20 DIY Shabby Chic Bedding Ideas | DIY Formula

20 DIY Shabby Chic Bedding Ideas

Shabby chic bedding is in again. Actually, everything that looks shabby chic is trending right now, from fashion to interior design and decorations. There aren’t too many designs available on the market so why not indulge in a simple DIY project, picking the fabrics and designs that you like?

The following shabby chic bedding ideas are meant to offer you some guidelines about the steps you need to take to come up with some cool designs and patterns for your bed.

1. Floral Shabby Chic Bedding

A simple guide to get a floral shabby chic bed will give you sweet dreams and completely transform your bedroom. Try this DIY simply shabby chic bedding on the weekend and experiment with the fabric prints for different results.

Level of difficulty: intermediate
Duration: around one hour
Materials used:

2. White Ruffle Sheets

Ruffles can make any daybed look more interesting, and they’re not hard to make either. If you want to add a romantic touch to your sleeping area, this project is ideal for you. In fact, you can go for a pink ruffle bedding should you choose.

Level of difficulty: easy
Duration: 2-3 minutes
Materials used:

3. Romantic Shabby Chic Bedding Sheets

A cheap alternative to existing designs on the market, this easy DIY project requires creativity and any piece of fabric you might have left from a previous project. The simply shabby chic sheets will look and feel smooth.

Level of difficulty: easy
Duration: one hour
Materials used:

  • Any fabric you feel like using

4. French Inspired Bedding Style

You can easily stay in style with the help of this neat DIY shabby chic bedding. Make your bedroom look like the ones you see on the covers of magazines using your favorite colors and textures.

Level of difficulty: easy
Duration: 1-2 hours
Materials used:

5. Abstract Print Bedding

You can iron different abstract prints on white or any other monochromatic bed covers, or you can learn how to make your own sheets. Have fun with this DIY shabby chic bedding and experiment with the shades that will complement the rest of the room.

Level of difficulty: intermediate
Duration: approximatively one hour
Materials used:

  • Sheeting
  • 72″ or 1.90mtrs x 6mm elastic
  • Thread

6. Simply Gorgeous Shabby Chic Bedding Set

Learn how to make a bed skirt and enjoy a beautiful shabby chic bedding set. You will love this easy DIY bedding trick that instantly updates any dull guest room.

Level of difficulty: easy
Duration: about two hours tops
Materials used:

  • Old bed sheet or fabric (check the measurements and see if the size of the fabric fits your bed)
  • Drop cloth

7. Color Contrast Linen

Play with color contrasts and learn how to attain that shabby chic bed sheets look. The combination of turquoise and pink in this DIY bedding idea is suitable for little girls and teens.

Level of difficulty: easy
Duration: one hour
Materials used:

8. Different Patterns and Colors for Your Bed

You can have any color for your bed sheets from yellow to purple, and you can also experiment with different patterns just by following this easy DIY tutorial. You can mess around and create a lovely floral bedding design.

Level of difficulty: easy
Duration: 2-3 hours
Materials used:

  • One cut of fabric measuring 31″ x 43″ for the front
  • Five cuts of various fabric prints measuring 8″ x 43″ (you can have two of the same)
  • One cut of fabric measuring 43″ x 66″ for the backing
  • Cotton batting measuring 43″ x 66″ (get this cut from the bolt instead of buying a prepackaged piece)
  • Embroidery thread
  • Embroidery needle
  • Straight pins
  • Scissors
  • Rotary cutter and healing mat (optional)
  • Ruler
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Sewing machine and thread

9. Soft Lace Bedding

Learn how to create the lace effect on your shabby chic bedding. It’s not a piece of cake, but the results are stunning.

Level of difficulty: intermediate
Duration: several hours
Materials used:

10. White Shabby Chic Bedding

If you want to highlight your queen or king size beds, white shabby chic bedding can help you out. Dial up the rustic – chic theme in your bedroom with these linen DIY sheets.

Level of difficulty: easy
Duration: several hours
Materials used:

11. Shabby Chic Nursery Bedding

This useful tutorial on how to turn a simple nursery bedding into a shabby chic one is perfect for new moms who love DIYs.

Level of difficulty: easy
Duration: 2-3 hours
Materials used:

  • 2 yards of 44-45″ wide print fabric
  • 2 yards of ¼” flat elastic
  • All-purpose thread
  • See-through ruler
  • Fabric pen or pencil
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Scissors or rotary cutter and mat
  • Tape measure
  • Straight pins
  • Safety pin
Nursery shabby chic bedding DIY

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12. Shabby Chic Bed Skirts

An easy no sew guide on how to get a shabby chic bed skirt, this DIY adds a lot of oomph to any bedroom, whether it’s in a small studio or a big mansion.

Level of difficulty: easy
Duration: about 2 hours
Materials used:

13. Blue Shabby Chic Bedding

Learn how to layer your bedding like a professional designer. The trick is in choosing the right colors. Stick to soothing shades that look ideal for rest.

Level of difficulty: easy
Duration: 15-30 minutes
Materials used:

14. Lavender Shabby Chic Bedding

Learn how to paint fabrics and get the colors you’ve always wanted for your bedding and stylize your bedroom with the help of such a calming color like lavender is.

Level of difficulty: easy
Duration: 5-10 minutes
Materials used:

15. Vintage Inspired Shabby Chic Bedding

An easy DIY guide on how to make your own vintage bedding. Try out this amazing project if your bedroom contains antique pieces. This bedding idea will beautifully complement the furniture and bring out the shabby chic in them.

Level of difficulty: easy
Duration: a few hours
Materials used:

  • 2 flat sheets
  • 3 buttons
  • Sewing machine and general sewing supplies
  • Fringe (optional)

16. Twin Shabby Chic Bedding

This tutorial shows you an easy way to make a twin bedspread. The perfect weekend project for moms who are on a budget or anyone who wants to spruce up their guest room.

Level of difficulty: easy
Duration: 1-2 hours
Materials used:

  • A center piece of fabric that is 45” wide and 94” long
  • Two side pieces of that are each 16” wide and 94” long
  • Straight pins

17. King Size Shabby Chic Bedding

Ever wondered how to make a pintuck duvet for a king size bed? It might look complicated, but the steps are, in fact, easy to follow. Give this DIY a try if you want to brighten up your room without spending an arm and a leg.

Level of difficulty: easy
Duration: 1 hour or so
Materials used:

  • Two flat sheets the same size.
  • Buttons or snaps or any kind of closure you want
  • Thread (optional)

18. Queen Size Cottage Shabby Chic Bedding Style

Make a shabby chic queen size bedding in just a few steps. This DIY will match a shabby bed frame and wood floors. Stick to pastel colors that will look amazing with a neutral wall paint.

Level of difficulty: easy
Duration: 2-3 hours
Materials used:

  • Thread
  • Pins
  • Scissors
  • Iron
  • Fabrics
  • Yarn
  • Sewing machine

19. Moroccan Shabby Chic Bedding

Highlight your bedding with some Moroccan influences by creating some cute pom-pom pillows. The best part about this DIY shabby chic bedding is that it allows you to reuse old materials and transform them into brand new items to adorn your bed. You can check out this article for more inspiration on making DIY pillow covers.

Level of difficulty: easy
Duration: a couple of hours
Materials used:

  • Two big napkins/dish towels (per pillowcase)
  • 8 small yarn pompoms (per pillow)

20. Flannel Rag Quilt for Any Bed

Make a cozy rag quilt for your bed with a minimum of effort. Rustic and chic, this bedding will look amazing in a well-lit room with light furniture. Shabby chic quilts will bring color to your bedroom.

Level of difficulty: medium
Duration: 2 hours
Materials used:

Conclusion

Shabby chic bedding is something that won’t fall out of style pretty soon. Different shops offer just a limited line of products so if you want something original, you can check out any of the DIY projects mentioned above and see what suits your bedroom the best. Even more, you can adjust their size so they would adorn one of these DIY platform beds for a unique bedroom.

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