A bedhead can make such a statement within a bedroom. They add depth, height, texture and often colour. Without a bedhead the sense of scale in a room can be quickly lost. But with a few quick tips you can create the scale, depth, texture and colour that a bedhead provides at potentially a fraction of the cost.
In today’s home edit we’ve used two Ikea shelves to fill the void of the bedhead. What I love about the use of shelves is the ability to continually change the look of the room by simply switching up the elements on the shelves. When using shelves above a bed it’s important to consider height. Make sure the shelf height still allows you to sit up in bed and read a good book without having to have a shelf as a head rest.
Include an element that ties the shelves to the bed. We’ve used this Pony Rider “roam free” banner. A fabric banner is perfect to hang and come down right behind the pillows. You could also use a plant like we did in this room (see how the plant just touches the bedhead.) Include elements on the shelves that will tie in the colours or texture back to your bed linen. We’ve used the concrete dish and the muted blue book to tie in with the grey blanket and pillows and the Roam Free banner picks up elements form the quilt cover and pillows. Being able to run ‘common threads’ through a room allows you to have a cohesive room rather than a room full of random objects that don’t communicate.
Roam Free banner by Pony Rider, Our Cactus cushion by Ourlieu, Icelandic seatcover available from The Banyan Tree Furniture