Designer Erinn Valencich injects a big dose of style with a one-of-a-kind headboard she designed. "Having a custom headboard made is often cheaper than purchasing one readymade," Erinn says. She also designed the bedding based on a high-end pattern her client fell in love with. She says, "The fabric was very expensive, so I used just a few yards of it on the duvet and shams. There are always ways to get creative with fabric."
The headboard and pillows are custom upholstered with fabrics that were carefully selected to create a modern twist on this rustic retreat – and the metallic wallpaper behind is a dark but reflective statement, which plays with the light in the room, without taking away from the regal style.
Designer Genevieve Gorder transformed this master bedroom with a custom headboard, textured walls, built-in glass shelving, and a pair of matching dressers that take the place of traditional nightstands.
The biggest splurge in the master bedroom was the custom upholstered headboard, which grounds the space and keeps the scale and proportion of the main pieces in check. Although the fabric used for its upholstery came to less than $100, the nail head detail was triple that price. The nail heads themselves are not expensive (usually priced by the 1000 unit box), but the labor and time involved to apply them as a custom pattern comes at a high cost. To create the pattern, a template is first made from paper, then laid in place along the upholstery. Referring to the template, a skilled upholstery professional applies each nail head by hand using a rubber mallet, ensuring even placement and perfectly level lines. Altogether, nail head application for a headboard this size may take as much as two full days to complete.
By pairing crisp white accessories like bed linens, a nightstand and a lamp, this transitional master bedroom is able to remain bright and airy despite olive-colored walls. The custom DIY headboard, pillows and bedspread are neutral, helping to tie the room together.
The master bedroom has been transformed with new carpeting, fresh blue-ish gray paint and a custom-made wooden headboard made by Fixer Upper Host Joanna Gaines, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper. Linen window treatments, throw pillows and plush bed linens create a relaxing vibe in the room.
The mirrored nightstand and luxurious tapestry headboard give off a glamorous sparkle in this bedroom designed by Tina Mellino, but they belie a family-friendly functionality. "Everything in this room is durable," Tina says, "because I designed it as an adult guest suite where the client's grandchildren could also come to play video games. The duvet cover, for example, is a soft machine-washable linen." The wall behind the bed features a custom-mixed coppery paint treatment from Variance that's applied with a trowel and lightly buffed. "It creates a wonderful soft texture that reflects light differently at different times of day," Tina says.
The statement piece in the bedroom is the custom headboard with arched design, echoing the new archways incorporated into the home's layout. The headboard was designed by Joanna Gaines and fashioned by carpenter and furniture artisan Clint Harp. The shiplap on the ceiling and walls is original to the house and was exposed when old drywall was removed.
The custom wood headboard in this stylish master bedroom extends out from the bed into built-in nightstands. White walls and floors capitalize on the spacious design and allow the scenic view from the window to act as a natural accent. A piece of graffiti art complements the urban environment while adding a touch of bright color.
HGTV Design Star contestant Mark Diaz designed and built custom headboards despite warnings from his mentor David Bromstad about the time limit. The judges love the idea of the built-ins because they add division and privacy to the powder blue space, but they immediately notice that Diaz ran out of time and the headboards are unfinished.
This custom-designed headboard was inspired by a serene, Zen-like surrounding. The neutral tone used on the headboard, in combination with the rich espresso wood, creates a striking backdrop that really makes everything pop. Two large hanging lamps give a modern twist to traditional bedside lighting.