Colorful patterns and pillows bring a playful feel to this bedroom. The sage green of the fabric headboard is accented with festive dotted wallpaper in shades of orange, yellow and pink to add a sense of fun to the space.
Serene and lovely describe the pale yellow flowers that rest upon the pale, embroidered fabric headboard of this bedroom. In the background, soft-patterned yellow wallpaper blends with a cream wall. Imagine how beautiful the rest of this bedroom must be!
Fabric can make a striking headboard, as seen in this teen girl's bedroom, where a pink and white checked quilt is dramatically used behind the bed. The playful use of pattern and color continues throughout the space with the striped sofa, green walls and floral bed linens.
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.
Pad a headboard - It’s a classic hotel device, and an instant signifier of the height of luxury, but a padded headboard doesn’t have to cost a fortune. If you’re feeling crafty, you can make your own: at its most basic, all you need is some cut-to-size foam, the right amount of MDF or plywood, screws, a staple gun and the fabric of your choice.
A skirted vanity table adds to this room's feminine charm, while the antique mirror reflects its sweet bedding. The headboard fabric is repeated on the lampshades. The buffet lamps are made from antique Scottish candlesticks.
Curtains are hung from cornices and trimmed with fabric that mimics the damask design of the wall and headboard fabric, offering an unusual interpretation on the more conventional canopy bed in the 2006 Kips Bay Decorator Show House.
Warm ivory walls set the stage for an inviting mix of soft fabrics and colorful accessories. Contemporary furnishings blend beautifully with more traditional touches like the upholstered headboard and navy tufted bench at the foot of the bed.
Two panels covered in colorful floral fabric create the headboard for this bed. Each panel has a mounted light overhead attached to the frame. Layered pillows continue adding color and pattern. Two green pillows match the green bedspread, followed by two red accent pillows, one with a lobster, and a black and white patterned pillow finishes the bed.
For her DIY headboard project, Atlanta homeowner Amanda Macy Hall and her husband, Josh, cut a piece of medium-thick foam and adhered it to their existing cherry wood headboard using spray glue. Once the glue set, they sprayed the front of the foam with the glue and wrapped the headboard with the large pre-washed drop cloth. They pulled it tight and created crisp corners, like when wrapping a gift. Using super strong fabric glue held the corners and seams in place, she says. “This was an incredibly inexpensive project that was quick and easy,” she says.
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.
Muted striped wallpaper and a floral area rug set the scene for a truly traditional bedroom. The tufted upholstered headboard features classic upholstery and the bed is dressed simple creamy linens with a striped bed skirt that matches the walls.
The same fabric swaths the walls, headboard and lampshades in this cozy cocoon-like guest bedroom, harmonizing and warming the space. Black and white photography stands out above the bed, while a custom animal print carpet provides softness on the floor. A large mirror reflects light and visually expands the space.