When you have a large bedroom there is just so much you can do to spruce it up. There are amazing occasional chairs that you can put in there to form a reading nook. Or perhaps an ornate dressing table? How about splurging on a canopy bed much as they had in medieval times? But when your bedroom is small, you have to be far more creative.
Most designers will tell you that you need to splurge on one big dollar item and build your room around that. I say that's great if you have $5,000 (or more) to spend on a big wonderful bed! However, I don't. So my solution is to snaz up what I have and improvise. Nearly anything can be made to look far more expensive than it is if you dress it up a bit.
Dreaming of a canopy bed? Try this trick.
|Look how elegant this is! Curtain rods attached to the ceiling and heavy drapery. That's all you need to accomplish this look!|
So what if you're just not a canopy kind of person? What to do? How about a comfy "head board" that will look great and give you a cushion for those nights when you want to sit in bed and read or watch TV?
|This head board is inexpensive, comfy & easy!|
For the head board above, all you need are two (or three depending on how big your bed is) floor cushions. Try thrift stores or bargain stores. Don't worry if you hate the looks of them when you buy them. You can easily change that with a bit of fabric. Get the cheapest ones you can find, recover them, hang a couple of hooks on your wall and a couple of rings on the back of the cushions and you have a head board that will give you style AND comfort!!
What always makes a room, any room, appear larger and brighter than it really is.......mirrors!
If you have a wall that perhaps isn't right for a piece of furniture due to traffic flow or maybe it's just too close to the bed or another door such as the closet, try putting a mirror there. It will furnish that space, allow light to bounce around and give it some style and functionality all at the same time. Let me show you a sample of a unique mirror below.....
Old doors can be found at salvage companies, on the curb, at Habitat for Humanity outlets or maybe even in your basement or attic. This one was just a simple unadorned door from a renovation that was going to be tossed out.
All it took was some paintable wallpaper for the inset at the top, some molding to put around the inset as well as on the top and then going to the glass store to get a piece of mirror to fit nicely in the front. Once you have your mirror, glue it in place and put a thin molding around the edges with brad nails and glue. This will not only give it that finishing touch, but will keep it firmly in place for generations to come! Note: do any painting before you place your mirror otherwise you just might have a mess to clean off your mirror.
As for the door knob, take it out and using a wall repair kit that comes with a plastic screen for large holes in walls, patch the area where the knob used to be. Once it's all dried, paint and no one will ever know it was even there.
OR you could leave the doorknob if it's an unusual piece and use that to hang your purse or scarves on. Whatever you wish!
Enjoy and have a great time trying these tips out in your own home!