The bedroom is one of the most important rooms in the house. The style and layout of your bedroom can not only affect the functionality and attractiveness of the room, but it can also have an impact on your sleep. With over 30% of Americans lacking sleep, the decor of a bedroom is more important than ever. Studies show that simple things such as wall color can make a huge difference in how a person sleeps and how well they can relax.
In addition to better sleep, it’s nice to have a beautiful bedroom to unwind in. Every room in your house is worth spending time on, but the bedroom is a sacred space and deserves extra attention. These are five of the most creative DIY bedroom decorating ideas to work on this year.
Repaint Your Walls
While painting may not be the most innovative way to redecorate a room, it’s one of the most important mood setters in decorating. In general, cool colors like blues, greens, and lavenders make excellent choices for bedrooms. This is because they are associated with relaxation and calm and don’t raise the heart rate like reds and oranges. Neutral colors are also versatile and make great backgrounds for many different types of bedroom themes.
This doesn’t mean that you can’t incorporate splashes of loud and quirky colors into your bedroom decor. If you want a splash of bright color or patterned embellishment, try making a DIY privacy screen which takes up a considerable stretch of space but can be moved around and put away. Privacy screens are easily customizable and they can add a touch of elegance and charm to any bedroom.
Upgrade Your TV Stand
We all know what researchers say about televisions in the bedroom. But realistically, there’s nowhere as comfortable as your own bed for movie and TV show marathons! You probably look at your bedroom television all the time, so your TV stand matters more than you might think. If you’re looking for DIY TV stand ideas, you’ll first need to consider the size of your TV and where you prefer to place it to estimate which size your stand should be.
Even if you prefer to mount your TV on the wall, a TV stand makes a great space for remotes, game consoles, movies, and decorative objects. You can try upcycling an old table with paint or wood stain, or you can make a new TV stand. Pallets make perfect television stands, and they also provide shelf space for decor and electronics.
Add or Upgrade Your Vanity
No woman’s bedroom is complete without a vanity! The great thing is that vanities are easy to create and can be styled in any way to match the theme of your bedroom. They can be purchased as a set from thrift stores or furniture shops, but the best way is to create a vanity yourself with separate pieces. All you need to make your vanity is a table, a chair, and an adequate sized mirror.
Your table can be a desk, an end table, a vanity table, or even a DIY piece made from drawer units and a wood or glass table top. You can also upholster your chair or stool to customize your vanity even further and create a frame for your mirror. Throw a cute rug underneath for some fresh patterns or as a way to designate your vanity space.
Retouch Your Headboard, or Make a New One
Since the main focus of the bedroom is the bed itself, upgrading your headboard can really enhance the feel of the room. If you already own a headboard, you can try upholstering it, painting it, or customizing it with decorations. Upholstering your headboardis a fairly easy way to add some luxury and softness to your bedroom without spending tons of money. This also allows you to choose your own fabric, colors, designs, and textures with absolute freedom.
If you don’t currently have a headboard, there’s even more room to get creative. You can create a big piece that runs down to the floor, or you can design a wall hanging that visually acts as a headboard. Your wall hanging can be made of fabric, metal, or wood, and it can also be upholstered. You can even use reclaimed wood and scrap materials to compose a decorative headboard that matches your bedroom vibes.
Add Some Fairy Lights
One of the biggest trends right now is fairy lights, and for good reason! These tiny lights are so gorgeous and comforting and they provide soft lighting when overhead or lamp light is too much. They are also really versatile and can be used in virtually any space. Try stringing them around your vanity mirror, around your television, or around your headboard. You can also make words with them above your bed or on another wall space if you’re feeling really creative.
Some people like to incorporate fairy lights into their other decorations rather than using them on their own. For example, you can stuff them into glass jars and place them on your shelves or table tops. You can also attach them to a canopy and hang it above your bed for an ethereal effect. Fairy lights are traditionally used in their original form, but they can be found in all shapes including flowers, butterflies, and stars.
There are many other creative and interesting ways to redecorate your bedroom, but these DIY ideas can help you make a big impact on the look, mood, and feel of your room without spending lots of money.