Tufted Headboard
Tufted headboards looks very sophisticated and with the right fabric can totally transform the look of your bedroom. With a foam mattress topper, fabric, buttons, and glue you can make your own. It’s definitely not an easy project, but with some patience you will definitely not regret it.
5. A Shabby-chic Nightstand
You definitely need a nightstand but that does not mean it has to be a boring old table. Re-purposing some old furniture can be perfect and this look is very contemporary for bedroom designs.
6. Use a Bar Cart as a Nightstand
If its good enough to wheel drink around then its good enough next to your bed. It provides ample storage and can be move. Its as simple as re-purposing the right cart and you can find them quite easily at second hand stores .
7. Display Shelves From Cheap Picture Frames
Picture frames are very versatile and can be used for numerous decorating fixes. By giving teh frames some depth it becomes three-dimensional and turn a dull wall into something interesting and personal.
8. Build Your Own Platform Bed
Platform beds are very desirable at the moment and can cost an arm and a leg. Building your own is relatively easy though and with some basic tools you can make a platform bed that looks better than most you can buy.
9. Use Corners Shelves to Make The Most Of The Space You Have
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.
10. Washi Tape to Decal Walls
Decal pattern look very contemporary and while most use wallpaper to achieve this look, there is a much better solution. Simply use Washi tape as it can easily be removed in the future. The secret to this project however is that you measure it very carefully!
11. Curved Curtain Rods to Make a Window Look Bigger
You can use curved shower curtain rods around your windows if you have enough ceiling space. This will create the illusion that your windows are bigger than they actually are.
12. Use a Ladder for Towel Storage
Use an old ladder or buy a cheap one and paint to suit/ If you have some nice towels, why not put them on display? They will add some splashes of color and creates a very homely feel in the bedroom.
13. Two Great Bedroom Ideas
Why not remove the drawers from your cupboards and replace with a beautiful curtain? Some nice writing on the wall can also give a very personal and very modern look to any bedroom.
14. Funky Backboard
Who said that the backboard has to be boring. This can be done with a simple frame and some rope. The random pattern adds a nice quirky touch and you can use any color you wish.
15. Floating Nightstand
Not having a proper table creates the illusion of more space. By fixing the nightstand to the wall you still get the functionality but without compromising on any floor space. Its also a very contemporary look for any bedroom.
16. The Rustic Bedroom
Its not everyone taste but if you like the rustic look this is a great idea. You can cover one wall in faux stone or stone tiles that can be bought from most tile shops. Pairing it with a heavy rustic wooden bed dark, heavy wood furniture completes the rustic look for your bedroom.
17. Remove Your Bed Base
By removing the bed base your bed sits much lower to the ground. this make the space feel much “taller”. Now you can add a floating shelf above the bed that can become a great feature. Placing a loose mirror on the floor opposite to a window also adds a nice design touch and helps to bring more light into the room.