Brigida Elettra Bedroom Headboard November 04th, 2017 - 01:08:54
Keep illuminating company. Who needs bedside lights? Do away with extraneous objects entirely by choosing a supermodern headboard with built-in illumination — the ultimate luxury for a minimalist sleeping space.
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.
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.
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.
Stretch out. This off-center headboard does a great job of creating the illusion of more space in this compact bedroom. Rather than stopping at the edge of the mattress it continues beyond it on one side to fill the back wall — tricking you into seeing a king-size rather than a double bed. If you apply the same rule to clothes it works in much the same way as the classic illusion of skin-colored shoes equaling longer legs: By not breaking up a line you naturally extend it. And here the headboard also houses a reading light plus there’s space for a little table.
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 of the eclectic and unexpected. Check out this collection of alternative headboard ideas that venture into the uncharted territory of world maps architectural salvage mixed materials and more.