You can easily upgrade your bedroom with an upholstered headboard. There are many styles available when you choose to keep your bed and bedding and simply make this an addition to warm your bedroom and give it more class and beauty.
All About Upholstered Headboards
Any time of the year is a great time to upgrade your bedroom by the addition of a custom upholstered headboard. You can choose from thousands of designs, colors and textures to add beauty and warmth to your space without the need to purchase an entire new bedroom suit. There are several tips and tricks to help you achieve the appearance you want and the comfort you desire in a headboard.
Choosing the Headboard Type
You can choose from three different headboard types: wall-mounted, floor standing or headboards with struts. The first item to decide on is which type you want to use to give you the final feel and complement your room the most. Headboards with struts bolt onto your bed frame and will move to another location with your bed as one complete package. Wall-mounted headboards will remain on your wall, even if you move your bed, unless you detach them to move them over your bed in a new location. Floor standing headboards attach to your bed and they reach all the way down to the floor, where the area below your mattress is not visible. Your ideal type of headboard depends on your personal preference and the desired look that you plan to achieve.
Choose the Correct Size
There are no hard and fast rules as to the size you choose for a headboard in your master bedroom. You can choose one that is a size larger than your bed and in the process make it a fabulous focal point for the entire room. However, it’s best not to choose a headboard smaller than the size of your bed because it will make it appear disproportionate. If your headboard is mounted on the wall, choose the same size as your bed or larger. If your headboard is mounted on the bed frame, you should choose the same size as your bed. As to the height, you can choose for it to reach up high close to your ceiling or to be much wider than your bed and reach size to side in an alcove for a sumptuous and regal appearance.
Choose the Padding
Consider what type of padding you want on your new upholstered headboard. You can choose a sparse padding, a medium thickness or a decadent and overstuffed padding. If you lean against your headboard to watch television in bed or to use your laptop, you will most likely want a medium thickness of padding to an overstuffed amount for great comfort on your back and shoulders and the utmost in functionality.
Choose the Shape
There are many different shapes of headboards from which to choose. The easiest manner to describe the shape of each one in relation to its name is to build on some styles and create others from the same general shape. The circle is the simplest form of a headboard and it consists of a half circle. If you add a point on the top center of a circle, it is an ogee shape. If you have a circle that is taller in the center and slopes down on both sides, it is an arched headboard. The peaked headboard looks just like the peak on a roofline. Beveled headboards start with the shape of a circle and then add a 45-degree angle on each of the two sides with a horizontal top. The camelback design starts with a square and incorporates the appearance of a camel’s single hump on the very top and center. The scooped style starts as a square and has two semicircles removed from the top on the sides with a flat horizontal top.
Choose The Fabrics
You will have no problem choosing the fabrics when you have a custom headboard upholstered for your bed. There are literally thousands of choices in any color imaginable. You should select a fabric that matches other decor in your bedroom, such as the same type of fabric that your drapes or an upholstered chair is made of. This will give your room continuity. You also should choose the fabric from a location that has fabric swatches, so you can actually see and feel the texture of the fabrics to get a better idea of how it will look and feel on the finished product. If you will be leaning against the fabric, you should choose a fabric that is soft, such as velvet, chenille or polyester. If you choose a fabric made with a tighter weave, such as linen, cotton or polyester, you can still use these if you like, the clean and simple lines and simply add extra pillows for comfort. Always remember, you don’t need to stick to one single color or fabric in a custom upholstered headboard. You may decide for alternating two different colors to match your drapery panels perfectly and complement your room. You also don’t have to choose a solid color, but you may choose a print for your headboard that offsets a coordinating color that is already in your bedroom.
Choose the Embellishments
Your style of your upholstered headboard is reflected by your choice of the embellishments that you choose to have on the fabric. Tufted headboards add a great touch of sophistication to your bedroom. The addition of nail head trim around the exterior or in any pattern on the headboard makes it appear more casual. You can make any pattern you choose with decorative trim, large studs or any type of embellishments you like in your bedroom’s theme. Some great choices that really tie in your theme are seashells, flowers, animals and geometric shapes or any other item you can possibly imagine.
If you happen to have a feline friend that loves to lounge on your bed, it’s best to consider a fabric with a very tight weave or even velvet. These choices will discourage your cat from wanting to sharpen his claws on it and ruining your beautiful work of art.
These tips and tricks can help you to find the most functional and beautiful fabrics, styles and designs for an upholstered headboard in your bedroom with the ultimate in style.