The latest trend for 2017 is the revival of the upholstered headboards. No longer is this the divan nightmare of the 70’s and 80’s. Give your bedroom the ‘Wow’ factor by incorporating a statement headboard. Not only can this create a dramatic focal point it can also be an interesting way of adding colour, pattern and textures into the design.
This brightly coloured bold floral design works perfectly against the backdrop of the white wall. The white shades and glass base of the bedside lamps allow these to subtly blend into the wall whilst the crisp white bed linen showcase the decorative cushions.
This Richmond bed is a timeless classic and a prime example of elegant simplicity. Handmade in England by skilled craftsmen. Upholstered in sumptuous teal velvet, nickel studs have been added to help accentuate the curved outline. The matt painted wall work beautifully alongside the sheen of the silk floor length curtains.
Headboards don’t have to be feminine. In this bedroom, the style is minimal and masculine with accents of grey being used throughout. This low-level headboard finishes just above the height of the pillows but enhances the width of the bed by continuing across the full width of the wall. This has been trimmed with black piping which picks out the black glass on the top of the bedside cabinet.
Designed by Matthew Leverone
Tufted wall panels take headboards to a whole new level and are a great way of playing around with the proportions of a room by altering the height of a ceiling or making a wall appear wider.
In the image on the left, the rectangular shape of the panels gives the appearance of the wall being much wide whilst emphasising the sloping ceiling.
The image on the right shows irregularly sized panels which have been fitted onto a mirrored wall. The gaps in between give the feeling of space and the illusion of being able to see behind the bed. Satin fabric has been chosen which works perfectly alongside the reflective mirror backdrop.
The black tufted wall panel creates real drama in this bedroom. Three equally sized panels fitted all the way to the ceiling have been upholstered with a deep buttoned finish, introducing pattern and texture into this room.
Headboards don’t have to cost the earth and if you are feeling creative you could have a go at making your own. To get started all you need is some foam cut to size, MDF or Plywood, a staple gun and fabric of your choice. Alternatively, design your own headboard but research upholsterers in your area who will be able to make this for you.
Image 1 https://www.houzz.co.uk/photos/23669474/victorian-house-southfields-victorian-bedroom-london
Image 2 http://www.andsotobed.co.uk/richmond-bed-66678.html
Image 3 https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/334673816049724621/
Image 4 https://www.houzz.co.uk/photos/352896/enviable-designs-inc-traditional-bedroom-vancouver
Image 5 https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/263671753157588861/
Image 6 http://www.decoist.com/2015-01-23/tufted-wall-panels-ideas/