Sometimes a bedroom in your house needs a little somethin’ to finish it off. Here are some great DIY ideas others have used to enhance the decor and usefulness in their bedrooms.
1. Platform Bed on the Cheap
When redesigning her guest bedroom, Ashley from Bigger Than the Three of Usfollow fell in love with afollow mid-century platform bed from CB2 but couldn’t shell out $900 for it. Instead, she went the DIY route and saved about $700.
While Ashley says the build challenged her DIY skills, the end result is stunning, and the bed truly is the showstopper in the modern and eclectic space.
2. Dazzling Drawer Knobs
Slowly but surely, Amy from Delineate Your Dwelling has been making progress on her master bedroom update.
She has challenged herself to keep costs as low as possible, which meant spending $10 a knob for Faceted Orb Knobs from Anthropologie wasn’t happening.
Instead, Amy grabbed some air dry clay and easily sculpted her own gold knobs for less than a dollar a piece!
3. Industrial Wood and Pipe Bed
Jaime of That’s My Letter and Ana White have been working their magic again – but with a new twist! Ana helped Jaime draw up plans for a new bed for her son’s bedroom that features galvanized steel pipes and wood slats.
Like Jaime says, it’s a match made in heaven! And she walks you through the entire process step-by-step so you can make a one-of-a-kind bed industrial bed too.
4. Bedspread Update: Go Big on Color
If you are like us (which I’m sure you are!), you scour Pinterest for inspiration on how to decorate your home with your own personal flair.
Often we find awesome project posts or DIYable décor for the living room, kitchen, and bathroom.
When it comes to the bedroom though, we mostly find beautiful inspiration images of our dream bedroom.
5. Gamour-ize Your Headboard
Chris and Julie from DO or DIY desperately needed some pizzazz in their guest bedroom and knew the perfect solution would be a headboard that made a BIG statement.
However, despite all the tutorials for DIY headboards, Chris and Julie but didn’t find anything that quite fit the mark.
The couple decided to come up with their own design that combined fabric, tufts, winged sides, and nailhead trim. Julie says, “It makes just the statement we wanted in the room, accomplishing that luxurious hotel look we were going for… although I didn’t consider how it would encourage guests to never leave!
The best part of this project was that it was a weekend’s worth of work that only cost us $100, compared to retail versions that ranged from $800-1500!”
6. Fun Suitcase Dresser DIY
Jen from Girl in the Garage has started 2015 off with a bang with this awesome IKEA hack.
Since Jen lives far from IKEA, she doesn’t usually have access to their budget-friendly furnishings.
However, when Jen finally had the opportunity to visit the store, she snatched up a RAST chest for only $34.99 to make over into a very cool suitcase dresser.
Jen says, “I stained the sides, painted the drawer fronts, and added accessories to make the drawers look like suitcases.
It’s going in my son’s bedroom, and it’s now one of my favorite makeovers!”
7. A Ruffled Quilt Well Worth It
As part of her master bedroom makeover, Suesan from Frou FruGal wanted the look of a ruched duvet for her bed.
The only thing… she wanted it with the feel of a quilt. Despite the blood, sweat, and tears that came with making a quilt from a duvet’s design, Suesan says, “I absolutely love it, in spite of all my mistakes.
I love looking at this quilt. I love how romantic it is. I love that it’s warm, and even when my bed is messed up, it still looks great.”
8. Awesome Dresser – Just Follow the Plans!
Lindsay from Makely School for Girls knew just the dresser she wanted for her daughter’s bedroom – mid-century modern style with clean lines and cool legs.
The great news? She found EXACTLY what she had been envisioning at Crate & Barrel. The bad news? It was $1,600.
Fortunately, there’s more great news! Lindsay’s friend Rayan from The Design Confidential drew up plans for the dresser, Lindsay’s hubs built the bad boy, and Lindsay finished it with extra high gloss white paint and stain.
Talk about team work and a beeeautiful dresser!
9. Pipe and Rope Shelf
When planning the designs for her kids’ new bedrooms, Deb from Seeking Lavender Lane came across an “extremely unique and quite marvelous” pipe and rope wall shelf from Restoration Hardware.
Deb was able to convince her husband to tackle the project, and he totally came through with this awesome industrial style shelf that is spot-on for the inspiration!
10. Best Way to Have Storage Under Your Bed
When deciding on a bed for the upstairs bedroom of her small mountain cottage home, Pam of DIY Design Fanatic knew storage was a must.
The Pottery Barn Stratton Bed offered everything Pam needed – plenty of storage and stylish baskets to boot. However, it was certainly breaking the bank at $1,499.
Thankfully, Ana White came to the rescue with the plans, simplifying the DIY process for Pam and her hubs, so they could simply buy their materials and get to building and painting.
I love how this design utilizes that often wasted under-the-bed space and allows for open or hidden storage depending on your needs.
11. Unique Wire Wall Art
When Rachel from Craving some Creativity came across cool wire script art from Anthropologie, she knew there was no way she was dropping $40 on a simple wall decoration.
Plus, it was too small for her space. You know what that means – DIY time!
Rachel purchased some wire and bent it to spell the word “dream” for her guest bedroom. Not too bad for only $6 and 30 minutes!
12. Solid Wood Chevron Headboard and Bedframe
Jen from The House of Wood has done it again, and I am simply drooling over her latest knock off!
This go-round, Jen built a beauuuuutiful chevron bed set for her sweet daughter and even offers the free project plans so you too can replicate it for a mere $200.
Yep, that’s only $200 for a solid wood headboard AND bedframe.
The inspiration piece from West Elm retails for a whopping $1,700 so the savings are astounding. I seriously want this for my bedroom!
13. Stenciled Drop Cloth Curtains
Sondra of Sondra Lyn at Home needed new curtains for her master bedroom and fell in love with some printed panels from Drape Style.
However, $300 per panel was definitely not in the budget of her room makeover.
Sondra had a few tricks up her sleeves to get a very similar look for less.
Here’s what she has to say: “Since I’d wanted to do some stenciled drop cloth curtains for, well… forever, now seemed like the perfect time!
The thought of a damask design painted on the natural canvas just had me swooning and I love how they turned out!”
14. Using Privacy Screens for a Cool Headboard
Sachiko from Tea Rose Home adored the Anthropologie Lombok bed with its beautiful carved floral headboard.
Wincing at the $3000 price tag, she opted to DIY her own version using a pretty carved privacy screen. By simply removing the hinges of the privacy screen and replacing them with a few wooden supports, Sachiko was able to take the privacy screen and give it new life as a beautiful headboard.
It fits perfectly with her textured and muted-color pillows and quilt for a bedroom that is clean, chic, and a little bit boho.
This is Sachiko’s beautiful DIY headboard:
15. Organize Room Clutter with a Cubby Storage Wall
Jaime from That’s My Letter built a cubby storage system for her daughters’ bedroom using plans from Ana White.
I can attest to the fact that cubbies are lifesavers when it comes to maintaining an organized play area.
This is a project well-worth the $120 construction cost.