Sarah Rachel Bedroom Headboard June 02nd, 2018
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.
Angelika Magdalene Bedroom Headboard June 02nd, 2018
Create pattern with padding. Headboard pattern doesn’t have to come from the print or weave of upholstery. Here horizontally stitched padding maximizes comfort and introduces a motif. If you want to make a bedroom feel sumptuous be inspired by the tactile fabric and width of this design which gives the room five-star-hotel style.
Sarah Rachel Bedroom Headboard May 28th, 2018
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.
Angelika Magdalene Bedroom Headboard May 25th, 2018
World map. I love the idea of using a large mural as the backdrop to a bed especially in a smaller space where it can distract from the diminutive size of the room. Here a vintage world map imparts grandeur to this masculine bedroom and adds some faded neutral color to balance the cool steely grays.
Brigida Elettra Bedroom Headboard May 25th, 2018
Set the tone. The boho pattern of this headboard works with the stenciled pattern on the walls a geometric rug and stripes in a combination that’s colorful and pretty. Borrow the idea of a winged headboard like this one to create a super-comfy spot for bedtime reading.
Sarah Rachel Bedroom Headboard May 25th, 2018
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.
Yoshi Tsukiko Bedroom Headboard May 25th, 2018
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.
Agafya Larisa Bedroom Headboard May 25th, 2018
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 romantic ambiance. The decor’s emphasis on texture more than color and pattern ensure that the custom bed and lighting take the spotlight.
Angelika Magdalene Bedroom Headboard May 24th, 2018
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.
Brigida Elettra Bedroom Headboard May 24th, 2018
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.