11 Ways to Make Your Friends Insanely Jealous of Your Bedroom


1. Nightstand Envy

Try using furniture in unsuspecting ways, like turning this stepladder into a bookshelf/nightstand. It’s a charming and aesthetic alternative way to display your bedside goodies without having to put together ANOTHER piece of Ikea furniture.

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2. Shadow. Box. Jewelry.

Instead of piling your jewelry and accessories into dresser drawers, turn them into a bold display piece in your bedroom by hanging them in a shadow box.

Learn How to Make the Shadow Box Jewelry Holder


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3. Be Bold with Bedding

Stop playing safe with stripes and solids. Grab a bold and graphic sheet set to show off your artistic side.


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4. Wallpaper Headboard

You don’t have to spend a fortune on a fancy four-post bed frame. Just adhere a pretty patterned wallpaper behind your bed to create the illusion of a headboard. You’ll friends will die over your genius DIY.

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5. Sleep on These DIY’d Beauties

Use fabric medium and craft paint to turn simple white decorative pillowcases into abstract works of art.

Learn How to Make the Abstract Painted Throw Pillows


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6. Get Artsy

Wall art is essential for your bedroom. You can either create a gallery wall using your personal collection. Or you can create inexpensive prints with craft store canvases and a little bit of paint. Better yet, do both!

Learn How to Turn Your Pictures into Wall Art


7. Picture-Worthy Shoe Rail 

Out of closet space? Line your wall with rows of picture-rail molding for a convenient and chic way to display your stunning collection of heels.

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8. Color Pop

Do not be afraid of the contrasting shade! For example, a mustard-colored floor lamp instantly energizes this chic, gray bedroom.

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9. Stuck on Stencils

Want to revamp your bedroom but don’t want to spend a ton of money on new furniture? Try giving old furniture new life with a fresh coat of a paint and a few stenciled patterns.

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10. Fabulous Flooring 

Make your floors a fabulous focal point in your room. Instead of traditional staining, pick complementary colors to use on your floors to add a real “wow” factor.

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11. It’s All in the Details!

Tying everything together with small details will really go a long way. Add fresh flowers to your nightstand, or keep an attractive vase of water by your bedside. Most of all, don’t forget to have fun!

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