Thursday, March 21, 2013

Headboard Dreaming {Master Bedroom}

Our bedroom is the one room in our house that we (and by we, I mean yours truly :)  painted, and I have to say, I really like our cozy little room.  Our bedside tables make me happy.  I think our rug is unique and interesting.  And I adore our shams.

The one major piece lacking here is clearly a headboard! (also, those lampshades need some love, but that's a story for a different day)  I have recently dropped some not-so-subtle hints to my handy hubby that he could totally easily make me a headboard.  He made one for Wade's room in our old house, as seen here.

And while I love the thought of buying a headboard with a little more pizzaz--you know, maybe some nailhead trim, an interesting shape, a little trim, I'm inclined to think that this is an area where I really could go the old DIY route and save a good bit of cash.

But then I go and look at pictures like this and I second guess those DIY leanings (because there ain't no way any Worthington in this house can whip up something like this beauty, much as I do have lots of faith in my husband's skills).

Source: via Anne on Pinterest

See what I mean?

But I don't know, I feel like I could dress a simple rectangular headboard up a bit, and it could be a vast improvement over the current situation.  I like the idea of going with a basic linen that's a close match for the bedskirt, and then changing the look up every now and then by draping some fun fabric over the headboard.  And no, if you're wondering, that idea wasn't original to me :)

I'm going to keep thinking, and I'll be back to share more of my ideas :)  As always, I welcome your input!


  1. Anne, I love the color gray you picked for your bedroom. It makes a cozy cocoon. Your sense of balance is wonderful, and I love the antique oriental layered under the bed. You do have an eye! By all means, have your husband create a headboard...and layer a patterned fabric. What a stupendous idea--patterns go in and out of style and this way you can keep it current and seasonal! It was so nice of you to stop by my blog, Candace and Rachel have told me about you--all nice things. :) Have a good day!