Your Headboard – Sleeping In Style
Your bedroom is the room in which you end and begin each day. For this simple reason the bedroom should be one of the rooms to which we give the most attention when designing our homes. However, we find that many of our clients leave the bedroom to the last room to tackle. Designing a restful and beautiful master bedroom should become a priority, especially given our busy and hectic lives.
All this bedroom talk has gotten us thinking about the importance of the headboard in the overall design of a bedroom. When picking out bedroom furniture, we’re used to walking in a store, seeing a bunch of bedroom vignettes and then just selecting the one we like the most. We then get two nightstands, a dresser and a bed (usually a headboard and footboard), all in the same style and color – all matchy-matchy (not that there’s anything wrong with that). When designing a bedroom, we almost never get a full bedroom suite. There’s something more comfortable and stylish in using an upholstered headboard as the anchor for the design. It gives us the ability to bring in color, texture, shape, pattern not otherwise possible with a case good (wood furniture).
The interior designers at JASON BALL interiors are currently working on designing two bedrooms for the daughters of a client. Trying to understand the design aesthetics of a preteen girl, aside from wanting Justin Bieber posters everywhere, is certainly a challenge. We finally came up with cool custom headboards that will serve them for years and into their teens. We wanted designs that were “grown-up” enough to have longevity, but cool enough to show off to their friends.
In our search for the perfect style, we came across many great inspiration pictures and design ideas. Here are just a few pictures and some tips to get you started in thinking about how to bring in some real style through your headboard.
Tip #1. Frame the headboard with a fabric that enhances the design.
Tip #2. If you really want to bring pattern in the room, but not on the headboard, use wallpaper behind the headboard instead. Great impact and easier to change out down the road.
Tip #3. A piece with shape is a nice way to enhance the style of the room.
Tip #4. Use a nailhead or ribbon detail to create an interesting pattern.
What kind of headboard would you like in your bedroom?
About JASON BALL interiors. We are a team of interior designers based in Portland, Oregon serving residential clients throughout Oregon and Washington and beyond. To see examples of our design work, visit the Portfolio page. For an evaluation of your upcoming projects, contact Jason Ball at (503) 267-2352 or via e-mail at email@example.com. We look forward to being your interior design team.