Bringing Luxury into the Bedroom

Nothing says luxury like a custom upholstered headboard. It softens and adds character to your bedroom and with so many fabrics to choose from, you can be sure to find the perfect fabric to match your space.

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Photo via Pinterest

When you are thinking about which headboard style to choose, think about the feeling that you want your room to have. If you want a more casual, classic look you may want a natural fabric such as linen with simple, clean lines.

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Photo via Home by Heidi

If you prefer a more glamorous feeling, look for fabrics that have a bit of a sheen to them like velvet and faux silks. You can add details such as tufting, nail heads and a more curvaceous shape to add to the feminine quality. However, do not go over board! Choose one or two of the above details, but do not try to do all of them. 

 Photo via Lili Alesandra

Photo via Lili Alesandra

Before settling on a headboard, make sure to compare the fabric with your bedding. If you are not ready to purchase new bedding, look to the future, pull an entire pallet together so that you know things will fall smoothly into place when you are ready to take the next step!

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Also, when it comes to care and maintenance, you might want to think about the clean-ability of your fabric. You may also want to think about adding Euro shams to your bed to create a buffer between you and the headboard. That way you do not have to worry about hair products and oil transferring onto your fabric.

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Photo via Pinterest

In the end who doesn't want to come home to a little slice of heaven?!

Kyla Jonson

Modern Vintage

Vintage sofa

The modern vintage style is still going strong in the design world today. You see it in different ways-- whether it be the Restoration Hardware look, a more feminine shabby chic look, the industrial look, or an eclectic look. Reclaimed furniture is everywhere, along with linens, character alanine leathers, velvets and silks. People are realizing that it is okay to mix your furniture and that you do not need to have everything matching. Take occasional tables for instance, you can mix a set of end tables with a different coffee table or fabric ottoman. Look at coordinating pieces, rather than matching pieces to add interest to your space.

Coordinating furniture pieces rather than matching them as well as the choice of rustic woods and natural fabrics create a more relaxed, comfortable feel. It adds a hint of luxury and quality but also feels a bit more casual, offering you a place that you feel you can actually live in!

Feel free to mix patterns as long as they associate with each other. For instance, if you have a bold pattern, mix it with other patterns that are very simple, not too detailed and have a similar scale.

 Bold patterns at the same scale that mix well together via liagriffith.com

Bold patterns at the same scale that mix well together via liagriffith.com

 If you are mixing your lamps, make sure that if they have metal bases, that they are in the same color family. Make sure that the lamp shades are the same color as well. Also, think about mixing textures. Instead of using all leather in a furniture grouping, mix in some fabrics making sure you have pattern in either your chairs or toss cushions. Look at adding texture in your area rug, throws, draperies and blinds.

 Painted cabinet from centsationalgirl.com

Painted cabinet from centsationalgirl.com

Do you have an old cabinet from your Grandmother that you just can't part with? Perfect! Breath new life into it by re-finishing, or painting it a fun color! As long as the piece has good bones and the scale of it works with the rest of your furniture, it can add character to your setting.

If you are overwhelmed with the idea of mixing all of these items together, ask a qualified Designer for some help. A quick consultation can go a long way!

Kyla Jonson