One of my New Year's resolutions is to make my bedroom more inviting and cozy. When I first mentioned the idea of doing the room in mainly shades of white my boyfriend quickly asked "like an insane asylum?" Admittedly as I was beginning the process the room did look a little crazy ( imagine stark white bedding & white walls). But I quickly thought of a couple simple and inexpensive tricks to give the decor a more inviting feel. The first idea I implemented was to create a mock headboard since purchasing a brand new one can be so expensive. I picked up some white string lights, tissue paper, and faux flowers on sale after the holidays and spent some time creating this peaceful venue for sleep. Here's a couple tips for crafting your own floral arch:
- 1 strand string lights
- 1 bouquet faux flowers
- Lots of tissue paper (I purchased two packs of 100 sheets from Target)
- Scotch Tape
1: I started creating the light arch by tacking the middle of the strand of lights to the wall above the middle of my mattress. From there, I continued to arc the lights using tacks to secure things in place. I found that working from side to side helped make things more even.
2: Using the tissue paper, scissors, and scotch tape I created flowers of various sizes by following this tutorial (I used tape instead of floral wire).
3: I then tacked the blossoms of the hand made flowers as well as the faux flowers to my wall within the light arch.
I hope to eventually add even more flowers into this concept, but making them by hand does take time and that is okay! Decorating your home should be a pleasure not a hassle. More importantly, you don't have to break the bank to create an environment that you love living in!
|"Headboard"- DIY, Lamps- Vintage find (spray painted white and w/ new shades), Art- Crafted by an old friend, Bedding/Curtains- Ross|
Do you have any projects in mind for your home?