If the idea of redecorating your bedroom sounds daunting and costly, consider an easy (and inexpensive!) change that can make a big impact. This project from interior designer Mike Murphy includes reupholstering a slatted wood headboard from IKEA and wiring it to add two small task lamps. With only fabric, foam backing, a staple gun and two wall-mounted lamps, Murphy gave a new life to this previously lackluster headboard, adding warmth and elegance to his bedroom.
This simple project can transform a space entirely, adding a new texture, color, or mood to a room. It is the single most effective way to quickly adjust a bedroom to fit your shifting design tastes. And the best part? It will be completely unique to you, since it can’t be bought in any store. So next time you’re thinking about a new look for your bedroom, why not get creative with your headboard?
This project originally appeared at www.apartmenttherapy.com.