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Decorating with Headboards - Design Ideas from MA Design Studio in Brooklyn, NY
A large headboard is the focal point of this bedroom. Shown with Luminette® Privacy Sheers.

A beautiful headboard adds instant style to your bedroom.


Making your bedroom a calming oasis has many aspects. The most important design element is the bed, and often the most noticeable thing about your bed is the headboard! That’s why it’s smart to focus on a headboard – and possibly a complementary footboard – when you design your bedroom look.

A headboard can command attention and add beauty or it can be so subtle that it almost disappears into the background. The choice is yours. Headboards (and footboards) come in many different materials, sizes and styles. Plan your headboard to complement the rest of the furniture in the room.

Think about the size of your bedroom to make sure your headboard is the right scale. A large or tall room will need a substantial headboard, while a small room needs a headboard in a smaller size.

This wooden headboard commands attention. Shown with Parkland® Textures Wood Blinds, available at MA Design Studio in Brooklyn, NY
A canopy bed with a beautiful headboard commands attention. Shown with Parkland® Textures Wood Blinds.
 
A subtle headboard and accent wall anchor this bedroom. Shown with NewStyle™ hybrid shutters, available at MA Design Studio in Brooklyn, NY
A subtle headboard and accent wall anchor this bedroom. Shown with NewStyle™ hybrid shutters.

Headboards can be made from many materials or a combination, including wood, leather, iron, brass and bronze.

Upholstered headboards are quite popular today, and can be designed to look tailored and modern, with sharp, square corners, or feminine and soft with rounded shapes.
 

You might decide not to even have a headboard. Instead you can embellish the wall behind your bed with artwork, shelves, a hanging tapestry or patterned wallpaper. Or think about using lots and lots of pillows standing upright on your bed as a substitute for a headboard.

Add a beautiful backdrop to your bed this season! It will add instant style to your bedroom. For more ideas or help with your next design project, contact the team at MA Design Studio.

June 2017

Patterned wallpaper embellish the wall behind this bed. Shown with Pirouette® window shadings, available at MA Design Studio
Patterned wallpaper embellish the wall behind this bed. Shown with Pirouette® window shadings.
 
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