I’ve come to the conclusion that absolutely no bedroom is complete without a headboard. It’s true! Imagine your dream bedroom. I’m certain a gorgeous headboard makes a bold and eye-catching appearance in it. With Valentine’s Day a mere three days away, I’ve been doing some heavy daydreaming about my perfect headboard and bedroom. Tufted? Velvet (oh la la)? Sweet rustic shutters like the one from my DIY headboards post? The possibilities are endless. Here are my top six (yes, six – I couldn’t just stop at five) contenders from HGTV.com’s new guide to all things headboards. What’s your favorite?
5 More After The Jump!
With a little under a week to go before Valentine’s Day, I thought you might like to see something a bit less red roses and a little more home design for the big day of love.
This yellow, gray and white bed achieves sweetness without being saccharine. The headboard is made of reclaimed wood and painted with the word, “love.” Dana at House*Tweaking shows you how to make this bed topper for yourself.
If you’re looking for more ideas to rejuvenate your bedroom, check out these headboard looks and DIY projects on HGTV.com.
It’s blizzarding outside, so let’s sneak under the covers, shall we? Remember when I introduced you all to my dream bedding plans? Well. Consider the dream a reality:
It’s two days into February, and I’m already craving spring flowers, springtime decor and tons of sunshine. Fortunately, the weather prognosticating groundhog Punxsutawney Phil and his Southern comrade General Beau Lee, with the help of their fickle shadows, have declared we’ll be enjoying an early spring!
Thank goodness! Especially for those in the path of this colossal storm. So, get your spring fever on with five of my favorite spring blooms and colorful rooms.
Nothing says “Hello spring!” quite like a vibrant shade of orange, especially in the kitchen. I would love to sit back and enjoy those mimosas while gazing upon a vase filled with these variegated tulips. Design by Celia Berliner
Got Spring Design Fever?
Tuck in to sweet dreams on a grand scale.
With a headboard built from a solid length of wood, the Natural Bed from Tucker Robbins is striking in its simplicity. What else would you pair with a jaw-dropping piece like this if it was your bedroom?
For the first episode of Design Star Dan Faires’ online show, DanMade, he shows how to create a high-end upholstered headboard without breaking the bank.
All you need: plywood, a painter’s canvas and some carpet tacks.
See Dan in Action
The serenity captured in the design of this bedroom in a villa in Phuket, Thailand featured in The New York Times this week is blissful.
Basil Childers for The New York Times
Using this much wood in a bedroom — the floors, the ceiling and the molding — could make for a gloomy space. However, having it all balanced by the white, white walls and open, uncluttered space removes any potential imposing darkness. The pop of pink on the bedside tables add just the right amount of color.
A few weeks ago, Ken and I decided that the first space we wanted to finish during our renovation was the master bedroom.
Last fall, major designers debuted a range of purples for both tabletop and home. Any of my favorites below would make a gorgeous statement on your holiday table, sofa or bed. Pair purple with silver or gold, and say a chic farewell to 2010. Happy New Year everyone!
Bedroom needing a winter’s lift that will carry you right into spring? Check out Vera Wang’s new line of bedding, available at Bloomingdales. Super chic, and with a great mix of patterns and prints, so it looks like you culled many stores, instead of buying a set. Perfect!
Purple for 2011
Ever considered putting a chandelier in your bedroom?
Janie Osborne for The New York Times
The former attic of this 1900s home in Bozeman, Mont., has been transformed into a guest room that I’d be happy to stay in…for a long time. The use of the chandelier adds unexpected elegance and charm. I’m also crazy about the mixed patterns of the rugs and chair.