You want your bedroom to look glamorous, sophisticated and elegant but you don’t want to spend a fortune on furniture and decorations. Well, have you tried adding a tufted headboard to your room’s decor? Just like the curtains, rug or lighting fixtures, it can have a pretty big impact on the overall look of the space as well as on the atmosphere in there. There are a lot of other bedroom furniture ideas and design options you could use to your advantage so try to keep everything balanced and cohesive.
One of the things that make tufted headboards so great is their versatility, the fact that they fit with pretty much every design theme, pattern, color palette and style. In other words, they’re not only for traditional and vintage decors. In fact, they’re quite popular these days, being widely used in modern and contemporary bedrooms, being appreciated for the royal touch they add to the space. Few headboard designs are as adaptable and customizable as this one.
In addition to looking great, a tufted headboard also has a practical side. When you’re sitting in bed, reading a book, watching TV or surfing the web on your laptop of iPad, it provides you with a soft and comfortable surface to rest against. The padding also impacts the decor and the ambiance of the room. A bedroom with a tufted headboard feels cozy, warm and inviting, no matter what style is. Moreover, the headboard adds texture to the room and you can use this detail in your favor when planning the rest of the decor.
This brings us to other details such as the materials the headboard is made of. There are quite a few options. Leather and velvet and among the most expensive materials and they also need lots of maintenance. If you want something cheaper and easier to work with, consider cotton. Keep in mind that the material you choose for the tufted headboard should go well with the bed and the existing fabric in the room as well as its overall theme.
How you get in the possession of a tufted headboard is another story. There are several options. You can get a ready-made one which you can find in stores, you can have one custom designed or you can build one yourself. Custom designed headboards offer a few perks. They can feature a specific shape and color and they also include built-in features such as back lighting. It’s an option you should consider if you want your bedroom decor to be unique and special.
DIY headboards are an interesting option. Consider it if you enjoy such projects or if you enjoy the casual charm that handcrafted items have. Teen bedroom furniture often includes such accent pieces. Let’s say you want to build your own tufted headboard. You’ll first have to decide on a shape. As it turns out, they have names like Alexander, Belgrave, Barkeley, Cleveland or Grosvenor. Once this part is figured out, get some foam or mattress pads and secure them to the board with a thin layer of thin batting or fabric. Then cover everything with muslin and staple the fabric in place. Then start the tufting. You’ll need waxed thread, buttons and a long upholstery needle.