You can give your bedroom the beginning of a “facelift” by changing the color and the look of your headboard.
Your bed is usually the largest item in your bedroom so it is very important for you to love it.
The headboard and the comforter play a large part in creating the mood, color palette and decorating style of your bedroom. You need to truly like the color of your headboard, bedding, wall paint, furniture, window treatments, area rug and lighting in order to create a special atmosphere for your bedroom.
If you like the style of your headboard but you do not like the color then you should change it. Depending upon your budget, you can either have the whole headboard replaced or you can have a professional come into your home to create a different look for your headboard.
If you are on a budget I have some inexpensive ideas for you to create that special mood for your bedroom. You can change your headboard by re-staining, repainting or adding a different color to make it look different.
My client’s headboard is very unique because it has an inset of paint and an inset of four “shield” like effect inserts. Dixie wanted a new look for her headboard so we changed the color of the insets from red to blue.
You can have this process professionally done or you can do it yourself. Dixie painted the outlining red on the wood to blue by herself. I needed the “shield” type of inset on the headboard to be a different color too.
My client is a very “hands on” type of lady. I told her to either paint the insets or to make a template of the “shield” inset that is on the headboard. Then she would need to buy the thinnest type of wood possible so the wood would fit and could be inserted into the spacing of the “shield."
Dixie made a template of the “shield” so she could lay the paper template on top of the thin wood and cut it out to the proper size to fit into the inset of the headboard. After the “shield” was cut out she could paint it blue or cover it with fabric and Velcro this tiny piece of wood to the actual headboard for a three-dimensional look.
She decided to take a blue lamp that is in the master bedroom and place it directly on the photocopier. She got a wonderful color picture of her blue lamp. She decided to take the photocopy and glue it onto the cut out template of the “shield” and then velcro it into the inset on the headboard. The bed looks very different now with the blue coloring instead of the red.
I suggested that Dixie change her comforter to a solid blue color that matched the blue paint and blue insets. I also did not want a pattern or design to distract from the “facelift” she just provided for her headboard.
What a transformation the headboard made to help create a different color palette for Dixie’s bedroom!As an interior designer in Marietta, send me any decorating questions you may have, and I will be happy to respond back.