Tuesday, April 27, 2010

padded headboard inspiration

When we bought our home 4 years ago, I had a binder chocke-full of decor ideas, pictures and inspirations (yes, I know... I truly am a nerd.)

Each room in our home was decorated with utmost care and love.

We were so happy when we bought the master bedroom nightstands and wardrobe. They were a great deal and SO beautiful too! We didn't purchase the matching bed frame because I told my hubby: ''I want to make our headboard.... just wait... it will be nicest headboard you have ever laid your eyes on!''

Ummmm... that was close to 4 years ago and we still have those beautiful nightstands and wardrobe but no headboard.

But I have made a promise to myself: I will no longer sleep in a headboardless bed!!!!

Here is some eye candy to keep me motivated:









Aren't they all just gorgeous?

I have booked marked a few tutorials via blog land. But has anyone ever made their own padded headboard? any tips and or suggestions?

24 comments:

Sandy a la Mode said...

YES, these are all gorgeous! And I totally think you should make your own with a really pretty fabric! I love all the yellow ones especially in this post! =)

Alely L. said...

love them! i agree...with some pretty fabric you will have a beautiful headboard to complete that room! i have a few things on my list of things i have been wishing to do in my home as well.

Alely L. said...

i think the second one would be simple to do. maybe if you buy ply board according to the measurement of the size headboard you want, put some foam or batting on top of that, then wrap your fabric and then staple gun the fabric on the back (noone sees the back) might work. i'm a cheater like that when it comes to decorating thrifty....not sure if that would work though. just a thought.

Cars said...

Those are beyond gorgeous. You're so creative to be able to make a headboard. Good luck on that! ;D

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

I am drooling, padded headboards are so pretty.

cArLa said...

oooh i love the 7th photo the best... very pretty!

Dani said...

The Design Sponge blog has a great DIY tutorial on there. I haven't tried it yet, but it's on my to-do list that I'm hoping to complete this summer.

Koru Kate said...

Hi Jozen! I love, love padded headboards & my cousin & I made her headboard a few years ago. We did just what Alely L. says in her post- bought plywood cut to specific size; covered it with batting & pretty fabric; and staple-gunned the batting & fabric to the back of the headboard. It only took us one afternoon & it looked awesome! Good luck~

Emily said...

Oh I love padded headboards!! Love the look and sweetness to them. I too bought a dresser and nightstands that match with no headboard in hopes of making one. Hope I get to it soon :)

hana said...

Definitely gorgeous. I don't have a headboard either and I think it might take me as long as you to get started on that LOL.

ampersandity said...

jozen, you can totally do this!! i haven't done it myself, but it's on my list of things to accomplish in life haha. i believe in you :]

trishie said...

These are so gorgeous! I can't wait to see what you make. Good luck and have fun with it!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

oh yes!! id love one so much!!

Gracie said...

Haha you sound like me when you say you are going to make it yourself. I would love to make my own headboard but our new bed already has one.

Those are so beautiful and any one of them would look lovely. I hope you are able to make it. And share of course :)

Jenn Kirk said...

Yes, they are all so gorgeous! I have a similar problem with a headboard-less bed because I have this grand plan of making one. Some day!

Elizabeth said...

Proof of twinship, no. 395:

http://e-tells-tales.blogspot.com/search/label/headboards

swell.life said...

wow, what beautiful, inspiring examples you've found.

YES! I've definitely made my own and actually posted a tutorial about it awhile back:

http://livingtheswelllife.blogspot.com/2008/06/diy-upholstered-headboard.html

good luck!

Small Burst said...

all so gorgeous. I need a headboard too! Can't wait to see yours.

flora said...

I've been wanting to do that for my daughter's bed, which is currently headboardless. I hope you post your progress. I could use some tips!

sheer whimsy said...

LOVE these headboards! i'm sure whatever you come up with will be AMAZING!

Becky said...

I'm definitely more of a "buyer" than a "maker" so no, I don't have any tips for you.

I do adore the headboard with the big purple/pinkish floral print on it. I don't think my husband would care for it all that much, but I'm loving that print!

Lauren Nicole said...

the third one is my most favorite. sooooo pretty. :]

i've never made a headboard before, but i've read in decor magazines and whatnot that they're best to do on a long weekend just in case two days is not enough. because there's the structure, the padding, and then getting the fabric pulled and stapeled on just right, so there's no air bubbles. haha, yep, somehow i remember that kind of odd stuff. ;]

- L

Wild and Precious said...

i need to do this for my guest room. it can be done so inexpensive and still look great!

Leslie, Lemon Sweet Life said...

I LOVE this idea!! Padded headboards are so pretty. I have been wanting a leather padded headboard just about forever! Maybe this is something I should try too!!