Friday, June 20, 2008
I have yet to finish decorating my bedroom. Well, honestly, I never be "finished" decorating any room in my home, but comparatively, the bedroom needs a few fine details. No rug, no headboard, very little storage space.
It is a small space, just about 8'8" x 11'10", so there are not a lot of configuration options. The "master" closet is a pathetic 57" X 32". We have two small, but tallish dressers and a nightstand. I made curtains and put up bamboo blinds a few months ago, which really helped to warm it up. I recently acquired a headboard that needs recovering at a rummage sale for $5.
I was inspired by Domino's feature on twin headboards this month. One of the rooms they designed has just the color palette I have in mind. I've already got the red in the curtains and some black and white elements, I just need to add the light turquoise blue, gilded gold and a dramatic element (like the striped rug).
Ballard Designs makes a headboard almost identical to the one I scored. Since I know I have to remove the existing fabric and foam when I reupholster it, I figured I would add nail heads at that time.
Now, here is the question, what fabric should I use to recover the headboard?
The red and ivory damask print like on the curtains in the room.
Should I use a white waffle weave shower curtain that I have from Target?
A dramatic solid red, like this from Target?
Is this where I should add the black and white stripe? (image from Ballard Designs)
Can you guys help me choose? I need your votes! The last poll was so much fun, and I am working on getting those tables done. By the time I finished with them, I will be ready to start the headboard project, so I want your input on what you think I should do. Vote asap!