If you don’t consider yourself to be particularly creative or crafty, you may think it’s best to leave decorating to the professionals. But the truth is, you don’t have to be an interior designer to make your home look fantastic. There are some simple DIY projects you can do at home in just a few days’ time that’ll instantly spruce up your space. Today, we’re talking about a few ideas to try out this weekend that will transform your bedroom from ordinary to out-of-this-world.
Chalkboard Paint Wall
Chalkboard paint has become really popular over the last few years, particularly in offices and kids’ rooms. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be fantastic in the master suite. A chalkboard wall can allow you to switch up the feel of your room any time the mood strikes you and can provide some visual contrast behind the bed, in a small sitting area, or near your desk. If the idea of that much creative freedom feels intimidating to you, Pinterest and Google will provide plenty of ways to decorate your chalk board paint wall as a starting point; you can write out affirmations, mantras, schedules, or trace some doodles that bring a smile to your face.
Fresh Duvet Cover Or Pillows
If you’d like to try your hand at sewing, there are some fairly straightforward DIY duvet cover tutorials out there that can help get you started. All you’ll really need is fabric and snap closures. But if that’s a bit too complex for your tastes, you can easily decorate some plain pillows with fabric paint, brushes, and stencils or gaffer’s tape. You’ll be amazed by how just a little pop of color can bring vibrance and light into a space! It’s a great project to tackle during the changing seasons, too — especially since you’ll probably need to switch to fall and winter bedding now anyway.
Plank Accent Wall
A lot of people assume that a wood accent wall DIY is bound to be incredibly complicated, but plank accent walls are extremely easy to install. Homeowners will often put a wood accent wall in bedrooms when they want to bring warmth, depth, and visual interest into a space. And because there are so many options for wood plank accent walls, you can easily find one that reflects your existing aesthetic. Best of all, our plank wood wall DIY installation tutorial will tell you exactly what you need and how to easily install it in a short time frame. Whether you want something light and airy or dark and homey, we’ve got options to suit your style.
If you’re short on space, floating shelves can be a huge asset in your bedroom. They’ll create additional storage without taking up valuable bedroom real estate. Plus, they look incredible. They’re actually pretty easy to create, as long as you have some tools handy, and can even replace those bulky nightstands next to the bed. A quick internet search will provide you with options that contain hidden storage, light fixtures, and iPhone docks!
Even if you think plank accent walls will work better elsewhere in your home, that doesn’t mean your bedroom walls have to be boring. Put some postcards, posters, vinyl records, and art into frames and make a fun wall collage above the bed or dresser. Remember: repetition of one or more elements within a given space is a beloved interior design principle. Show off your good taste in a cool new way by arranging these frames in funky formations.
Ready to refresh your bedroom this fall? At Accent Woods, we’ve got you (and your walls) covered. For more on our products and how they can transform any space in your home, contact us today.