Climbing the walls
Headboards needn’t be rigidly rectangular. Inject some personality with a wall sticker, mural or graffiti art on the wall behind the bed. Be inspired by a hobby or passion; a cityscape outline is perfect for those interested in architecture, while a woodland scene is ideal for nature lovers.
Room dividers have become a fashionable space-saving interior trend especially in compact apartments, as they’re great for separating open-plan living/bedroom spaces. Often made in a decorative style, they’re also a nice, quick fix for a statement headboard; simply use the mattress to flatten the screen against the wall.
Funky bed toppers
Colour blocking and geometric shapes are on-trend and create a striking vignette. A tent-like alcove is a cute idea for guest suites or kids’ rooms, and enhances the feeling that you’re sliding into a secluded space to relax.
For those who want a quick update without buying a brand new bed, repurpose your existing headboard by turning it into a display shelf. While kids do this to show off their cuddly toys, adults can be inspired and showcase a statement painting or beautiful objet d’art that will transform the look of the room.
Hotel at home
To achieve this look, the trick is to have a headboard that complements the furniture. For a contemporary look, try an oversized headboard that reaches up to the ceiling or one that stretches horizontally along the length of the wall. Add an elegant, regional touch with beautiful wood carvings inspired by Islamic architecture, surrounding the bed with a regal atmosphere.
Many of us bemoan the lack of storage built into our homes. A clever way to create subtle storage space is to buy a bed or freestanding frame with built-in shelving on either side, acting as taller bedside tables.
Sleep in sumptuous style with a quilted, buttoned or tufted headboard. While these evoke a traditional style, they complement a contemporary bedroom design very well, with quilted pockets to soften the look and create a cosy space, vital for a good night’s sleep.