When we first moved in, I really wanted to create a clean white bedroom, but before it really got “finished” I started getting different ideas and impulses. Even though our room is tiiiiiny, I was been craving a bit more colour. So then I did a restyling of my bedroom with Dille & Kamille, and you saw a glimpse of my (then) brand new DIY bedframe.
Like I mentioned before, our room is quite small and I felt like no bedframe ever could fit in here. Well, our old one did (pictures of the bed in our former bedroom over here) but then we got a bigger mattress and we sorta did the whole mattress on the floor thing for a while. But then I realized I’m a grown up and didn’t want that anymore. Apart from the fact that we have the tiny room, I found most frames ugly and quite expensive, so after a lot of back and forth, I decided I was going to build my own.
My main inspiration was this minimal bohemian bedroom that’s all over pinterest which is why I’m still considering tinting the wood.
The shots of my bedroom were taken before the makeover and I’ve been wanting to share them for so long, but I’ve discovered that I find actually building a bed is easier than explaining how I did it. But here it is, our DIY minimal bedframe! If you have any more questions, don’t hesitate to leave a comment.
This was made to measure based on my slatted frame and mattress of 160 x 200 cm
What you’ll need:
- 4 x pine wood beam 4 x 7 x 151,2 cm -A
- 2 x pine wood beam 4 x 7 x 200 -B
- 2 x pine board 30 x 163,6 cm (measure the width of the slatted frame) – C
- 2 x pine board 30 x 203,6 cm (measure the length of the slatted frame) – D
- 9 x screws Ø 5 mm x 50 mm long (for the outside frame)
- 8 x screws Ø 5 mm x 70 mm long (for the inside frame)
- 24 x screws Ø 5 mm x 25 mm long (to attach the outside and inside frame)
- 12 x angle brackets
- wood drill (keep the width of your screws in mind)
- felt stickers for furniture legs
What to do:
1. First, we’ll make the base to elevate your slatted frame. Screw two of the smaller pine wood beams together (A) by predrilling a hole in one beam and attaching it to the other. Repeat for the other side.
2. Place your beams (A) on the floor and attach the longer beams (B) in the corners with the help of 4 angle brackets.
3. Next, we’ll make the outside of the bed frame around the inside: start by marking where you will drill the holes. In my bedframe the back and front (C) covers the sides (D), so there are 6 screws in the front and the back to hold the frame. They need to be screwed right in the middle of your plank, and the best way to do that is to measure how thick your plank on the side is, mark the middle of this width on the front and back (C) and drill the holes. So let’s say your plank is 2 cm thick, you mark the holes you want to drill at 1 cm from the side. Screw in your 5mm x50mm screws straight, this should be easy now you’ve predrilled your holes.
4. Attach the inside frame to the outside frame with the 8 remaining angle brackets
5. Aaaand you’re done! Add some felt under your frame to prevent scratching your floor, add your slatted frame and mattress and enjoy a well deserved night of sleep!