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Sweet Dreams: 10 Inventive Beds You Can Make Yourself

You spend nearly one-third of your life sleeping, so ideally your bed should feel comfortable and special. Here are ten “dreamy” and easy DIY designs. | By Sara Carpenter, BobVila.com



Sweet Dreams: 10 Inventive Beds You Can Make YourselfStorage
We’re a fan of the rustic theme in this reclaimed wood beauty, as well as its built-in storage underneath! Repurposed wood crates create the perfect space for extra pillows, blankets or items that might normally get parked in the nightstand.


Sweet Dreams: 10 Inventive Beds You Can Make YourselfCinder Block
A base of concrete cinder blocks is ideal for a minimalist or industrial-themed room. And what's also minimal is the labor required to pull it together (aside from the heavy lifting)! A hidden piece of plywood under the mattress eliminates the need for cinder blocks at the core. Slap a coat of paint on the blocks to match the palette of your room for a seamless look.



Sweet Dreams: 10 Inventive Beds You Can Make YourselfHanging
What better way to be lulled to sleep than by the gentle swaying of a hanging bed? A variety of materials can support your mattress (pallets, ply wood, secured salvaged beams), but what’s most important is making sure your ceiling can support the weight of your bed and yourself! Check with a professional before proceeding.



Sweet Dreams: 10 Inventive Beds You Can Make YourselfScrap Wood
These twin beds are made from slats taken from the children's former bunk beds. They incorporate scrap wood for the foot and headboards to create a kid-friendly relaxed look. Best of all, re-using a bed that might otherwise find its way to the trash heap scores extra environmental points.



Sweet Dreams: 10 Inventive Beds You Can Make YourselfPallet Bed
Wood pallets are a go-to resource for most DIYers. While you can arrange them in numerous ways, these classic pallets are made more suitable for the bedroom with a simple coat of white paint.



Sweet Dreams: 10 Inventive Beds You Can Make YourselfBuilt-In
If you have an oddly shaped bedroom with a large nook, try building a frame in what otherwise might be dead space. If going the platform route, you can also incorporate storage, ensuring a more efficient use of your room.


Sweet Dreams: 10 Inventive Beds You Can Make YourselfCardboard
Cardboard may not seem heavy-duty enough to support you while sleeping, but when layered in spades it can stand up to the test. The ‘honeycomb’ variety seen here is particularly durable when built in this manner.



Sweet Dreams: 10 Inventive Beds You Can Make YourselfHairpin
Mid-century modern beds have a sleek minimal look—and unfortunately a hefty price tag. Luckily, the look is somewhat easy to pull off on your own. A little planning, some serious measuring and cutting, and four hairpin legs later—and you’ll be mid-century dreaming for a third of the price!



Sweet Dreams: 10 Inventive Beds You Can Make YourselfPlatform
The best part about building your bed yourself is your ability to customize it to your liking. Building in nightstands can reduce the furniture in your room and create an airier feeling that’s oh so relaxing when it’s time to wind down.



Sweet Dreams: 10 Inventive Beds You Can Make YourselfWheeled
A wheeled platform bed is ideal for loft living—and you’ll appreciate the bed’s mobility when it comes time to rearrange the furniture. Invest in wheels with locks or you might find yourself halfway across the room when you wake up—mornings are rough enough as it is.

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