Angelika Magdalene Bedroom Headboard April 29th, 2018 - 00:24:15
Double up. The headboard in this room does sterling work as a display shelf as well as drawing the eye to the bed. With a white background the stylized design complements the crisp white of the bed linen and the overall look is chic and modern. Adding lighting to a solid headboard like this is a real space saver when there’s no room for bedside tables and lamps on both sides.
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.
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.
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.
Found objects. A headboard is a great opportunity for self-expression because the options for materials and design are endless. A collection of vintage oars mounted to the wall is just the right look in this rustic lake house bedroom.
Headboard history. The pictorial history of the headboard starts with the Egyptian pharaohs. Headboards carved in ebony silver and gold (clearly more for show than comfort) are depicted in many early drawings. Next were the Greeks and Romans. More practical in their approach they designed a basic wooden platform with a headboard to protect themselves from cold drafts. The headboard allowed them to eat and even socialize around the bed making the bedroom the main entertaining area in the home.