Headboard: how to choose it?

The bed is probably the most important piece of furniture in our home. We spend most of our time there. It is the place where we rest, where we release the tensions of everyday life and where we dream. In order to create the most conducive atmosphere possible for this relaxation and relaxation, everything must be done. And the reflection around your headboard is part of that optimal arrangement that you need to find. Here are some tips for personalizing your bedroom by changing your headboard.

1 – Choose a natural material

Headboards made of natural materials are currently very trendy. And if you choose wood? An elegant wooden wall can make a wonderful headboard. It all depends on the gasoline you opt for. You can keep a very simple headboard but can consider having your wood worked and in this way obtain very refined and very subtle decorative patterns. To be a little less conventional, you can also consider a green wall as a headboard. Does that sound crazy to you? It is however quite possible and would have the other advantage of creating an even more soothing atmosphere due to the nature brought back into your interior. In the same vein, you have the option of installing a stone wall behind your bed. It is both very beautiful and very impressive.

2 – Be creative

Are you a particularly creative person or simply a great vintage lover? In any case, do you like unique atmospheres and think outside the box when it comes to decoration? Why not hunt down old ornate doors to turn them into headboards?

Of course, if you want to be creative, you have to consider staying in a certain harmony. Your new headboard should still fit in nicely with your bedroom.

If you feel like a do-it-yourselfer and want to make a headboard yourself, there are many options available to you. There are many tutorials on the Internet. When it comes to wood, you can turn to pallet wood or wooden wine crates or even old salvage shutters. More simply, you can repaint a large wooden board or leave it raw. Decorate it with a light garland and you have a unique, personalized and homemade headboard. If you are by the sea, nothing prevents you from picking up a large branch of driftwood and hanging garlands of seashells from it. Or to collect lots of driftwood pieces and assemble them vertically to make a most original headboard.

Upholstered headboards are sometimes sold very expensive and yet they are very simple to make. For beautiful sleepovers, if you have a little time and want to save, then get started! Here too, be creative: you don’t have foam? Do you have an old garden chair that you no longer use? How about using its mousse?

3 – Embrace functionality with a shelf

Do you live in a small apartment where every square centimeter matters? So rather than a headboard, perhaps you can integrate a storage area at the head of your bed? Attach shelves or even a small piece of furniture to your wall, on either side of your bed. Otherwise you can also put a long shelf above the area where your head rests. Depending on your preferences, you can place books, plants, photos or even decorative elements. If you don’t want it directly above you, you can of course also put it on the side of your bed!

4 – Reinterpret your current headboard

Your bed already has a headboard and you want to give it a boost? And if you just intervene on the wall behind this headboard? With a strip of wallpaper or a little paint, you can recreate a new atmosphere. Everything is possible when it comes to combinations of patterns, colors, etc. Use your wall as a blank backdrop! You can even overflow a little on the ceiling to make the decoration even more graphic and trendy. Why not include large strips of wallpaper or wall stickers representing positive images?

5 – Be sure to choose the right lighting

Whether you already have a headboard or are thinking of getting one or making a new one, know that the right lighting creates the right atmosphere in your bedroom. You can incorporate indirect lighting into your headboard. The lights can also come from ceiling or pendant lights or simply from spotlights to be fixed just above your bed. For those of you who love romance, canopy beds sometimes also have built-in lights which are perfect. Think about it also for a child’s room because this way you can create a fairy tale atmosphere!

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