Headboard Inspiration

Now that the bedroom is painted {oh I still have to show you pictures of that!! soon. promise. don’t let me forget!} and we’re moved in, I’m thinking about decorating.

I’ve already got curtains figured out. They’re cream theatrical drapes. {Got the curtains for a steal but the track is going to cost my first born.} The wall color is Quiet Moments by Benjamin Moore with crisp white trim {by Behr}. Now it’s on to the headboard.

Originally I was thinking something upholstered.

Topping out at $1,950 is this gorge Jonathan Adler number. I love the height to it! So dramatic. But nearly 2K?! Srsly? HA!!

jonathan adler bed

The nearly identical Pottery Barn number is slightly better at $799.

pottery barn's york 799usd

But I’m looking something with thicker, deeper set buttons. Realistically, $800 is too rich for my blood anyway.

Have you seen Betty Draper’s headboard?? Who doesn’t love MadMen?! I love the height, the edging & lush buttons.

clubfurniturestore draper bed 1299usd

But for $1,299?! Um, no thank you.

At $649, Horchow’s Benson headboard has nice deep-set buttons at a better price. {Don’t forget the $145 additional processing & shipping charge.}

horchow's benson 649usd

For $295.75, this one from Bellacore is a much better price. It has the deep-set buttons but not as much detailing on the top as I would like.

bedroomfurnituremore skyline 472usd

Then. Just when I was set on making my own upholstered headboard with a jigsaw & some foam, I see this post from Rambling Renovators. Do you see that orangey/peach headboard??? I’ll make it easy & just post it here.

peach headboard

Drool. I LOVE the curvy wood edging. The padded inside. The orange. Too bad it’s in Ontario.

Time to take all this inspiration and make something myself. Budget?? Less than $100. Total.

Does that sound like a challenge? Cause it is.

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10 Responses to Headboard Inspiration

  1. winewood says:

    Nice but check out the one I made from recyled wine barrels. http://winewood.wordpress.com/

    Wine Wood Creations

  2. Kim says:

    Cannot WAIT to see the room and the drapes. I’m sure I’ll be drooling.

    As for the headboard, you can make it. No.Doubt. Find some clearance fabric that you love and go to town with a board cut exactly how you want it. To make it extra padded, try to find a egg crate foam (I see them at Goodwill constantly). I just used padding and I wished I would have done foam. Foam was just expensive at the fabric store. Button kits and possible nailhead trim for the top detailing?

    I cannot wait to see what you come up with.

  3. wanderluster says:

    Ooh, you have some great headboard inspiration! I love tufted headboards. I can’t wait to see what your DIY headboard ends up like.

  4. ooh i love all of those. can’t wait to see what you come up with. I need one of those for my boudoir studio!! and had no idea they were so expensivo. yiiikes. haha

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  9. Anthony says:

    Great project Ideas!

    If you are looking for a truly inspirational headboard, check out this King sized wing-back creation from AMP Upholstery Inc. It features large wings, decorated with chrome studding, and full luxurious tufts.

    This custom creation would be the center piece of any bedroom. To learn more, visit http://www.amp-upholstery.ca. The portfolio sections has dozens of beautiful custom upholstered headboards, that are elegant and stylish.

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