Posts tagged ‘Padded Bedhead’

November 19, 2010

Styling Idea # 69 Shelf Above Bed

INSPIRATION FOR THIS POST

It is really cold in Sydney today. I’m not going to buy into the Sydney/ Melbourne weather debate because I think it is about the most boring conversation that you can have – but really Sydney is this all you’ve got? It’s enough to make you think a day lounging around in bed with the papers would be nice (I wish it was Saturday). It would be extra nice if my room looked like this.

TRANSLATION: TRY THIS AT HOME

  • I love how this shelf allows you to continue the style and colours of the bedding and bedhead up the wall creating a perfect layered look.
  • Think about what you place on this shelf- it needs to be in harmony with the room so that it doens’t look messy. Think about matching frames and cushions colours to keep it neat.
  • Think about using a floating shelf to avoid the bracket.
  • DON’T use this space for family photos or any photos – it is not the mantle!
  • DON’T be too matchy – create a little haven for beautiful things that you love looking at.
  • You have two options- symmetry or balanced mismatched- pick one and stick to it.
  • One of the key strengths of this image is the perfect use of gold from the side table, to the wall clock to the ceiling pendent- copy this order to get a seamless result!

PS – what do you think about the purple colour? I am not a purple fan but it keeps growing on me and popping up in unexpected places- like stunning bedrooms!

Have a good weekend 🙂

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September 8, 2010

Styling Idea # 20 Fretwork Bedhead

INSPIRATION FOR THIS POST

I recently completed a bedroom for a client and one of the key elements of the design was a padded bedhead. Now it seems that padded bedheads are a bit omnipresent at the moment but you don’t have to fork out a fortune for a tufted one or be stuck with a boring beige one either. Any upholsterer can cover a board for you and provide a handy bracket to fix to the wall. Cover the bedhead later with a new fabric when you get sick of the print or simply remove the brackets and paint the wall if you are over the idea. I got this one covered including fabric and brackets for $500.

Sara Chamberlain

Sara Chamberlain

Sara Chamberlain

TRANSLATION: TRY THIS AT HOME

  • I think coming into summer this could be a nice lift to any bedroom scheme- sometimes a new doona cover or spread is not an option (because they are generally pretty ugly if you ask me)
  • Think about different colours that might suit your style- if you go heavy on the print you can decide to go minimal on the bedding, or clash prints for a more adhoc look.
  • I decided to use this larger print in the room for a client who wanted a minimalist room that is still inviting – the large size of the bedhead occupies a good amount of the wall space but let’s the rest of the room feel clean and sparse.
  • This look suits the glam styles that are big at the moment but it could be alot more relaxed with a lower bed, messy cushions and the use of two fabrics on the bedhead (consider a horizontal split with one large fretwork and the other a different print.
  • Think about using other geometric shapes in the room like the fabric I used for the ottoman I upholstered (that’s the ottoman lid in the last photo)
  • There are a lot of these prints around in green, aqua and yellow- all great colours for a spring lift.