The first thing you notice upon entering a bedroom is usually the headboard. Your eyes are naturally drawn to this piece of furniture. A room devoid of a focal point feels bland—it lacks oomph. Here are a few tips to help you choose a headboard that fits your style:
Making the right buy
When buying your furniture, select a headboard made of a different material that immediately attracts attention, like metal. You can also opt for a headboard with embellishments, such as wooden bedposts on each end.
Put your creativity to work
The beauty of creating your own headboard is that you can own something really original and one-of-a-kind. You can use recycled pieces, such as old doors or shutters, or paint your current headboard in an exotic colour, like sunset red, while leaving the rest of the furniture in natural colours.
Add accessories? Why not!
If you end up choosing a simple yet elegant headboard, but are still missing a certain something, use paintings, picture frames or even shelves to create a focal point right above your bed. A meaningful sentence or inspiring quote printed on imitation parchment, set in a frame as wide as your headboard, will add height and interest.