Thursday, July 7, 2011

The Great Headboard Debate

The countdown for our move is on! We get the keys on July 15th, and I am already brainstorming away at the changes I want to make. There is one problem though – we will only be living in our new townhome for a year. For a design junkie, renting doesn’t make ones life easier. You can’t make as many modifications, and if it’s short term you don’t want to waste a lot of money accessorizing with items that may not fit in your next place. Grrr. However, in order to appease my design side and practical side (hmm…still not sure it really exists) I have decided the best thing to do is purchase investment pieces that will go with us wherever we move next. First on the list, is a new headboard. I have a bulky sleigh bed, purchased in college that I once loved but now drives me crazy. Oh, the joys of trends! The better news is that Matt happens to have a bed frame, that is in desperate need for a new headboard! There are so many great ones out there for reasonable prices these days as upholstered versions have become all the rage. However, it seems somewhat easy to build my own…right?

Yeah, I am still undecided. So here are a few of my favorites below to either purchase or inspire. Which do you like best?


Nail heads & Tufted from Ballard Designs


So much to love about Serena & Lily…except for the price! However, they come in so many customizable fabric choices



Holy Target! Who knew they had this in them!


Great affordable option at Urban in multiple color choices


West Elm love…

HB_West Elm1

LOVING this fabric!


Some DIY’s:


Image via Style At Home

Not really my style, but such a fun idea!


Image via Desire to Inspire



Image via Apartment Therapy

I know you can barely see this headboard, but I just really like this room.


Image via Censational Girl

I honestly have no idea what the hell this is, but it’s freaking awesome!


Image via DIY Ideas

Unique trim idea


Image via Elements of Style

Awesome DIY Guide here at Design Sponge for the gorgeous Mexican Otomi headboard below

HB Design Sponge

1 comment:

  1. i'll take the vintage wood/LOVE headboard please!! how cute would that be in a kids room with their names or something...oh, the ideas!!