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7 DIY Master Bedroom Ideas

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By on Nov 19, 2017
7 DIY Master Bedroom Ideas

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After a long day, most just need space to relax and unwind. Your bedroom is just that. But if you’re finding lately that it’s become more of a stress than a sanctuary, it might be time to make some much-needed upgrades.

Some homeowners hesitate to make decorative updates in the bedroom because of cost. However, you’d be surprised at the small tricks you can do to make your master bedroom look great and stick to your budget. If you’re ready to transform your look without spending a fortune, here are some DIY master bedroom decorating ideas.

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Space To Rest And Relax

1. A Space To Rest & Relax

Your bedroom should be your retreat away from it all. However, a messy and cluttered bedroom will only make you feel stressed and restless. Take time to clean and organize your bedroom. It’s a simple task you can do yourself that can make a huge difference.

Storage is a huge issue in bedrooms. Use space under the bed in storage containers if possible. Baskets and jars can be great places for smaller items that may not have a set place. Cleaning and organizing is one of the cheapest home projects you can do. You’ll be surprised at the difference it makes!

2. DIY Headboard

What comes to mind when you think of master bedroom? I often think of elegance. You want pieces in the room that don't only make a statement, but also add a chic touch. Your headboard often stands out in your bedroom décor. A DIY mirror headboard is a great way to do so or consider a rustic touch with a DIY Pallet Headboard. If you missed it, see the article on DIY Headboards For Your Bedroom for more inspiration.

Master Bedroom Accent Wall

3. Master Bedroom Accent Wall

Turn your master bedroom from drab to fab with an accent wall. If you have a favorite color you’ve been dying to incorporate into your décor, but don’t know where to do so, the master bedroom is the perfect place. An accent wall is one wall of your choice, as a different complementary color or pattern from the rest. Many homeowners choose for it to be behind the bed, as it helps to highlight the most eye-catching features in the room.

Painting is a budget-friendly project that is great for those who want tp jump into DIY. If you’re wondering how much paint to use, I can help. Try the Paint Calculator to see exactly how much you’ll need for your accent wall.

7 DIY Master Bedroom Ideas

4. Accent Rugs For The Bedroom

For those with hardwood or tile bedroom floors, you may want something a bit softer to step onto first thing in the morning. A soft bedroom rug will be just what you need to add to the room’s décor and your comfort. However, as you may already know, rugs can be expensive! A DIY rug can be cheaper than most and is a unique project you can be proud of. I love the idea of a pompom rug as a bright and bold accent for your master bedroom. See the tutorial from HelloWonderful.

Of course, you may be wondering about bedroom rug placement. Since accent rugs are smaller than others, it's best to not place them in the center of the room. I always prefer accent rugs to be on either side of the bed. Another option is right in front of the dresser or a bedroom chair if you have one.

Master Bedroom Wall Decor

5. Master Bedroom Wall Décor

When it comes to bedroom décor, many think about what they can do to adorn their walls. DIY wall décor is the perfect way to dress up your bedroom because there are so many options based on your style. For a rustic bedroom, try incorporating pallet artwork into your room. Triangle shelves stand out in any room. Mix and match with mirror décor when possible to brighten up the space. Read 10 Unique Ways To Decorate A Wall for more DIY inspiration.

6. Bedroom Candles

If you’re looking for ideas to help you relax before bed, candles are the answer. Candles are a great addition to your master bedroom’s décor in addition to its aromatic benefits. The best scented candles in the bedroom are ones that use essential oils for scent. Fragrances such as lavender, chamomile and vanilla. You can make your own candles that can be used in your bedroom oasis. See this tutorial from Live Simply on how you can DIY candles for your master bedroom.

Master Bedroom Gallery Wall

7. Bedroom Gallery Wall

A gallery wall is a great choice for any room with a large wall to fill. It’s likely your master bedroom has one. You can choose photos, artwork or even abstract pieces to create a gallery wall. These might already be items you own, making it even more cost-effective. What you choose should reflect your personal style, however, the way your gallery wall is placed will determine how it stands out on your wall. Make sure to draw out what you’d like before you put any frames on the wall and carefully mark with a pencil on the wall where you want each to go.


Redecorating your bedroom doesn’t have to break the bank. There are plenty of master bedroom decorating ideas you can use to create a bedroom you love. From adding new wall art to creating your own candle scents, you can have the bedroom of your dreams!

Looking for more ideas to improve your bedroom? Read 7 Effortless Ways To Brighten Your Bedroom.

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