Articles in: Bedroom

Decorating for Christmas is Easy When You Follow These Three Tips

Posted by: on November 18th, 2013 | 22 Comments

Decorating for Christmas is Easy When You Follow These Three Tips, by Brittany of brittanyMakes


We are simply blown away by the gorgeous holiday decor photos and Christmas decorating ideas our Holiday Style Challenge contributors are sending us. It’s all so inspirational, and there are a lot of great decorating tips in our ongoing series. But here, we get three easy tips that will make decorating for Christmas like a pro pretty simple.

These tips come from Brittany of the design blog brittanyMakes. She is among the several creative bloggers taking part in our Style Challenge. We sent each of them a mystery package of Christmas decorations from The Home Depot. They then used those materials to astonish us with their outstanding holiday decorating.

We’ve seen Christmas decor for the living room, fireplace mantel, dining room and front door. But Brittany is the first of our contributors to decorate this particular room. 


Of all the holidays and celebrations throughout the year, Christmas is our THING. I should say my husband’s thing, considering he starts blasting Christmas music as early as August. But let’s be honest, we all know who decorates around these parts! But honestly, I think we make a nice team.

I’m absolutely ecstatic to be included in this year’s Holiday Style Challenge! I decided with this challenge to focus on how to incorporate what matters most to my husband and me during the holidays; what we enjoy most about our home during Christmas, and how the holidays represent us and fits into our home.

With this in mind I’ve developed a fool proof  ”decorator’s recipe”, if you will, that helped me, and will certainly help all of you to create the perfect space in your home for the holidays.

My husband and I have pretty much the same conversation every year about how we should decorate for the holidays, and let’s be honest, when it comes time to bring out the Christmas cheer, our decor is FAR from “magazine worthy”. He loves the “classical Christmas” complete with old school multi-colored string lights, dancing Santas, LED icicles, blow up lawn accessories, Christmas ballads from the 50s, and the like. I prefer what my husband calls “fancy Christmas”, and he’s convinced I’m out to squash Christmas cheer. As you can see, folks, my man is serious about his Christmas :) .

But let’s dive into this decorator’s recipe, shall we?

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Do It Yourself Headboard Project: Cornice Headboard

Posted by: on October 18th, 2013 | 2 Comments

Do It Yourself Headboard Project: The Completed Cornice Headboard


Adding a cornice headboard to your bed will not only will dress up your bedroom, but it will also give the room a more spacious feeling. These instructions show you how to create your own cornice headboard. We have downloadable instructions, too, for this do it yourself headboard.

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DIY Headboard Makes Your Bedroom Seem More Spacious

Posted by: on October 4th, 2013 | One Comment

Scalloped DIY Headboard Project



You’ll be amazed at how this scalloped headboard will make your bedroom feel more spacious. Just follow these instructions to build your new headboard. Here’s the tutorial for this DIY headboard project. You can download and print the instructions, too.

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Decorating with a Pastel or Neutral Color Scheme

Posted by: on September 4th, 2013 | One Comment
Bathroom decorated in a light green neutral color scheme

Paint color above is Behr’s Spirit Whisper #420A-2

Choosing a color scheme for your home can be a daunting task, especially if you worry you’ll tire of a certain color or combination. That’s one of the reasons we love the idea of decorating with a soft pastel or neutral color scheme. These barely there shades are a lovely option, and just because they aren’t bold doesn’t mean they have to be boring! Here are some of our favorite ways to use neutral wall colors in a more interesting way:

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Places: DIY Headboard Ideas for Your Bedroom

Posted by: on May 20th, 2013 | 35 Comments



Whether you’re seeking to design a glitzy, romantic bedroom with a towering presence or something simpler but no less stylish and intimate, DIY headboards allow you to alter the perception of the room. They can make ceilings appear higher, rooms seem larger, and serve as a dynamic focal point. Perhaps more importantly, building a one-of-a-kind headboard is an opportunity for you to lay down your own unique style marker in the most personal space in your home.

If you have been thinking about designing and building a new headboard for your bedroom, we’d like to share a few headboard ideas from around the web for you to sleep on.

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Teal Bedroom from The Home Depot TV Commercial

Posted by: on April 10th, 2013 | 15 Comments

Teal bedroom with coffered ceiling seen in a Home Depot TV commercial


Have you seen our latest TV commercial featuring a bright teal bedroom? A bold paint color can make a dramatic statement in a room, especially when paired with complementary colors. In this space, the eggplant purple really brings out the green in the aqua shades used in the space, as they are opposites on the color wheel.

We love the vibrant hues chosen for this look, so we wanted to share the scoop about the different paint colors used.

All of the colors can be found at The Home Depot’s Paint Department.


Teal bedroom with coffered ceiling seen in a Home Depot TV Commercial


Other items in the photos that readers have asked about:

What do you think? Do you love the bold hues used in this space? Leave a comment!


Places: Bedroom Colors In Black

Posted by: on October 18th, 2012 | 4 Comments


There’s been a lot of talk and excitement recently about white interiors, and white kitchens in particular. We too love these luminous, pristine spaces. Today, however, let us attempt to lure your over to the dark side, at least when it comes to bedroom colors.

For many, the very thought of painting a wall, let alone an entire interior space black would be intimidating, or worse. But we’d like to make the case that black is not just the dark, romantic, moody, Gothic impulse you’ve been warned against – it’s also a classic, sophisticated shade to paint almost any room of your home. Much like white, black is high contrast. Bright complementary colors absolutely pop in a black room; check out how the silver bed shines in the black bedroom above from The French Bedroom Company. As far as bedroom colors go, it doesn’t get more dramatic than black.

So – if you were tempted to explore your darker design passions, what other room would you paint black? We found some really chic, seductive bedrooms in black that may help you decide.

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Inspired: A Contemporary Cottage Bedroom

Posted by: on August 21st, 2012 | Make A Comment

Cottage bedroom inspiration board


“Cottage-style” is a term that pops up a lot in home decor magazines and design blogs. The cottage look feels warm, cozy, a bit traditional, but not at all stuffy. It’s inviting. It has tons of soft surfaces and fabrics, but it doesn’t feel like it just came off the showroom floor.

In the bedroom inspiration board above, we created a little cottage-style bedroom with a little hint of contemporary edge.


A creamy white paint color is the perfect jumping off point for a cottage space. It can support any combination of colors or neutrals, and it looks fresh and clean no matter the decor. For this space, we chose Glidden Natural Wicker (GLN11 D8) and Behr Ballet Whites (UL130-13). Always be sure to test your samples before painting your entire space, especially with a color like white, which can be tricky. (Check out more of our painting quick tips, while you’re at it.)

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Inspired: Small Bedroom Ideas

Posted by: on July 9th, 2012 | One Comment

Small space bedroom ideas


When pulling together a bedroom in a small space, it can be intimidating to start ticking off the different items you’ll need: a bed obviously, two nightstands, a dresser, a few lamps, maybe a chair… But where will all of these things go in a short-on-square-footage bedroom?

That’s what this inspiration board is about– small bedroom ideas.

One easy way to maximize your space is to limit the number of feet on the ground. Remember to use your walls to your advantage. Rather than nightstands, opt for two floating shelves on either side of the bed, and instead of table lamps, try swing arm wall sconces. You’ll still have a place for an alarm clock and your cell phone, and proper reading light, but you won’t have to worry about squeezing so many pieces of furniture into the room.


To create a creamy, warm backdrop for this bedroom, we used Behr Ultra’s Jasper Cane, a subtle tan with a hint of peach.

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DIY Décor: Tree Stump Side Table

Posted by: on May 4th, 2012 | 18 Comments

tree stump side table DIY project completed


Scrolling through design blogs and flipping through my go-to furniture glossies, I noticed a trend: natural pieces of wood being used as furniture, especially tree stump side tables. I love bringing the outside indoors–so ,of course, my wheels were spinning. My mind went to one place: I can do that for a fraction of the price with just a few items from The Home Depot. The result was this perky little side table that actually did get people talking at a recent dinner party.


Items needed to make a DIY tree stump table
Here’s what you’ll need for this tree stump side table project:




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