By Luzia Anna. Headboard. Published at Thursday, May 17th, 2018 - 02:36:06 AM.
A beautiful slab of wood becomes a unique headboard setting the stage for a naturally elegant and simple bedroom design. Whenever I see this photo I want to begin redoing a bedroom immediately emulating this look. The design plan took full advantage of the architectural features of the room repeating the shape of the arch on the upholstered headboard. There is a wonderful sense of coziness created by tucking the bed into the alcove.
A couple of decades ago my husband and I went through a midlife crisis and moved to the country. The only parts of this move that were not an unmitigated disaster were: 1) our chickens and 2) the willow headboard Mike built for us from branches he took from our woods. I absolutely loved it and the style he chose defined classic country. What I love about this headboard is the wonderfully contemporary feeling it has. The linear design of the twigs combined with the neutral bedding and leather accents create a simple clean and strikingly modern aesthetic.
If you like crazy quilts you will love this. Although you could accomplish a headboard treatment like this with a quilt these are actually fabric samples that have been collected and inventively mounted to create a colorful welcoming anchor for this bed. Critical to the success of the design is the unexpected piece of art integrated into the composition. The trio of ruffly throw pillows restates the color story while adding more texture and variety.
Match a sham or another pillow to the headboard. This will give the bedscape a continuous look vertically like these damask-pattern shams do. To tie a larger area to the bed extend the headboard behind nightstands. A bold trellis pattern grounds this bed with the appropriate scale.
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