3 Stylish Headboards
As the main focal point in a bedroom, the headboard should add interest to the room. Here are some unique ideas for headboards that are easy and affordable. In an ideal world, a great big, upholstered headboard would be a focal point within a bedroom.
But, these can be expensive to buy ready-made and if you don't have the DIY skills or time to create your own, you'll be looking for an easy option.
ABOVE: Contemporary art framed in black and set in complementary coloured mats immediately attracts attention. Simply and fresh, look for artwork that matches your decor - or make your own!
For this inexpensive option frame one large piece of artwork or a couple of your favourite drawings or photos.
ABOVE: Add a splash of colour to a muted or white bedroom with a favourite painting hung over the bed.
Putting a large wall hanging up above the bed can work wonders. Look out for unusual pieces, but hang it high enough so that you don't knock your head on it when you're sitting up in bed.
There are so many ways to reinvent the traditional headboard; fabric is another way to add a splash of colour or a touch of texture to the master bedroom.
ABOVE: A modern take on the upholstered headboard creates a sleek backdrop to this Asian-inspired bedroom.
This is a fairly simple project to DIY. Start by measuring the height and width of the bed and divide by the number of panels you want in the headboard.
Cut supawood squares size and pad these with foam, finishing off with fabric stapled to the back. Mount all the completed squares onto a piece of 6mm plywood or supawood. Here is another fresh idea for a do-it-yourself headboard.
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