Buy pillows to match the color of your walls and mix them with other accent and patterned pillows with that color to create a unique and comfortable design you won’t want to leave. “It's unbelievably comfortable, and I spend a lot of time reading and listening to music in this spot,” says Jo Torrijos, a design blogger at A Simpler Design from Atlanta.
Although DIYer Dena Stormer used new materials for this headboard, the way she finished it gives it a vintage, thrifted aesthetic. She used wood panels to create the six-foot-by-four-foot headboard that’s massive enough to fit her king-sized bed. For an extra touch, she added one-by-two’s to the edges.
Headboards don’t have to be hard or uncomfortable, and for smaller spaces, it’s sometimes better not to have a formal one at all. “For small spaces or studios, I like placing a bed in a corner and using lots of throw pillows as a ‘headboard’ so the bed can act as both a lounge/sofa alternative and as a bed for guests,” says Atlanta design blogger Jo Torrijos at A Simpler Design.
As seen on Love It or List It Too, designer Jillian Harris designed a space for the couple that blends contemporary style with a touch of the antique. The contemporary tufted head board and neutral colors in the room make the space bright, while the wallpaper accent wall, vintage furniture and chandelier with old world charm bring a softer, vintage feel to the space.
Mirrored bedside tables reflect all the colors and patterns used in this eclectic bedroom. The Tiffany blue room and custom upholstered vintage headboard is complemented by unique graphic print pillows and a polka dot bedspread.
This chic master bedroom features a pale blue accent wall, an upholstered headboard with nail head trim and cream vintage side table. A well-placed beveled mirror lets in soft light from French doors and creates the illusion of more space.
A curved upholstered panel softens the rustic wood headboard, while graphic-patterned bedding in soft blue completes the look. Vintage nightstands and industrial sconces flank the bed, adding to the eclectic vibe of the space.
Salvaged wood that was cut and sealed creates a focal point in this transitional, white bedroom. The addition of built-in lighting maximizes space, while the vintage side table is made new with black spray paint to create contrast.
A vintage mercury-glass lamp sits on the dark wood dresser, which also serves as a nightstand, in this neutral transitional bedroom. The mercury lamp complements the large silver headboard attached to the wall, while Sferra bedding creates a crisp white backdrop for custom pillows to tie the room together. Matching upholstery on a bench at the end of the bed creates a cohesive, sophisticated space.
This turn-of-the-century home is full of vintage charms, but the layout of the master bedroom was incredibly limiting. French doors used to be in the center of the entrance wall, which jammed up the room, causing all who entered to run straight into the bed. To solve this problem, the French doors have been moved to the corner of the room. The original hardwood floors and trim have been refinished and given a fresh coat of paint. A balcony was added to connect to a newly renovated private sitting room for the couple. A new navy, upholstered king sized bed was added to give the space a luxurious feel, as well as a luxurious area rug and bench at the foot of the bed.