If you flip through design magazines these days, you'll notice a lot more bedrooms featuring upholstered headboards. They're comfy and can easily transition between design styles. Even better, we've moved far beyond the hideous pastel nightmares that assaulted our good design sensibilities in the early 90s. If you're longing for a "Golden Girls" moment, eat some cheesecake. Don't do a pink and aqua ruched headboard. There are lots of affordable options if you're looking for something simple and neutral. You can find upholstered headboards anywhere from Target to Crate and Barrel. But what if you'd like something a little more custom?
While reading another design blog, I came across this site which sells kits to create custom headboards at a fantastic price. Foam for You offer several different styles and give ideas on how to customize each look further. If you've seen a fabulous designer bedroom featuring an upolstered headboard, this is a great way to get the look for less. Don't be intimidated by this project. It's pretty basic and the website gives easy to follow intructions (and 2 ways to contact them for more help if you need it.
Christine Schwalm is an Interior Designer and Visual Merchandiser based in Los Angeles. This space will keep you updated on what's going on with CSD along with some ideas to inspire you. Go here for more information about pricing and services and here to make an appointment.