BOOST YOUR BEDROOM DECOR: In the middle of confinement, it is good to take care of your interior in order to feel good. The decor of the room often comes after that of the living rooms. However, with few means, it is possible to make this room a cosy and stylish space. And to be able to relax there, more than necessary in these times of coronavirus.
How? ‘Or’ What? By surfing on the DIY trend. Bloggers and influencers have understood this! Decorate your room without breaking the bank with this summary of their best DIY ideas.
Take a multicoloured pompom rug, an origami garland and a woollen blanket, and you will get a room with unique decor that you will never want to leave in the morning. Are you looking for an easy-to-make dream catcher? You will find your happiness in our selection of 10 DIY made by bloggers.
No need to spend a fortune on a bedside table that throws some. Alison, from the blog Le bazaar D’Alison, shows you how to “pimp” a low-cost nightstand. All you need is a little original wallpaper and white paint to transform a basic model into a trendy bedside table.
How to customize this bedside table: Paint the bottom board white, taking care to protect the parts not to be painted. Paste the wallpaper and place it on the top board.
2. Ethnic cushion covers
Creator of the Kit by Cloé pattern brand, Cloé also uses her talents as a seamstress in decoration. She made her own cushion covers in an ethnic fabric and, to play the bohemian card thoroughly, she decorated them with multicoloured pompoms.
If you don’t find your happiness in the trade either, follow Cloé step by step to make your own covers.
Measure your pillow. Transfer these measurements to your fabric folded in half, adding 4 cm in length and width. Cut the fabric along the path you just prepared.
Using an iron, prepare your hem at each end of the rectangle. Sew your hems in a zigzag stitch. To create the flap of the cover, fold one of the two ends by ten centimetres by folding it right sides together.
Sew all around the flap 1 cm from the edge. Notch the corners then fold the flap over and place it on the iron. Fold your rectangle in half so that the front is the width of your pillow. Sew 1 cm at the top and bottom to the flap. With an embroidery thread and a needle, attach the pompoms.
3. A wandering lamp in knitting
If you are looking for a stylish do-it-yourself bedside lamp, This DIY will also be an opportunity to introduce you to the basics of electricity, but don’t panic, our all-inclusive blogger explains everything in detail.
Using a mechanical knitting machine, make a 5 m cord. Protect the end of the electrical cable with adhesive plaster and thread it through the knitted fabric. With a cutter, remove the sheath around the wires for a few centimetres.
Strip the two wires on 1 cm and twist the copper wires so that they are integral. Open the male plug. Thread the plug cover over the cable. Secure the two wires in the locations of the plug.
Screw tight to hold them in place before closing the cover. Then open the socket and thread its upper part to the other end of the cable. As before, make the connections and screw tight.
4. A Scandinavian swing shelf
To highlight your pretty trinkets, create a hanging shelf. In addition to being trendy and practical, this Scandinavian- inspired shelf is much easier to make than it seems! Follow these step by step.
Drill a hole in the wood of each corner of the first board by placing a mark at 3 cm. Do the same with the other 2 boards. Drill two holes in your walls and place the dowels and hooks there.
Cut the rope into 2 pieces of 4 m. Make a loop by knotting each of the strings. Use these loops to secure the rope in the hooks. Thread the beads on the rope then thread the shelves. Block each time with pearls and a knot.
5. A suspension to Hang Photos
And if you hang your photos in the bedroom, rather than letting them sleep in the depths of your computer. Here’s how to make a 100% decorative pendant lamp with branches. We love the recuperative spirit of this DIY and the little touch of greenery like Urban Jungle.
Cut out polaroid templates from the cardboard sheets. Glue your two pieces of wood together. Tie the rope around the branches that will be used to attach the pendant lamp to the wall.
Cut out the pieces of cord and tie them to the pieces of wood. Hang your photos using clothespins. Attach the air plants to the polaroid templates using Patafix type adhesive pads.
6. A rack for wooden clothes
With this clothes rack customized, no more clothes lying around anywhere in the room! You just need to find a cheap wooden rack and a good white paint to transform a basic rack into a sleek Scandinavian look.
Make your size L pompoms in different colours, making sure to keep two long threads hanging over each pompom.
Hang your pompoms on the canvas bypassing the threads through the holes and knotting them on the back. Cover the entire canvas.
9. A Garland of Origami Stars
Passionate about DIY overflows with creativity. We fell for its garland of origami stars that we would see perfectly in a room. All you have to do is find some nice paper and start creating twenty stars by following Simone’s step by step.
Prepare the paper strips: 1×30 cm for small stars, 1.5×35 cm for medium stars, 2×40 cm for large stars. Begin folding by making a loop. Pass one of the passers-by in the loop.
Tighten by bringing your loop as close as possible to one end to form a pentagon. Fold so that it is flat and cut off the shortest excess tape. Turn the pentagon over and fold the edge over so that it fits into the large loop, respecting the shape of the pentagon.
Turn your pentagon over. Fold back the large strip, respecting the shape and so on, until there is only one or two centimetres of strip left. Slide the end of the strip into the perpendicular fold.
To form the star, pinch each end of the pentagon, the centre of the paper will swell. Create the desired number of stars and then create two holes on each side using the punch. Using a needle, thread the stars on the cord and tie a knot between each star.
10. A cork dream catcher
Here, no need to master the art of weaving: you will use a cork disc as the basis of your Dream catcher. Then a little paint, a few ribbons, and voila!