Angelika Magdalene Bedroom Headboard December 15th, 2017 - 01:13:49
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.
Bring flowers. In a mostly white and pattern-free room a floral headboard stands out. The effect here is one of natural abundance with the riot of blooms and foliage bringing life to the cool calm room but the blue-only tones keep things transitional rather than cottage-y. Note how the geometric patterns of the pillows dressing the bed tilt the balance to the contemporary too.
Opt for a private view. If your guest room opens to a very public part of the house common for downstairs bedrooms off living rooms or kitchens this is a nice idea. The headboard provides storage and a cuppa perch but it also creates a visual barrier between the bed and the door — making the space as you enter the room almost an in-room corridor. It’s handy for privacy if say one guest is still in bed and the other is up and opening the bedroom door into the room where everyone’s having breakfast.
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 such as this example in a Los Angeles bedroom.
Canopy with headboard. In the 13th century the canopy or tester was born out of necessity and then popular for its grandeur. The canopy was suspended from the ceiling beams using ropes and fabric was then draped over to act as insulation against the bitter winter cold. When gentry traveled between their city and country homes they frequently took beds with them. Portable beds were known as trussing beds. Staff was assigned to dismantle transport and then assemble them again. The canopy headboard shown is a modern take on a medieval design. The scallop edging on the canopy harmonizes with the timber fretwork on the headboard. The amount of fabric and the detail in the canopy design make this a more expensive style. If you find an inexpensive fabric that you like both sides of you won′t need to line it which can keep costs down.
Fireplace surround. Another item to repurpose as a headboard and one that’s even more unexpected than vintage shutters is a fireplace mantle. If you’re lucky you’ll score an oversized unit from some old Victorian mansion into whose recesses a bed fits just perfectly. If you really love the idea but can’t find an antique model to accommodate a king-size bed you could always have one made by a carpenter to fit your mattress’ exact dimensions. This romantic Los Angeles bedroom shows off the best of both worlds with a traditional tufted headboard fitted inside the surround.