Thursday, August 1, 2013

21 Dazzling DIY Bedding ideas

Bedding can really make or break a room.  The problem is that it can also make or break a bank account too!  There are so many layers to a bed, and really everyone of them is important, from the mattress protector, up to those cute throw pillows, you want to make sure they are comfortable and practical. You need to ask yourself, do I really want to pick up 9 throw pillows, 2 shams, and 4 pillows every morning when you make the bed?  If your answer is yes, then go for it!  If not, you might want to consider a cleaner less fussy look.  After all, it’s your bedroom and it needs to work for you.
Realizing that you can spend a fortune on bedding (and yes it will look like it), but there are also so many DIY ways to make your bedroom your own.  The possibilities are endless as your imagination.  That’s why I was so excited when  @HOMETALK ask me to curate a DIY Bedding idea board for their site.  Click on the picture below to be taken to my board.  There are ideas for re-making a bed skirt that is too small for your current bed, re-purposing old Vintage pillow cases as lamp shades, making pillow cases and curtains from linen towels, using dropcloth for curtains or a bedskirt, and of course a few ideas for those DIY throw pillows you will be picking up every morning.  Plus there are lots of other ideas that can help to cut the cost of decorating your bedroom. 
I was particularly excited to see the post on the drop cloth curtains with the fabric top.  It’s so similar to what I did in my own bedroom, except I was lucky enough to find valances at Target that someone had returned from an on-line purchase marked at 75% off.  Along with some curtains I had bought at #Home Goods, I cut the valances down the center and then had them sewed along the top to create a very custom curtain, all at the beautiful price of $160 (including the seamstress costs).  Did I mention that is for 3 windows or 6 curtain panels!!
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The stencil ideas are also great because, with stenciling so popular, you can really customized any thing you can think of.  Take plain sheets and make them custom, cheap curtains from Ikea can become a show stopper with stencils, and you can choose the perfect color, which isn’t the case with store bought options.  Pillows are easy and great to stencil, and even a plain duvet or comforter can be made your own.  I hope my board gives you some inspiration to try a DIY in your room!
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