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Beautiful Headboard Ideas

Beautiful Headboard Ideas

I am excited to present a post from one of my favorite sites, Shelterpop!

Longing for a bedroom that packs a dramatic punch? Look no further than these whimsical headboard ideas.

When it comes to headboards, it's easy to think your options are limited: rich wooden sleigh styles, vintage-inspired wrought iron, cozy quilted pieces in neutral hues — where's the sense of surprise? But we've discovered how to make a headboard beautiful, and it doesn't involve undertaking a complicated DIY project. Think: Fresh colors, patterns and scale.
"I definitely think upholstered headboards are going to continue to be popular in 2011, but we'll be seeing them in a lot of different patterns and textures, as well as varying heights," says Caitlin Creer of Caitlin Creer Interiors in Salt Lake City. "They'll also be paired with wild patterns for pillows and bedding."

Another up-and-coming trend: Unexpected twists on traditional favorites. "We're seeing classic wood finishes, carved and sculpted into intricate designs and patterns — not just the wood slabs that have been popular for years," adds Creer. "These shapes and curves add an architectural feeling to a bedroom and create a real sense of artistry and fantasy."

Just flip through the pages of ELLE Decor and House Beautiful, and it's plain to see she's right — over-the-top headboards once reserved for boutique hotels and glossy magazine spreads are making their way into the home. Here are a few of our favorites:

A little bit elegant, a little bit "Alice in Wonderland," this towering bed (shown above) from Z Gallerie combines modern architecture with comfortable textures and a touch of childish whimsy. I mean, who wouldn't love to climb into that big bedroom sanctuary and stay awhile? (Nina Bed from Z Gallerie; from $1,399.)

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A twist on the expected upholstered headboard that's been popular for years, we love these nature-inspired styles from Holley & Gill and this crocheted masterpiece, featured on A Lovely Thing. Paired with simple bedding and furniture, these designs will add instant character and interest to your bedroom.
Nothing says "happily ever after" like a canopy bed, but sometimes the four-poster canopy style bed can be a little overwhelming for your space. Instead, think about incorporating a canopy headboard into your bedroom — we love this DIY piece featured on ELLEDecor.com.

An old-fashioned take on a popular style, these wooden headboards from Anthropologie showcase hand-carved details that make them feel like one-of-a-kind pieces, vintage pieces. We love the romantic feel they'll bring to your bedroom, without taking the feminine feel over the top. (Coralie Bed and Gate Headboard from Anthropologie; $1,998 & $1,348).

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