Brigida Elettra Bedroom Headboard May 26th, 2018 - 10:47:36
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.
Whatever overall look and feel you want for your bedroom the right headboard can give you all the rest and relaxation you deserve. Headboards can stand alone or work just as well with a base. With origins dating as far back as ancient Egypt and Greece this pivotal bedroom piece can dramatically alter your bedroom′s comfort and design. Whether you choose iron timber or upholstered a well-designed and well-made headboard can become a lovely heirloom for many generations to come.
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.
Lighten up. There’s plenty of space for a bedside lamp in this room but thanks to this bed design there’s no need. If you have an old-fashioned wrought iron bed like this or indeed any style with bars it’s easy to weave fairy or garland lights around the headboard. It’s a playful touch for a teenager’s room or a creative decorative detail in an eclectic adult space. Just make sure to plug your lights into a socket with an on-off switch rather than an extension lead meaning they would need to be unplugged to be turned off. Or you can buy rope lights with in-line switches.
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.
Iron headboard. The beauty strength and value of the iron headboard and base are cherished by all those who own one. In the later part of the 19th century artisans hand poured and polished iron bed frames. When World War I started they stopped as the iron was needed to make weapons. The end of this war saw handmade items replaced with assembly line products. New iron headboards now come in many different powder-coated colors and finishes. If custom is important to you then this is the way to go. Make sure your headboard is made from cold-rolled steel as it has a higher tensile strength and will not dent like hot-rolled steel. Antique iron headboards are not cheap but they do come with a real sense of history. A new iron headboard is comparable in price to a standard timber headboard and base that don′t have a lot of carving detail.