Friday, September 2, 2011
Turn your bed with a beautifully designed headboard. When scouting out the perfect piece, consider unique materials, finishes, and colors to add personal panache to your bedroom. Or, flex your DIY skills and make your own! (DIY - Do it your self)
A headboard doesn't have to be a boring slab of solid wood. Think outside the box and use the headboard as a way to add interest to the room. Here the white headboard provides the perfect contrast to turquoise walls, and the background helps the geometric design to pop
Pick a Print
With a plain bedspread and neutral wall color, the headboard can be a perfect place to add a print. Pick fabric that blends in with the wall tone and bedspread for an elegant look. Or for a bolder statement, try a bright contrasting color. The large print in the fabric here breaks up a serene, monochromatic gray palette.
If you have a headboard you love, but the wall color just doesn't do it justice, try adding some paint. Here a purple rectangle "frame" painted on the wall behind the bed allows the creamy tufted headboard to stand out on the neutral wall.
Consider using a curtain panel as a headboard. They take the room to new heights by extending the eye upwards, and add a jolt of pattern to a blank wall. Simply install a curtain rod on the wall above your bed and hang a curtain from it, using decorating hooks for extra panache.