The bedroom should be a room filled with décor to promote tranquility and comfort. It is the place that we can shut out the worries of the outside world. Parents seek peace by closing the door and instructing the family to give them some quiet if only for a few moments. The children’s bedrooms are where they can use their imagination to create an exciting world in which to read, play and study.
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The bedroom’s décor should mirror the personalities of the people seeking a refuge of comfort.
The bed is the centerpiece of the bedroom. A headboard frames the head of the bed and becomes a major focus for the room’s decor. Instead of purchasing an ordinary headboard that is not unique to your personality create a surround for your pillows that will assist in taking you off to dream land.
Create a custom designer headboard easily by repurposing objects, using fabrics and pain.
- Old wooden doors or shutters are perfect to repurpose and use behind the bed. Paint them and attach to wall or stand a few vertically on the floor to be used as a headboard.
- Folding screens are perfect to use as headboards. Simply open up a screen flat and attach it to the wall for lovely décor to rest the pillows on.
- Repurpose Grandma’s old tri-fold vanity mirror; paint the frame and attach it to the wall as a headboard to make your own designer piece to be envied.
- Scour the estate sales for a beautiful large fireplace surround that can be repurposed and fashioned to use as a headboard when attached to the wall behind the bed.
- Turn a plain piece of cheap plywood into a sleek, contemporary headboard. Sand it, stain it, seal it, and place it behind the bed.
- Group ribboned fabric bulletin boards in a horizontal row attached to the wall behind the bed to make a lovely headboard and serves as a place to place notes and photos.
- Attach tall wood wainscot on the wall behind the bed and trim it with molding and paint or stain it.
- Use a quilt or pretty area rug to hang on the wall behind the bed.
- Create your own easy upholstered headboard look by simply attaching upholstered square sections to the wall.
Create the illusion of a headboard on the wall behind the bed.
- Frame fabric or wall paper on the wall inside molding to present the bed.
Take delight in creating a fun headboard with kids for their own rooms.
- Buy a section of picket fence, paint or stain it, and use it for your headboard. This looks great in a child’s room.
- Is your young one a sports buff; use baseball bats or hockey sticks glued together to create a headboard.
Give the prince or princess or King and Queen a dream canopy bed
- Simply hang some fabric, tapestry, or sheet draped from ceiling nailed in at all four corners of bed.
- Run fabric on the wall behind the bed to the ceiling. Place a rod to hold fabric where ceiling meets the wall then drape the fabric over the bed finishing it attached to another rod.
- Attach curtain rods to the ceiling around all four sides of the bed. Hang curtains draped in each corner.
- Be creative; try draping fabric in different ways to create your own canopy design.
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Sink into your bed surrounded by the beautiful decor. Take a moment to let the day’s stresses melt away and drift off into dreamland. Never be afraid to dance!
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