Rainy Day Projects For Your Bedroom

How To: DIY Tufted Headboard: A piece of plywood, a beautiful piece of fabric, a few buttons and some batting add up to a beautiful focal point for your bedroom.

Hilary’s DIY wallpaper nightstand project: Use wallpaper, a piece of the same fabric that you’ve used to cover your headboard or something that works with it. The basis for this project were mid-century butterfly stands; it would be just as striking on an inexpensive nightstand from Ikea; try the Mammut, the Engan or the Hemnes; also consider a change of knobs.

Transform your lamps by wrapping the base of them in twine or, if the base is cylindrical, in cork. Top them off with new lampshades. Vary the thread’s pattern to go with your room’s colour scheme.

These pillows can be stitched up in an afternoon and decorate your freshly made bed the next day.

And, finally, fold up a faux fur throw at the end of your bed. Not a fan of fur? Use this same technique on your favorite piece of fabric. Silk velvet’s a luxurious choice in the winter.