Headboards create a focal point in any bedroom so it’s important to make the right choice.
If you read or watch TV in bed, then you’ll be better off with a padded or upholstered headboard. Since you’ll be leaning against it, a dark colour or print will disguise any marks.
Upholstered headboards are ideal for comfort and can create a striking statement if covered in bold, patterned fabric. Buttoned headboards are back in fashion and now come in sleeker, streamlined shapes giving them a modern edge.
What is your décor style in the bedroom? If you prefer a more romantic, airy and light feeling to your bedroom, a minimally detailed headboard with soft curves and soft materials may be for you. If your style is for a more refined sophistication, consider a tufted or upholstered headboard.
Take into consideration colour, fabric, size and style:
- A bold colour or strong pattern can make the headboard a focal point.
- Plush materials can work wonderfully in a neutral toned room where the texture of the fabric does all the talking and throws, cushions and rugs add the contrast.
- Make sure that your choice suits all seasons or can be easily adapted for winter and summer with a simple change of bed linen or lampshade perhaps.
- Your headboard can pick up the colours in your curtains, accessories, art and flooring so don’t be afraid to ask advice and consider something a little different before making your choice.
Remember, your inspiration can come from anywhere so take a look outside your window and soak up the colours and sounds and see where it takes you!
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