Articles in: Bedroom

DIY Bed Frame Made from Plywood and Moulding

Posted by: on October 3rd, 2014 | 12 Comments

DIY Bed Frame Made from Plywood and Moulding

This classic looking DIY bed frame is the creation of Ashley Turner of the DIY duo Shanty 2 Chic. Plywood and moulding are the main materials, and you can customize the moulding to create a look for the bed that’s all your own. We have printable instructions that you can download, too. 


After building all of my kiddos beds for their rooms, it was finally time for mine! We have had a mattress on the floor for the past year because we decided to sell all of our furniture when we moved into our new home. I’ve had this bed design in my head for some time and to say that I’m excited to finally see it come to life is a huge understatement.

It may look like a beast to build but it is actually very easy, with the right tools, our plans and our step-by-step tutorial!

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How to Build the Best Kids Reading Nook Ever

Posted by: on September 26th, 2014 | 18 Comments

How to Build the Best Kids Reading Nook Ever

This kids reading nook is the cozy, quiet space we probably all wished we had when we were kids. Heck, a small, enclosed mini-sanctuary like this would be pretty nice even for adults.

This cool little bedroom reading corner was created by Charlotte Smith, the DIY blogger behind Ciburbanity. It’s part of our DIY Challenge series in which we challenge some of our favorite decor and DIY bloggers to create fun, practical and clever DIY projects starting with a single material– in this case, plywood.

Charlotte has the full tutorial here for you, including a little help with the math and a suggested beverage to sip as you create this kids reading nook for your children or grandchildren (or yourself!).

There’s something about a nook that gets my creative DIY juices flowing. At a recent trip to our local children’s museum, they had a little corner area and my kids immediately settled in for some quiet reading and calm. Key word here is “calm,” so ever since I’ve had this idea percolating for a corner nook in my son and daughter’s shared bedroom.

Good news is that this whole thing took me one weekend and most of that time was spent waiting for paint to dry. Read: it’s not particularly labor intensive!

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3 DIY Projects for a Little Girls’ Bedroom Makeover

Posted by: on September 19th, 2014 | 4 Comments

3 DIY Projects for a Little Girls' Bedroom Makeover


This girls’ bedroom makeover is simply adorable. Jaime Costiglio’s two little girls (and one little boy!) are so lucky to have such a talented mom. Jaime is known for the terrific craft and DIY projects she writes about on her blog That’s My Letter.

She has three DIY projects to show you here on The Home Depot Blog– a pair of nightstands, a plywood lampshade and a DIY wall shelf. This her contribution to our DIY Challenge series. We invite some of our favorite DIY and lifestyle bloggers to create fun and practical DIY projects using a single building material. In this case, it’s plywood.

These three DIY projects look fabulous in this little girls’ room, but they’d be quite at home in any bedroom, and even other rooms of the house.

Here are Jaime’s three tutorials, along with her bedroom decorating ideas. 

We moved into our current home, a 1740 saltbox farmhouse, over a year ago. I plopped my two girls into their bedroom, and I hadn’t done a single thing to the room until now. I wanted to update the space to reflect our lifestyle, embrace their innocence and be purposeful. I’m sharing three plywood projects that I built to complete my girls bedroom makeover.

The girls’ beds flank a pair of windows, and the only place to put a nightstand is directly in front of the windows. Typical to many traditional saltbox homes, the windows in the front on the second level are close to the floor. They are so very charming, but they create quite a decorating challenge!

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Decorating for Christmas is Easy When You Follow These Three Tips

Posted by: on November 18th, 2013 | 23 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 | 3 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 | 16 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 | 7 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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