By Sarah Rachel. Bedroom Headboard. Published at Saturday, June 02nd, 2018 - 22:22:39 PM.
Build in a shelf. These boxy salvaged-wood headboards give this twin guest room a warm atmosphere and a grown-up feel. But they are also chunky enough to provide a much-needed horizontal surface in a teeny space where almost everything apart from the beds is wall hung. A table or shelving at the far end of the bedroom could get in a guest’s way so the extra space created by the headboards is a design luxury. And in a guest room especially a place for a welcoming vase of flowers is worth creating. The ideal headboard shelf should be deep enough for a cup of tea a pair of glasses a mini lamp or a book.
Headboard history. The pictorial history of the headboard starts with the Egyptian pharaohs. Headboards carved in ebony silver and gold (clearly more for show than comfort) are depicted in many early drawings. Next were the Greeks and Romans. More practical in their approach they designed a basic wooden platform with a headboard to protect themselves from cold drafts. The headboard allowed them to eat and even socialize around the bed making the bedroom the main entertaining area in the home.
Incorporate an outline. In this room velvet edges the patterned upholstery of the headboard creating a frame for the delicate design within. The texture along with the black-lacquered bedside tables and a gold-and-cream wall covering ups the opulence of the bedroom. Contrast piping is an alternative if you like the idea of a headboard border for a more formal look.
Bed cubby. This isn’t so much a headboard as it is a head cubicle. We’re used to seeing beds enveloped by canopies and sheltered by four posters but a lower-profile cubby that cradles the sides of the bed can be just as comforting. I love the way the nightstands nest perfectly into the corners so that the whole bedscape feels like a single unit.
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