Design Inspiration: An Atypical Canopy Headboard

I'm always looking at ideas for headboards and waiting for the day I have a bedroom big enough to fit a proper one. When I ran across this image it brought up a whole new headboard question for me that I hadn't considered before, "Where does a headboard end and the ceiling begin?"

I think a lot of concerns come up when deciding upon a headboard style for your bedroom. Do you want to go simple or dramatic? What decor genre do you want it to be? Do you want to make it the main focus or underplay it a bit?

What I liked about this image from House To Home is that it shows how headboards can easily become a statement piece and define the style of the space in a completely different way. I love that it defies standard headboard size and continues up the wall and onto the ceiling for an atypical canopy effect. I also like how it creates a new space and surface to hang lights, planters, art or a chandelier from. I think you could keep it natural looking or get a little wild by painting, stenciling, wallpapering, or even striping the wood for a more modern, stylized statement. If you have the space, which I hope to have someday soon, I think it might be fun to start re-thinking headboard style in this new way.

Image: House To Home

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Alysha is a photographer and designer living in Seattle who loves dark chocolate, tea, and all things furry. In her spare time you'll find her with paint in her hair renovating her 1919 Craftsman and sharing the process on her blog Old House New Tricks.

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