When you want to add a little impact to your bedroom with a minimal budget there often times isn't much to be said outside of keeping things clean. It can feel overwhelming when all you can focus on is a new duvet cover or curtains and nightstands. Instead, check out these three inexpensive projects to making your bedroom feel a bit polished, from who else, but Martha Stewart. Need a new duvet? What about no sew embroidery pillows? A bed skirt or dust ruffle? Click through to see how!
For a tablecloth or fabric, determine the correct width by doubling the height of the box spring and adding its width plus 6 inches. Calculate the length by doubling the height of the box spring, then adding its length plus 6 inches. This creates a rectangle of fabric that covers the box spring and hangs down an extra 2 inches all the way around, after you've sewn a 1-inch hem.
Use a pair the same size as the comforter. Place them right sides together, and sew around the perimeter with a 1/2-inch seam allowance, leaving an opening along the bottom that extends to 24 inches from each corner. Turn right side out. To fasten cover shut once the comforter is inside, sew twill-tape ties, buttons and buttonholes, or Velcro tape along the two inside edges of the opening.
For a no sew version try using a heat bonding tape found in most sewing stores. We suggest using a double thickness to help hold things tight!
Thanks to Martha Stewart for such wonderful tips that are a great fit for any budget.