Make a Statement for Your Bed with a Headboard
Headboards are most frequently used in a very functional way as they are great at keeping pillows in the right place and securing bed sheets. They also serve many other functions since no other piece of furniture can do a better job at protecting your head from cold walls and providing your back with comfort and support when sitting up and reading in bed. Beyond these compelling functional values, headboards are today more commonly adopted as a decorative piece of furniture to add style and make a statement in a bedroom.
If you are willing to take your bedroom décor to a new level there are a lot of ideas out there to create a completely different look only by complementing your bed with a stylish headboard. The most difficult part would be to decide on the type and style of headboard that will make the best statement for your particular room. Rushing headlong into a home improvement project is a very tempting idea. But before getting your hands dirty I would suggest you consider these few tips first to make sure your headboard addition will stand out in your existing bedroom.
There are many types of headboards with regards to style and material. Headboards can indeed be made from various materials and finishes such as wood, iron, fabric and leather to name a few; and the overall style of your room could change depending of the type of headboard you will choose. A good idea is to start looking at the materials already in use in your room. Start by focusing on the focal point of your bedroom: the bed itself. Make sure that your existing bed and your future headboard have complementary materials and styles, both in line with your overall décor choice. If you own a metal bedstead you could create a modern and sophisticated look with a wrought iron headboard, since this material makes a lot of sharp and geometrical shapes possible.
Once you have decided on the best material for the headboard to complete your bed, the shape you choose will really determine what kind of statement you want to create with your headboard. Any shape can be created, round, rectangular, or more original shapes such as the “Belgrave” shape which is basically a rectangular headboard with rounded corners on top to recall furniture from the Restoration period. A wooden bed will offer more possibilities in terms of headboard shapes as you can easily customise wood.
In order to add even more texture to your room a good idea is to go for a tufted or upholstered headboard. Not only do these finishes make the bed more comfortable when leaning against the headboard but they also tend to be visually more appealing. But if you are not quite sure about this kind of look, you might like to know that depending on the shape of your headboard, it is pretty easy to upholster or tuft it yourself.
Now that you have a fairly good picture of what kind of headboard will fit your room and your bed best, one last thing to consider is to complete your new bedroom look with accessories and other decorative additions. The idea is to match the rest of your room in harmony with the material or the finish of the headboard you have chosen. With those recommendations in mind, you can let your imagination run wild and offer your bedroom a brand new look for very little effort.
About the Author
Camille is an experienced freelance blogger and home furniture enthusiast and is happy to share her decoration ideas with the community of interior design lovers. Camille is currently working with a brand new British online retailer specialising in stylish headboards.