I was in Portland, Oregon last week and finally wandered into an Ace hotel for the first time ever. I’ve long been a fan of their decidedly non-hotel-like hotels, along with the creative decor they choose for their properties. Each of their rooms features a unique design, and most likely, a really interesting headboard. Steal an idea, either from the Ace, or another of these super stylish hotels.
Copper Headboard: Sheet metal (copper or otherwise) is an easy-to-install material that’s becomes both headboard and statement wall, as used by Bikini Berlin (lead image above).
Quilted Blanket: The Eco-Groovy Hotel in California used a padded textile as the headboard in their studio rooms. To get a similar look, tack a modern quilt, or even a moving blanket, to the wall.
Large Art: Find or DIY a large piece of artwork and hang behind the bed to make a major focal point. Ian Schrager used one in each bedroom of New York’s Paramount.
Bold Color & Funky Shape: Hotel Triton uses a custom headboard in a fun color and shape. I especially like how it’s layered over traditional wainscoting in a different color.
Painted Headboard: Although Gio Ponti designed the headboards in the Parco Dei Principe Hotel, you could apply a coat of bold color, and extend the paint beyond the bed frame. Then add floating tables in a contrasting shade.