Bedroom. Tuesday , May 16th , 2017 - 10:19:20 AM
Whether rustic, romantic, edgy or classic, your headboard is the focal point of your bedroom and does the most to set the tone for your nighttime oasis. Choosing the right headboard is an important design factor — but that does not mean you‘re limited to what you see in the design studios or furniture showrooms. Headboards, as impactful as they are on your room‘s design, are actually one of the easiest bedroom components to make yourself. Headboard ideas are as limitless as your imagination, but they essentially fall into five categories: wood, fabric, metal, free-form and art-based.
Floating Furniture as a Headboard. If you have the space, float a dresser, cabinet or desk in the room with enough space to open the drawers on one side and with the back of the furniture piece as your headboard. The best part is that you can sit lamps or other objects on the dresser to shine over you when reading in bed. If your dresser back is unfinished, paint it or line it with wallpaper. Area Rug as a Headboard. Add a soft touch of texture to your bedroom by hanging a rug on the wall as a headboard alternative. A standard 5×8 rug is wide enough to match a queen size, 60” wide mattress. An Indian dhurrie-style rug (shown above) is the easiest type of rug to work with, since it is lightweight and thin. Converted Room Divider as a Headboard. Find a unique wall panel or room screen and hang it as a headboard. Geometrically-patterned screens or room dividers create the most contemporary impact. For extra contrast, remove the screen‘s boring paper backing and paint the screen‘s frame in a color that ties into your bedroom‘s decor.
More often than not, people struggle with trying to make the most of limited storage in their bedrooms. One surefire way to combat that issue is by bringing it to the forefront of your design rather than hiding it away. By incorporating these storage solutions into your décor, you can let your belongings serve stylish double-duty. To give your master bedroom a lasting, stately design, consider investing in a built-in closet-organization system. These can be customized to your space and needs. If you prefer a less-permanent solution, open shelving can give the space a modern feel. A foot trunk also works if your taste veers toward the traditional.
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