Upholstered headboards are a fabulous way to add texture and depth to a bedroom. Designer Emily Henderson encourages readers to try this easy, do-it-yourself project. "The headboard is made simply by wrapping batting and then fabric around a large inexpensive piece of plywood and using a staple gun to attach it," says Henderson.
This transitional bedroom combines pale gray and cream for a sophisticated color palette. White window trim and graphic headboards give the look a crisp edge. The x-base stools and textured nightstands add character to the design without overpowering the look.
A built-in bookcase and gorgeous gray armchair ensure that this corner of the master bedroom is as elegant as it is comfortable. Because so much of the space is defined by neutral walls, the chinoiserie jars add interest without being too distracting.
HGTV fan BrunetteMommy added a sweet detail to her nursery without lifting a paintbrush. The tree with tiny pink birds is actually a handmade wall decal from Etsy.com. Affordable and easy to apply, the decal can be removed when the nursery later transitions to a big girl room.
The second floor gender-neutral nursery with teal blue walls and playful patterns includes a convertible crib, lots of storage options and the latest in technology that helps create a safe environment for a new baby.
The wallpaper and upholstered bed take this master bedroom in an Art Deco direction. At the foot of the bed, a faux leather trunk adds much-needed storage. And for color, a teal Fairfield armchair and ottoman were the ideal splurge.
Light blue painted floor to ceiling beadboard adds cottage style warmth to this transitional bedroom. An airy blue motif carries from the natural light illuminated walls to the quilted bedspread where pillows splashed with color interrupt but do not disturb the calm flow of the space. A white tufted headboard, modern floor lamp and plush area rug add extra bits of texture and surprise.
Space planning played a big role in the success of the remodeled attic. To put an eight-foot-wide area of dead space to good use, it was transformed into a felt activity wall. In order to make this, batting was cut to size, then attached with spray adhesive before being covered by white felt secured to the wall with hot glue. Colored felt was then cut to size with scissors to create an assortment of objects, characters and landscapes.
This updated attic now features two bedrooms where there were once windows. In this bedroom, a headboard sits below the angle of the wall and extends past the bed in both directions. It offers an attractive backdrop for a chest and a desk that flank the bed.