Published at Saturday, May 12th, 2018 - 10:20:05 AM. Headboard. By Violette Alexia.
A touch of Normandy. You don’t have to scrap your wooden headboard to get a fabric feel. Add to it like the design team responsible for this Francophile bedroom did. A custom valance allows yards of luxurious fabrics to flow gracefully from the ceiling to the floor behind an existing headboard giving the piece a whole new inviting look.
If you use a rug as a headboard your options are nearly endless. Geometric floral striped shaggy needlepoint neutral — the sky′s the limit. There are a couple of caveats. Make sure the rug is at least as wide as your mattress; it could even be wide enough to frame your nightstands. But beware of rugs that are narrower than your bed as they′ll end up looking off — the headboard version of high-water pants. Before buying rugs online be sure to check the return policy. The rug the UPS guy drops off at the door may differ from what you thought you were getting.
Headboards are a critical part of bedroom design. They are often the first thing you see when you enter the room and the most dominant. Just as the front door makes an important public statement about who you are the headboard makes an important personal statement about who you are. Consequently it′s a terrific place for letting your creativity soar and your imagination take wing.
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