Published at Monday, May 21st, 2018 - 14:08:39 PM. Bedroom Headboard. By Brigida Elettra.
Create cupboards. The designer of this cute cottage-y room in a converted Cotswolds England house has made nice use of the narrow alcoves on either side of the bed. Pretty but hardly a new idea right? What makes this design sing is the simple way the rustic headboard has been built as part of this wooden architecture. Plain vertical planks not only connect the spaces at the head of the bed making the arrangement look as if it’s been there forever but the uprights over the bed are cleverly topped with a narrow shelf just wide enough for paperbacks and a framed picture. This idea is great if you don’t have much space for bedside tables or don’t want to clutter them up. Just make sure the edge of the shelf is flush with the rest of the headboard or it will be very uncomfortable when you’re sitting up in bed.
Put a twist on tradition. A small-scale floral is a country favorite but here it’s almost entirely limited to the tall headboard making the pattern stand out rather than join an exuberant mixture as might be the case more traditionally. The result is resoundingly modern. Both the cerise of the chair and the lime of the curtains are reflected in the headboard pulling the look together. Tip: Want to use a tufted headboard? Keep it shallow if contemporary is the way you want to take the scheme or deep for a more classic look.
Take the rail way. This isn’t so much a headboard as a built-in storage unit with a bed tucked inside. It shows that shelving isn’t the only open storage that can be built into a headboard. Here there’s also space for a hanging rail. It’s not full wardrobe scale but it’s good enough for last night’s clothes a pair of bathrobes or an overnight guest’s garments. Above there’s space for extra blankets towels or bulky luggage while directly over the bed there’s room for a lamp. Using the same color throughout the room has prevented this multicompartment headboard from looking too crowded.
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