DIY: Bedroom Edition - Sheets, Duvets, & Headboards, Oh My!
Especially in a city as busy as New York, your bedroom is an important haven where you can relax and unwind. Even the smallest details can make your bedroom a more special, comfortable, and enjoyable for you to recharge. From headboards to bedding, there are plenty of easy, quick, and inexpensive ways to customize and maximize your space!
Headboards are usually the focal point of a bedroom, and there are endless DIY options for amazing headboards: Upholstered, tufted, reclaimed wood, repurposed shower curtains, antique mantels and doors, even wall art can all be made into a special and beautiful backdrop to your bed. My tufted headboard which I shared before has made a huge difference in my bedroom. This list has even more amazing ideas!
Your bedding also plays a huge role in the character of the room, and with minimal to no sewing skills, you can easily create pillows and decorate existing sheets and throws to give them new life! Making decorative pillows from old button down shirts, sewing trim and other patterns on sheets, or EVEN (if you get ambitious) making your own duvet cover are all fun and fairly simple ways to give your little sanctuary an even greater stamp of your personal style!
If you aren't much into DIY or throw pillows, even just fun patterned sheets can brighten up a room. I love the selection at West Elm and have scored fantastic deals on John Robshaw's gorgeous designs at his NYC sample sales. Above all, your room should make you feel at home, so find materials, photos, prints, and small details that truly make a bedroom your own!