home: made [ head boards ]

home: made [ head boards ]

If you’re looking for a new creative project and want something unique for your bedroom then try a unique idea for the head board.

Hunting across the internet we found four great ideas for making your own head board.

We love the idea of using open books together – making the perfect bedtime reading spot. Create a beautiful tactile design with tied ribbons in a soft hue strung across above the bed. An easy but effective idea is to create a padded head board* using just squares of wood, squares of foam, squares of your chosen fabric and a staple gun! And lastly stencilling or printing a design directly in the place of a headboard is effective as well as being easy to change when you think of a different idea or want to change the look if your bedroom.

*for a great tutorial on making a padded head board visit CaliforniaHomeDesign


home: favourite thing [ bedding ]

home: favourite thing [ bedding ]

When you try and find that perfect colour bedding that you’ve imagined in your head, that matches your walls or will compliment your interiors but just can’t find it; that slightly off white, that perfect pink, that earthy rust tone or even a good neutral flesh tone – head to Midnatt and we are sure you’ll fall in love with every shade.

Available online from their store but also from UK stockists including Cissywears – based in London and also online.

They say ;

Midnatt (or Midnight) is a newly established Swedish brand that makes bedding for children and adults in crisp, organic cotton. A washed-out favorite shirt and a country-side duvet cover that was added for several generations was the starting shot for Midnight’s first collection.

Our ambition is to always give your bed a contemporary look where colors and patterns can be combined just the way you want. Colored underlays and pillowcases sold separately make it easy for you to complete and update the bed with what you already have.

Our stew-washed finish gives the sheets a beautiful structure with preserved softness and the cotton’s ecological is for us an all natural starting point.

home: nice price [ bed ]

home: nice price [ bed ]

If you are looking for a well priced bed, either for yourself if on a budget or perhaps a spare room, then look no further than Ikea. We spotted the versatile GJORA bed frame and think it brings a touch of style and romanticism.

With one high bar and one low bar at each end, you can have the bed either way round. Use the bar to dress with fabric or lights, or use as a hanging space for clothing.

The other great thing is that the wood is untreated so you can oil, wax or paint any colour you like.

Available now from ikea.com

home: found this [ orla kiely duvet cover ] 

home: found this [ orla kiely duvet cover ]

If you have a super king size bed and you know the struggle and expense of finding and buying bedding for that size, then it’s great to head to TKMaxx. 

Currently in stock, is the lovely Orla Kiely duvet cover set at half the usual price! Plus the pillow cases are included. 

TKMaxx do stock a good range of Orla Kiely products including towels, throws and duvet covers. 

If you love a monochrome look, the ‘Stem‘ design in black and white is perfect. This is a great find at £49.99 instead of the usual approx £99.99 

home: nice price [ marble bedding ] 

home: nice price [ marble bedding ]

Perfectly on trend and at a great price, this marble patterned duvet set from Urban Outfitters is the perfect update for a fresh look monochrome bedroom. Compliment with a mix of white, black wood and copper furniture and accessories to create a beautiful style look. 

The soft cotton duvet set includes two pillowcases 

Prices from £30


home: made [bed headboards ] 

home: made [ bed headboards ] 

The vamping a bedroom with new furniture can be costly so a good alternative is to make a bed look like new with a new DIY headboard. Or by a cheap basic base and make it look better with your own designed head board. 

We found some great projects that use anything from reclaimed wood to old doors as a base for your project. Think outside the box – you could try an area of tiling, patterned or plain, to create a modern look or work on creating a giant weaving that could hang at the top of the bed. You could even suspend a rug in the place of the board to create a textured bohemian feel. Search online now for sale rugs from West Elm or Urban Outfitters that would look great.

Head to CuteDIYProjects or DIYnCrafts for a big selection of tutorials for head boards – a great selection of projects for many skill levels.