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By the Bed and Over Your Head!

POSTED November 3, 2020

This might be one of the most satisfying DIY projects you can do to bring new life to a bedroom! The walls beside and above your bed are a natural focal point for the room, so decorating efforts there really pay off!  

Over Your Head

For a polished look that will make even the simplest of beds the centerpiece of your room, use a leftover roll of wallpaper! Real Homes shows you how to design a “headboard” on the wall behind your bed with just one width of a roll of wallpaper.


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I know my feed has gone very green lately but I just wanted to remind you that the giveaway I’m hosting ends at 9pm tonight. If you haven’t already entered, go go go! You can win, this palm print art work from @ixxiyourworld a linen duvet set from @pigletinbed and 2 mirror leaves from my brand @lalalovesdecor all featured in this room. See the original giveaway post, a bedroom shot 4 posts back for details. I hope you’ve all had a lovely Sunday. We’ve been celebrating my nephews 8th birthday today, lots of kids, lots of food and lots of fun, definitely looking forward to an early night now though! Gifted items – bedding from @pigletinbed and leaf print from @livandprimrose 💚

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For a more modern design and even simpler application, try colorful geometric peel-and-stick wallpaper squares! These 4′ x 2’ squares from All Modern allow you to custom-design the size of your project with ease! 

Take advantage of the otherwise unused space on the wall above the bed by decorating it in an inspiring way. HGTV offers design ideas just for this special place, including this calming and natural Eucalyptus Garland you can make yourself with a tutorial from Avery Street Design!

Hang a Collection or Paint the Ceiling!

Do you have a set of collectibles or picture frames that could be arranged as an ensemble wall decoration? This set of pretty pewter plates from Country Living gives a polished yet homey feel to the bedroom.

Prop your bed against some tall freestanding shelves and you’ll not only bring stability to the shelves, but you’ll have all your bedtime reading within easy reach! Or use the shelves to show off small artwork or your favorite family photos. Apartment Therapy has other bedroom decorating ideas for rooms short on space. 

Don’t forget about the “fifth wall” of your bedroom—the ceiling! If you decorate your ceilings, your house will achieve an instant designer feel, since well-done decor rarely sports boring white ceilings. Better yet, you may even make your bedroom appear bigger—when you paint the ceiling the same color as the walls, it “extends” the space!

Why stop there? House to Home recommends painting the ceiling in a contrasting color— perhaps matching a bold accent pillow—or even painting wide stripes on the ceiling! 

Add a Medallion, Fabric or Canopy

An easy way to transform the look of the room is by adding a ceiling medallion, especially if you have a fabulous light fixture to show off. The Spruce gives some guidelines on how to choose the right size and style medallion for your house. For even more interest, paint the medallion a different color than your ceiling.

If you are longing for an island escape, bring the breezy feel of the tropics to the ceiling of your bedroom by hanging some loops of fabric. These carefully draped panels of linen from Elle Decor give a breath of fresh air to any room.

For the ultimate “little princess” bedroom, this whimsical canopied bedroom by Interior Designer Brittany Hayes looks like it cost big bucks and took weeks to put together. Would you believe the only materials are 4 bolts of tulle and a heavy-duty stapler? Addison’s Wonderland provides a step-by-step tutorial!

Give Your Bedroom a New Look in Crystal Valley!

By concentrating on the details, you can design a house that expresses your unique style in the master-planned community of Crystal Valley! Check out the beautiful new homes from Century Communities, D.R. Horton, and Richmond American Homes, and Kauffman Homes. Set in wide open natural surroundings with easy access to nearby amenities, there’s a floor plan to fit every home buyer — in ranch and two-story designs, priced from the $300s. 


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