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The Tufted Headboard has made a huge comeback in recent years – you have likely noticed it pretty much everywhere – TV shows, Pinterest, magazines, Instagram …the list goes on!

 

Tufted furniture was seen in more traditional rooms and styles but I love the mixes we are seeing with tufted furniture pieces.  A tufted headboard is a great way to add some sophistication to a bedroom. I love that you have so many selections with colours and fabrics for these tufted headboards and I love seeing how they pair with different styles of bedside tables – wood, mirrored, chest of drawers and more….

 

Tufted Headboard Shopping List:

  1. The Claudette Tufted Headboard – $469.99
  2. The Katia Tufted Headboard – $143.99
  3. Angela Tufted Linen Headboard – $559.99
  4. Amelia Tufted Panel Headboard – $369.99
  5. Jessica Tufted Headboard – $208.99
  6. Malika Tufted Headboard – $252.99

 

 

 

These headboards are some of my favourite shopping finds and I have included some images of bedrooms with tufted headboards that have inspired me!

 

Tufted Headboard Inspiration:

 

I love the mix in this room – the dark accent wall is a great contrast to the wing back tufted headboard – I love the brass desk lamps on the white and mirror end tables! Such a chic bedroom!

 

Image – the Life Creative

 

This bedroom tufted headboard has colour and texture.  The teal velvet fabric with white piping and buttons adds sophistication without being too serious! Love the navy blue accent wall and the mix of pattern pillows (I love a splash of leopard). The white lacquered end table ties in well with the white accents on the headboard.

 

Image – Z Design at Home

 

This image is an unexpected combination but it definitely works! This neutral tufted headboard paired with this boho blend of prints, colours, textures and vintage finds is a case study in personal style and I love it! This is not your cookie cutter bedroom.

Image – thedecorista.com

 

This bedroom is my dream bedroom (but with 4 little ones – it will have to remain a dream until I can have a clean home) But this bedroom is so dreamy and chic.  I love the all white motif and all the textures.  The antique looking chest of drawers for the side table fills the room and adds that extra storage we all need! The beaded chandelier is such a statement – I love the tufting on the headboard and at the foot of the bed. I could go on but the image really speaks for itself.

 

Tufted Headboards add some visual interest to the bedroom and they work with some many styles. Which is your favourite pairing? Do you have a tufted headboard?

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The garden stool has been a trend for a few years now and we will love it…always.  Why? we love the options that a garden stool offers (yes, we are all about multi-purpose pieces).  But we also love the look of a garden stool – they can add a great pop of colour and texture – plus they are easy to move around. They are great for smaller spaces too!

 

Here are some great ways to use a garden stool:

 

In the shower -a garden stool makes a great shower seat. A pop of colour and a spot for in-shower toiletries.

 

As Extra seating – tuck these easy to move garden stool under a console table or sofa table. There are so many choices in colour, finish and texture, too!

 

 

As a Side table – indoors or outdoors, a garden stool makes for a great side table.

 

 

As a Coffee table – short on space? A set of garden stools is a great option for a coffee table in a small space.  Plus they can be some extra seating if you need it.

 

 

In the Bathroom – by the tub!  If you are lucky enough to have time to soak away the log day… a garden stool is a great spot for your book, towels or a cup of tea (or glass of wine)

 

 

In the bedroom – garden stools are so versatile and can even work in a different areas of a room.  The bedroom for instance, a garden stool is a great option for a bedside table but is also great as a corner chair side table but also a series of 3 would look great at the foot of a bed.

 

 

We often use garden stools when we stage homes.  They are so versatile and add a great pop of colour and texture – give them a try!

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When it comes to decorating your bedroom, the possibilities are really endless.  It is your own private retreat from the rest of the world – so it really is YOUR space! This is the perfect blank canvas to express your personal style and surround yourself with what you love!

 

Forget the ‘rules’ and go for it! Colour, pattern, print, texture…all at once, why not?

Not sure what do to? Here are some ideas to get you started

1. ACCENT WALL –

This can be as bold or as subtle as you like.  It’s up to you.  An accent wall in the bedroom is best located where the headboard will be – for maximum impact.  Wallpaper is a great option but paint is too.  We love the softness of a understated accent wall. This is a great example of a tone on tone bedroom with a romantic touch

But you can also be bold and expressive with deep or bright colours and print. this deep Sapphire blue painted accent wall adds some punch to the room

Another great way to make a statement on your headboard wall is with a gallery wall.  A collection of art, photos and more is so special and personal and ideal for a bedroom. What’s great about the gallery wall in this room is the mix of frames – the white frames blend in with the wall colour so you don’t get a cluttered look.

2 – OVER SIZED ART

– in any space adds instant luxury and make a room look and feel expensive.  Like an accent wall it can be bold or subtle and it makes impact but you don’t need the commitment of paint or wallpaper.

3 – SIMPLE YET STYLISH BEDDING

– it never goes out of style so you could invest (you will notice a difference in feel and quality).  Plain white has that boutique hotel look but if that’s too simple for you opt for a clean and crisp design (stripe, chevron or a clean floral). If you like a little more colour and pattern in your bedding opt for a throw blanket or quilt at the foot at the bed and some throw pillows.

4 – LIGHTING

– make a statement with some amazing lighting.  A chandelier over the bed is a great touch but if you don’t have that ability try some sconces (perfect for reading and for smaller bedrooms) or some incredible table lamps. Even with recessed lighting you will want to bedside lighting for reading and other tasks.  Layering your light allows more light in the room.

5 – INCREDIBLE HEADBOARD

– a headboard is another great way to make a statement and express your personal style.  We are seeing over sized, tufted, printed, leather, wing back, nailheads, reclaimed barn wood and so many more.  The headboard is a great focal point in the room and you can get so creative with it.

6 – FLANKING MIRRORS AND ART

– this adds that instant ‘designer look’ to your bedroom.  By flanking either matching mirrors or coordinating art work on either side of the bed above the bedside tables, you get an elevated look. Plus it helps visually widen the room.

7 – STORAGE WITH STYLE

– we all need storage in our bedrooms but in a smaller bedroom storage is a must.  Since your storage pieces will be on display be sure to find attractive ones – a beautiful jewelry box, a dish for everyday jewelry pieces, hat boxes for belts and scarves, end tables with a drawer and an open space for reading materials are some great ideas. Under the bed is a great space for luggage or clear plastic bins for seasonal items – hide that area with a bed skirt.

8 – ACCESSORIES

– have a way of pulling a room together.  Accessories also are a great way to show off your taste, talents and interest.  You don’t want to go over board but a few well placed accessories can go a long way! We love basics like plants, candles and photo frames but look for cool items that speak to you. We also love a great area rug to add some softness to the room plus you can get really creative with colour, pattern and texture.

No matter the size of your bedroom, it should be your oasis to escape from it all!

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“My bedroom is beautiful! I love the furniture and the bedding but my night stands are cluttered and it really makes my room look messy.  I need some help with my night stands – help me make them pretty, please!”

 

That’s a common problem for most of us.  Our bedside tables become an area for clutter – books, hand lotion, tissues, magazines, note pads, lip balm and more ….We still need these items , they are a part of our bed time routine but we don’t need (or want) clutter in a space that is supposed to be relaxing and serene.

 

So here are some of our tips for a stylish bed side. When it comes to styling a bedside table, we keep it simple with lighting, art and accessories like a plant/flower/decor piece and possibly books.  The combinations are really endless! Be sure to find items that are in proportion with the space.  A small room may need a small end table so don’t add over sized lamps – look for something slimmer or opt for a wall sconce. 

 

Using these basic pieces you can really achieve a number of different looks, be sure to put your personality into it, after all it is your space!

 

 

The night stand furniture piece

So this item is a key piece.  You need to find a piece that works in the space but also one that suits your needs.  A night stand without any storage is pretty much useless and is just inviting clutter into your space.  Look for a piece with at least a drawer, so you can tuck away a few items you don’t want to display. Many night stands have a top drawer and then an open space below.  That open space can get crazy and cluttered very easily.  Consider using that space to stack books (or place them vertically) and if magazines are more your style – add a basket or box to keep them in, it looks so much better!

In some cases, like if you are in a room that has very limited storage you may even want a small chest of drawers that will play double duty as clothing storage and a night stand surface. Even if you can only fit one small chest of drawers it might be more functional and practical that two small night stands.

 

Lighting –

A must! For reading and for ambiance.  You always want to layer your lighting in order to suit your mood but also fill the room with light (when you need it).  So think table lamps – depending on the size of the table you may be able to go big and bold and make a ‘decor’ statement in the room.

If you are low on space, try a wall sconce!

They attach right to the walls so the surface space on your night stand is free for other items. Wall sconces have come a long way – there are so many styles on the market now and they really create a clean and streamlined look.

 

Art or Mirrors

You have a number of options but these items really add to the decor of your room.  We love creating a vignette with art or a mirror above a night stand, it really pulls it together.

 

 

So this image has a bold headboard so art above the headboard was not needed or necessary to make a ‘splash’ instead two pieces were hung above the end table.  This is a clean and classic look but with the choice of prints and accessories this room feel easy and comfortable but looks stylish.

 

This room has a very clean palette.  The layering of the art piece and the mirror give it a cool and sophisticated look.  Simple but so chic.

 

This image shows a sunburst mirror centered over the night stand.  In this white room, this golden burst really makes a splash.  You could also swap this mirror out for an art piece.

 

 

Love the mini gallery wall look over this night stand.  Surround yourself with what you love! It could be art or beautiful photographs.  Look for pieces that preferably are calming and soothing.

 

Accessories

This is really where you get really personal.  You can add just about anything to your bedside table for decor.  One tip – if you have kids who like to hop into your bed maybe stay away from glass decor!

 

In this image, the look is pretty clean.  A simple dish for jewelry, a clock and some framed photos.  The drawers could be filled with magazines, books and more but they are tucked away so it looks so neat and tidy!

For the book lovers – you can keep your favourite book at your side but try not to let your book take over the surface space.  It looks cluttered and messy.  Aim for a maximum of 3 books on your night stand.  Stack them up or even try a vertical arrangement.

Anytime we stack things it just looks neater.

We love some type of foliage – flowers, plants it doesn’t matter but it adds life to the room!  Small works best in most rooms but you may be able to use something with some height.

 

 

So once you have the items you want -start thinking about placement and arrangement.  It is a limited surface space so don’t too many or items that are too large.  Start with your art and mirror first, ten add your light and from there play with the additional decor items.

Other additions to think about – candles, a small dish for eye glasses and/or jewelry, a decor item, photo frames or a small clock – are also great additions to a night stand.

When it comes to styling…

– choose items that suit your style and taste
– stick with odd numbers 3 or 5
– play around with arrangements and items and let your instincts kick in…

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“I am in the process of decorating my bedroom. I don’t currently have a headboard but it’s something I’ve been looking for. I just can’t decide what style I like. What are my options?”

 

Great question! A head board is often a focal point in the bedroom, so we understand wanting to choose the perfect style for your space! Choosing “staple” pieces for your home can be a daunting task, there is so much to choose from and so many to love! Believe me, we get that.

 

The most important thing is that your new headboard suits your space. Of course mixing styles is a fabulous idea and one we definitely recommend. While it may be a contrasting style, it has to flow and be harmonious. Having a random item that doesn’t seem to go with anything else will stand out like a sore thumb. If you are starting from scratch, you have tons of choices!

 

If you have existing décor in the space, our challenge now is to make your space beautiful and cohesive. Headboards come in all shapes, sizes, colours, textures, materials and with varying detail work. Narrow down what you like.Do you like button tufting? Great! We have a jumping off point. Are you into reclaimed wood? Fabulous!  What tone and texture will complement your room?

 

Having a certain décor style that you like will help with this process. If your home has country flair or if it’s contemporary, try to stay true to those styles.

 

Here are some suggestions for headboard styles.

Leather:

this is a classic choice and will go with most décor styles. Depending on the colour you chose and the detail work, certain aspects will sway a leather headboard. A white leather headboard is typically a very modern look. Black or Brown leather is a more masculine fabric. A leather headboard is a safe option for a space.

 

Nail Head:

 

This is a very nice touch to add to a room. A more contemporary/traditional option but can work with a more rustic décor when mixed with the right pieces. A nail head detail is a beautiful option, the nail heads can be brass, chrome, brushed nickel or gold.

 

Choose something that will go with the existing hardware in your room (maybe dresser pulls or door knobs?). BUT you don’t have to. We are also big fans of mixing metals. Nail head detail works on both fabric and leather.

 
 

Button Tufting:

 

Button tufting is similar to a nail head detail in the sense that is versatile. This is a great option with a traditional or country room. The detail is a bit fussier than a nail head but still a great choice! Play with colour when choosing this style! Button tufting is great on leather and fabric as well.

 

 

Fabric:

 

The material options are extensive. So are the colour and pattern options. Depending on your style, fabric is a fabulous way to incorporate a unique element into your room and for the savvy DIY-er, also relatively easy to upholster an existing headboard and customize it with your own fabric and details.

 

 

Wood:

 

Wood is a fabulous option for a country or rustic/industrial style home. What’s most interesting about this is how authentic and natural it looks. There are so many stains, washes, textures etc. with wood so you can be super creative. The various tones available are too many to count and having a natural element in your space is a great way to bring the outdoors in!

 

Play with colour! Play with height! Play with shapes! There are SO many choices, do some research and see what speaks to you. Then go from there! Recognize what your style is and then build off of that. Be creative!

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