Angelika Magdalene Bedroom Headboard May 25th, 2018 - 11:38:12
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.
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.
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.
Upholstered headboard. Upholstered headboards (or stuffers as they were originally known) became popular during the 17th century as the demand for comfort increased and draping fabric on canopy beds died out. The bedroom became more private during this time and the need to show off had moved to other rooms in the home. The choice of fabric is as important as the design of an upholstered headboard. Oils from hair and skin can quickly damage and stain a headboard. Leather is an extremely durable fabric but can be spendy. Some vinyl fabrics look just as good and can cost much less. The design of the button-tufted upholstered headboard shown considers both genders in this bedroom and has a sophisticated and elegant look.
Combine patterns. In this room the curvaceous headboard’s floral-and-foliage motif provides a contrast to the sharp lines of a striped wall behind the bed. Curves are easy on the eye and the softer pattern plays up the comfort of the bed. Get the look by choosing a headboard shape that features curves rather than a regular rectangular. Also there’s an art to mixing two very different patterns: To avoid a jarring vision choose prints that share at least one color and whose shapes vary in scale or intricacy.