I asked Annette to offer up some suggestions for a well dressed bed, and she was kind enough to share her secrets!
(I added the inspirational images along the way to illustrate.) Enjoy!
Repeat on remaining two sides, then staple all around the edges, pulling cloth tight. Secure with three or four staples, keeping the folds flat and even. Take a leaf from the Murphy bed book: Frame your bed with custom cubbies, forming in the process a headboard in reverse.
Large cabbage roses, simple Indian motifs, and classic couture brocade patterns are a great starting point for a bed. Euro shams (measuring 26” x 26”) are always a good size.Some small detail edge such as a flange or small ruffle adds texture.I also filled in the door knocker hole with wood putty.However, I left the door knob hole since it would be covered by my bed. At this point I purchased a piece of crown molding and used a 1” x 4” I had in my garage to frame out the top.The next photo shows another version of this same headboard.
We modeled this headboard from one we saw in a popular home-decor catalog.
Painting the headboard zone in a neutral color keeps the whole thing from being overwhelming.
This “bedroom” is separated from the rest of the house only by a half-wall that also acts as a headboard.
Tell us Annette in your expert opinion, what is the secret to a well dressed bed? Mine is a California King so I have my king size duvet and then fold another twin size at the bottom.
That way if one person is cold, the other person does not have to be hot.
The pickets were cut up into small pieces, cleaned and then refinished in a few different stains.