July 21, 2011

headboard alternatives

So this is the headboard I had my heart set on for a client project, an attic guest bedroom, I'm working on.


Isn't she lovely? Well, it's affordable too. And so textured and interesting that it would make a great focal point for the bedroom wall. The problem is, the headboard is tall (why I chose it!). And wide (also great!). But it's absolutely too large to fit up and around the tight turns of the small attic stairs to the third-floor bedroom. So, what's our alternative?

We could do one of my favorite outside-the-box headboard options—a door or shutters. The shutters fold up or come apart to fit easily into tight spaces. And we can do a single door (which is okay because it'll be the background for a twin bed, not a queen) instead of a double door or two doors. What would you choose? Looks like I'll need to head to the flea market or salvage yard to see what I can find...

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15 comments:

Rene said...

The upstairs bedrooms do come with their challenges sometimes don't they? We had to cut bed posts off one time to get our bed upstairs :(

I love your inspiration ideas.

Kara Parlin said...

We got rid of our headboard and footboard, but I wanted some sort of focal point above the bed. I went out and bought a couple yards of damask fabric and a large art canvas, then simply stretched the fabric over and stapled in the back. I hung it over the bed and added a wall candle sconce on either side. It's quick and easy, plus you can create a bunch of them for different looks throughout the year.

Jen N. said...

That would look awesome in my room. We need to talk!

Fran said...

I like the last inspiration pic (Sherry Hart) - the barn type doors look more substantial than the shutters. You could also do a folding screen. Great ideas!

hollyG said...

Darn! I was torn at first on your alternative options, but after those last two inspiration photos I think I would go with doors. Any chance you could try a diy version of your initial headboard idea? It would be a lot to take on but might be do-able?

joanne said...

If you like this look...get a piece of thin plywood and glue jute rope or if you like the thinner look use the jute string (comes in various sizes) You could mix the different sizes. Use a larger cording around the edges...Affix it to the wall and BINGO!

casey at loft and cottage said...

Joanne, I think you're on to something there!! I could get two small pieces of plywood (easy to fit up stairs) and wrap them up in jute then affix to wall. I knew there was a way to DIY this; just wasn't sure I was up to it! We'll see...

designchic said...

I love the look of the old shutters...seems perfect for an attic bedroom!! Hope we get to see photos ~

Karen said...

Casey - Thank you so much for replying so quickly about the bamboo blinds :-) I'm sorry to ask another question, but want to make sure these are the blinds(from overstock) that is shown in "my favorite room"? Thank you again :-)
~Karen~

Splendid Willow said...

Casey, I have not been here for a while because I am a busy summer Mom. But don't think that I have forgotten you!

The west elm headboard is indeed fabulous. But I can't wait to see what you pick up at the local salvage yard. I know I am going to want the same!

Summer hugs!

Mon

joanne said...

Can't wait to see what you come up with! Good luck!
I have been DIYing myself recently. Using Rope like a piece of molding on my dining room ceiling then painting...looks like rope molding at a fraction of the cost! LOVE IT!

casey at loft and cottage said...

Joanne, another brilliant idea. I love it! Send pics!

casey at loft and cottage said...

Hi Karen, they are definitely one and the same. I use these for my own home and regularly for client projects too! They are the best I've found! So affordable and easy to install. Good luck!

Karen said...

Casey ~ THANK YOU THANK YOU - such a sweetheart for getting back with me :-) I will be ordering some.
Thank you for sharing your amazing blog.
Blessings ~ Karen

The Vintique Object said...

I love that Sherry Hart and her bedroom design. I wonder what you will come up with? Can't wait to see. Really,
Camille

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