Design TipsDecember 5, 2007

Headboards and Canopies DIY

So, magnificently I was linked on AOL yesterday, hence the 14,000 readers and 40,000 hits. I am still amazed, even if it was a fluke! There were a lot of discussions, and one question e-mailed to me, about DIY headboards and canopies. I figured I would do a post with some more ideas on creative ways to create a dramatic bed without having to actually BUY a bed.


(picture courtesy of Domino)
This bed features canopy curtains…without a canopy bed. You can recreate this yourself my using simple window treatment rods attached to the ceiling. Measure floor to ceiling and order curtains in that length with O-ring clips to attach them to the rods. That way you can close the drapes if you wish.

(picture courtesy of Domino)
This headboard is painted right on the wall! This will look best as they did it here, in 2 shades of the same color- otherwise it will look juvenile. This will take a steady hand and patience!


(picture courtesy of Domino)
This is the most simple look- all you need is some really interesting fabric in a large graphic print, stretcher bars from any art supple store and a staple gun. Make sure the fabric is centered and level and wrap around the bars and staple to the back. Hand above the bed and voila!