9 Amazing DIY Bunk Beds

If you have kids and a smaller (or smallish) home, you need to be thinking about bunk beds. But like any furniture, that can get pricey, fast. These DIY bunk bed projects will save you money, and help you create beds for your kids  (or grandkids!) that will last to the next generation! Use these space saving pieces of furniture for shared kids bedrooms, vacation homes or just to provide a "guest" … [Read more...]

DIY Murphy Beds

We recently were working on a home design, and one of the issues was that there was need for a guest room. Unfortunately,  both extra rooms needed to be used as a home office. Solution, Murphy beds! For those of you in the dark about what a Murphy bed is, it's a wall bed that folds up during the day to save space. Once we started doing some research, we discovered not only could you create a well … [Read more...]

Coziest Bedrooms for Bedroom Bliss

Most of us want our bedroom to be a place of bliss... Cozy, nurturing and relaxing. There are far too few places where one can just be, and can try to let go of the worries and stresses of the day. Shouldn't your bedroom be one of those places? Easier said than done, it seems like the bedroom is the last place we think about when decorating. After all, we only sleep there, right? Um, no. We … [Read more...]

DIY Rustic Headboards

So "rustic" rhymes with "romantic"... ok, not really, but it should because they go right together! Which makes them a perfect combination in the bedroom, right? Decorating, I mean.  ;) What better way to bring those two things together than DIY rustic headboards?! We've got some great tutorials, and when you have got them down, use the rest to inspire you to do something all your own! Seriously, … [Read more...]

Dreamy Canopy Bed Projects

One of the first memories I have of a decorating "want" was a canopy bed. I was about eight years old, and had made a new friend at school. This was a pretty big deal for me as I was so incredibly shy, so these memories stuck for me. On my first after school trip for snacks and play time, I got a peek at her room. She had a four poster canopy bed, and it was the first one I had ever seen. Of … [Read more...]

Brighten Up Your Bedroom with a Global Twist

It’s time to treat yourself to a new bedroom, but where do you begin? How about looking at things from a different perspective and taking inspiration from countries around the world as an interesting theme. Italian Suite If you want to combine exposed brickwork, woods and decadent interior designs, then an Italian room is the one for you. Think cherubs, Michael Angelo prints and lavish … [Read more...]

Kids Rooms: Shared Bedroom Solutions

Many of us who have a small home also have fewer bedrooms. This can often mean kids sharing bedroom space out of necessity. Other families choose for their kids to share a room based on family values. Whatever the reason, sharing bedrooms between kids can present some challenging decorating obstacles. How to find room for sleeping and playing? Keeping organized? Shared closet space? Individual … [Read more...]

16 DIY Headboard Projects

We've all got one...a bed. And we all have one thing in common about our bed...it's the focal point of our bedroom! What's the best way to maximize that focal point? Create a DIY headboard and give extra personality to the bedroom. You can tailor the style of the headboard to your bedroom theme, or create a storage headboard to give you tons of extra space! This is easy folks, you can do this! … [Read more...]

Cute and Cool Teenage Girl Bedroom Ideas

So recently my youngest daughter informed me that it is time for a room overhaul... She gets that from me. ;). In any case, since she's heading to high school soon, I think she's about right. (Just FYI, no, that isn't her up there... but if we get her room done, maybe she will grace us with a photo of that beautiful face? Perfect place to embarrass your teenage daughter? They call it the comments … [Read more...]

Small Bedroom Makeovers

We all love a good makeover... it's why home and garden television exists, after all. Who doesn't love to compare a drudgy old space with a  bright shiny new one? Well, we're no exception! When dealing with a small bedroom, a before and after makeover can seem all the more dramatic because it's your personal space...not a public one. It's a refection of you and your personality, (or it should be!) … [Read more...]

10 Creative DIY Nightstand Projects

We all know that the bed is the focal point in bedroom decorating, but nightstands set the bed off! In other words, aside from the fact that they hold your lamps, and last nights novel... they are pretty important from a design standpoint as well... So to get right to it, we have found you some of the most creative DIY nightstand projects out there, and brought them all to you in this post... We … [Read more...]

DIY Under Bed Storage

We are all looking for more home storage, and those of us with small homes need it more than most. Under bed storage is not a new idea, but these ideas are! We have some clever ideas, and a couple of great tutorials to create the most of your storage space. Easy Instructions for Under Bed Storage Find a container that is low enough to slide under your bed, with a few inches to spare if you … [Read more...]

Give Your Bedroom a Romantic Makeover

There is no better place to bring romance into your home decorating than in the bedroom. This is the room where we relax, recharge, and have private time away from the bustle of everyday life. Here are some great ways to punch up the sizzle in your bedroom (ok, I am just talking decorating here, folks…) without leaving your bank account fried! Photo above courtesy of Pottery Barn.  Use color to … [Read more...]

Small Space Decorating: Small Bedroom Ideas

When decorating a small bedroom, the first thing to keep in mind is whether you want the small space to appear cozy, or as open and light as possible. Neither is a wrong answer, just a matter of taste. Determining which direction you want to go in for your decorating scheme can go a long way towards getting you the result you want in your small bedroom. Here are some easy and inexpensive small … [Read more...]

How to Decorate a Small Bedroom

Decorating a small bedroom can be a challenge, since most of us spend a good deal of time in this space. You want a comforting space to unwind in, yet you don’t want your bedroom to feel cramped or cluttered. Here are some easy decorating ideas for turning your small bedroom decorating into an easy, breezy makeover! Use the smallest sized bed in the room that you can be comfortable in. If you … [Read more...]