9 Ways to Make Your Bed Your New Best Friend

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9 Ways to Make Your Bed Your New Best Friend
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It supports you, keeps you warm, and knows all your secrets and Netflix binge history. If your bed's not eligible for BFF status, who is? We spend nearly a third of our lives asleep, so don't hesitate to put a little extra effort and thought into this relationship. These tips and DIYs will ensure you get a good's night sleep — and may just make you never want to leave your bed again.

Create Your Own Headboard
Carrie Waller

Create Your Own Headboard

You don't need to buy a pricey headboard at your local furniture store — you can create your own gorgeous version at home! All you need is a piece of birch wood, paint and a few tools to make the headboard of your dreams.

Make a Faux Cross-Stitch Lampshade
Carrie Waller

Make a Faux Cross-Stitch Lampshade

Love reading before bed? Upgrade your lamp with a new DIY lampshade! No sewing skills required for this project — you'll just need a stencil, fabric paint and an hour of your time.

Make Your Own Embellished Throw Pillow
Carrie Waller

Make Your Own Embellished Throw Pillow

Can you ever really have enough pillows on your bed? But instead of spending on something generic, create your own message and design with this throw pillow tutorial.

Add Ambiance With a DIY Reed Diffuser
Carrie Waller

Add Ambiance With a DIY Reed Diffuser

Sometimes, it seems like it's impossible to find the perfect scent for your bedroom diffuser. Make the scent you really want with essential oils — and save money, too!

Make an Indigo-Dyed Textile
Shannon Smith

Make an Indigo-Dyed Textile

Something about indigo just makes a room feel cool and calm. And since traditional indigo-dyeing arts like Shibori tend to be pricey, why not make your own version at home for a fraction of the cost?

Make a Lap Tray
Tim and Mary Vidra

Make a Lap Tray

There's nothing nicer that breaking bread in bed — but breaking it into the bed is a different story. Make your own gorgeous wooden lap tray and enjoy a lazy breakfast without the crumbs.

Add Pops of Color (Even If You’re a Neutral Lover)
Amber Lewis

Add Pops of Color (Even If You’re a Neutral Lover)

A pop of color can be energizing in the morning. Even if your bedroom has an all-white or neutral palette, adding a colorful throw pillow, a textile as art or even a wallpaper accent wall are all easy DIYs that will make your bed feel even more like your best friend.

Upgrade Your Nightstand
Bethany DeVore

Upgrade Your Nightstand

Turn a basic (and affordable!) Ikea Rast nightstand into a fancy Hollywood-inspired piece of statement furniture to really elevate the look and feel of your bedroom. Add your own custom pulls to make it really stand out.

Make a Rustic Reclaimed Wood Bench for the Foot of Your Bed
Carrie Waller

Make a Rustic Reclaimed Wood Bench for the Foot of Your Bed

This DIY is technically for a small space coffee table but it's so thin, you can also use it as a bench. Place it at the end of your bed so you have a place to put your shoes on in the morning to really get your day off on the right foot!

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