My master bedroom is a mess. Meaning, it needs a major facelift, but I just can’t get my act together enough to actually do anything with it. So, I’m starting with the general concept — trying to narrow down what I like and have a plan of attack. Then maybe I can start making some changes.
I feel like the first thing that needs a change is the headboard. Meet my headboard.
So, in defense of the headboard, it used to be an entire bed. Not just a headboard. I recently asked my husband to remove the foot board and rails. I think the bed was handmade – a beautiful piece, but squeaky as heck. In our small house, I was convinced that if I moved so much as an eyelid as I awoke in the morning, I would wake up the kids. When we removed the rails, it made the mattress (sitting on a metal bed frame now) much lower than it had previously been. So now the headboard looks even bigger than it should. But I still think it’s too big for the room. And it doesn’t have the right feel for what I’m going for.
I’m really drawn to upholstered headboards. I like the soft, neutral feel of them. I feel like they coordinate well with a variety of furniture styles, including the antique wood pieces I have.
Here are some that I really like:
Two things I need help on:
1. Are they overdone? Have we seen too much of the upholstered headboard? Will I be sick of it in two years?
2. Where do I get one without paying an arm and a leg? If you own one, where did you find it, and are you happy with it?