Wooden headboards are classic and tufted headboards are oh-so-glam but these bedscape staples leave some design enthusiasts craving a look that’s a little more unique. For folks who eschew anything that’s too familiar there’s a whole world of novelty out there just waiting for a little imagination and an appreciation
Upholstered headboard. Upholstered headboards (or stuffers as they were originally known) became popular during the 17th century as the demand for comfort increased and draping fabric on canopy beds died out. The bedroom became more private during this time and the need to show off had moved to other rooms
Keep it crisp. A neat geometric pattern for the headboard echoes the symmetrical chests of drawers bedside lamps and mirrors in this quietly luxurious bedroom. For a design that’s equally tailored opt to finish a patterned headboard with studs like these.
There’s no doubt that adding a headboard to a bed will boost the impact of the natural centerpiece of a bedroom design. Make it a patterned version and the effect is even bigger. Floral or geometric small- or large-scale the prints make these headboards’ presence felt in all the right
Mirror. Mirror mirror on the wall who’s the fairest headboard of all? This standing wall mirror is a strong contender for its charming blend of romance and simplicity. An additional benefit to using a mirror as headboard is its ability to visually open up a space.
Stay sharp. This room turns the pairing of floral headboard and geometric pillows on its head with painterly blooms on the pillows and a tailored design on the headboard. In a warm color the headboard ensures that the room is a cozy haven without compromising the smartness of the design.
shutters. Once an item that you might find discarded on a roadside or buried in piles at the architectural salvage depot shutters are now a hot commodity at flea markets. If you’re going for the bohemian look find a pair that really shows its age with exposed layers of paint
Built-in canopy. This hybrid canopy-headboard has a lot going for it but the most striking feature is its integration into the room’s lighting design. Two bedside pendants provide focused light for nighttime reading but the soft glow emanating from the sides of the wood headboard and overhang boost the room’s
Reflect the window. Here’s another canny use of mirror in a headboard. In this room the effect is window-like as the multipaned headboard echoes the design of the French doors. It adds light and space for sure but also creates an interesting focal point in an otherwise neutral simply decorated
Combination headboard. Regardless of the style or shape a headboard will help anchor your room′s design. If you need inspiration for the rest of the room′s furnishings start with the headboard. By taking ideas from the past mixing different materials and modern methods you can achieve stunning results. This wood-framed
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