Bedrooms are meant to be a place of rest and relaxation, but for many of us, our bedrooms do double duty as sitting areas, nurseries, living rooms, storage, etc. No matter your situation, finding little ways to help yourself relax and get enough sleep could be as easy as getting rid of some things and keeping others. Of course, you know yourself best, so not everything on this list may apply to you. However, it couldn't hurt to try, and maybe you'll find a new way to relax into a good night's sleep!
In the market for a new bed? Would you consider building your own bed? Here are ten DIY beds that seriously anyone can make.
It's Bedroom Month here on Curbly, so we're exploring your sleeping habits in a series called "Sleeper Survey," in which we engage in a little dialogue about the average Curbly Reader's boudoir. This time, we're curious what goes on in your bedroom before and while you sleeping? Do you watch TV? Or books and magazines only? Does your room need to be super dark, or do you prefer a little glow? Read on to cast your vote and see the results so far!
It's Bedroom Month here on Curbly, so this week, we're kicking off a series called "Sleeper Survey" all about the hidden habits of the Curbly Reader's boudoir. We're starting off pretty tame, with a question about your bed-making tendencies (don't worry, we'll turn up the controversy next week). Read on to cast your vote and see the results so far!
Last month, Bruno wrote a post about the glittery pink school desk he made over for Ayla's B.G.R. (Big Girl Room). We had hoped to have her whole room re-done and put together this month, but with the holidays and so much going on with Curbly, it sort of got away from us. But we did manage to get a few things done, and I just wanted to give you a peek at where we're at so far.
I actually love this re-use idea for an old wrought iron bed. It's clever and provides a unique focal point. However, I'm not so sure I'd want it in my yard. Positioned in a more
We've seen a lot of doors turned into headboards around here, but not doors turned into entire beds! Gail shows us every detail in its construction over at My Repurposed Life. Quite the transformation, no??
Talk about charm overload. The Princess & the Pea Bed is available in twin, full and queen sizes. Three layers minimum to nine layers maximum, the bed as shown with frame will
Although it looks kind of like a trampoline, it's actually a net floor/bed. The overhead skylight adds to its joyful quality, don't you think? Don't know
A dingle is a piece of colored fired clay that ornament Etsy seller deliafurniture's Dingle Bed. The effect--coupled with the steel bed's whimsical construction--is nothing less than delightful. The dingles themselves
This giant nest/bed may be interesting and fun, but it looks like it would be tricky to get into. Especially for shorties like me. A running jump perhaps?
There are a few things that simply seem to belong on a bedside table: a lamp, alarm clock, perhaps a pair of glasses, and a few magazines or books. Then, once you add a few personal items (mine usually include a crossword puzzle or two and a glass of water), and there's not a lot of extra space for any accessories or "decor" items.
So, I wanted to make something to add a little bit of fun and style, but that doesn't take up too much prime nightstand real estate or interfere with the other items.
I love this kid's room for a variety of reasons, the first being that it's well designed and appointed while still being playful and perfectly kid-like. The second reason? Well, I'm a complete sucker for bright colors and bold prints, so... SHOO-IN!
And in the 'let them eat cake category,' we have British designer Stuart Hughes' latest creation, a bed called the Baldacchino Supreme. It's hand crafted of chestnut, ash and cherry wood and draped with Italian silk, but that's not what results in the hefty price tag. Oh, no. The cost comes from its frosting of 24ct gold. One hundred and seven kg of the stuff
If you've never checked out our Ask a Question forum, now's the time to start. It's a perfect place to ask for help with home improvement and decor questions, and you can help others out by offering your own expert (or amateur) advice.
I thought I'd highlight some of the more interesting recent questions from the forum today (please add your answers or suggestions if you have any):xox_nicole: How can I make a clawfoot tub into a couch?
I have always wanted a clawfoot tub, a la Breakfast at Tiffany's, but I've never been able to find anyone who has actually turned their clawfoot tub into a couch. I've done a little research and found out that you're supposed to use a cut-off saw with a fiberous cutting blade, rather than a circular saw, to cut cast iron. Anyone done this before, or have any helpful tips about cutting cast iron tubs?
Being a dog bed maker myself, I'm tickled to see Lisa's project on Design Sponge. This style of heavy, cumbersome cabinetry is plentiful in the secondhand market and you better believe I scurry past it like it has The Plague. Lisa, on the otherhand, had vision.
May I get a collective 'awwww' please?? Monica turned a Mac monitor into a cute little bed for her pup Zelda.
Who doesn't want their fur-children's furniture to match their design aesthetic? Daniel and Valeria, for one...or two, rather. They decided to make their kitty, Lambi, a bed/cubby that would blend seamlessly with their flooring. The outcome is
Aeray is a professional carpenter, furniture maker, designer and builder and he's frustrated with the overbuilding and over-engineering done on simple DIY projects. His goal for his tutorial on Instructables is to illustrate how to simply and inexpensively build a multipurpose platform deck that can be used for a queen sized bed, a futon mattress, or a waterproofed, cushioned poolside lounger (as suggested by one commenter).
Instructabler jtwanderlust decided to make a bed. Out of pipes. As the article suggests, the project had its hiccups, but the outcome doesn't look it. JT estimates that the entire thing cost $400, HOWEVER, with some modifications, that cost could be less. Here's some of the supplies JT used: