In this post: Sometimes all you need is one new purchase to make a huge impact on a room. A white tufted headboard goes a long way in refining this master bedroom.⇒
Did you ever have a big piece of furniture that you just wish would go away?
After years of decorating homes, I think I’m fairly good at ordering pieces that look exactly like what I wanted when they’re delivered and placed in my home.
But not always…
Several years ago, when we first switched to a king sized bed, I decided to buy a sleigh bed because my son had one that was incredibly comfortable. I loved the way the sloped back made it so easy to sit in bed and read or watch TV.
And it WAS comfortable when we got it.
But it was so big and bulky in the room. I knew it from the day it was delivered. But I kept it anyway. And I hated the way it looked every time I walked in the room. Hated the way it pushed the bed out from the wall, hated the big expanse of dark wood, hated the lack of pretty detailing.
I knew it was a mistake and once I kept it, I knew I had to live with it for a reasonable length of time.
Well, I finally decided enough time had passed. I have two adult children. Surely someone will want a king size bed at some point in the future. I have room to store it.
So I started to think about what kind of headboard I really wanted. For certain it had to be light colored, and I liked the idea of a padded headboard for comfort.
I decided to go with a white tufted headboard with nailhead trim and wingback sides. (See resource list below.) The tufting adds a touch a feminine detail that I find so pretty and the nailheads lend a bit of edgy fun.
My master bedroom is a work in progress that I don’t think has completely found its identity yet, but the bed has brought us significantly closer. I think the disconnect is largely because I have dark wood furniture, but the painted secretary and hutch in the corner is spot on.
Faux peonies in a vintage silver urn, floral china teacups and enamel dressing table items help communicate the modern French Country look that I crave.
And if there’s one thing better than faux peonies its fresh peonies. I have no qualms about mixing them in the same room.
I love waking up in this cheery room with spring green walls. I don’t know that I want to change that, even as I begin to go lighter and whiter in many of my rooms. I may switch the euro shams out to a crisp white, but my lovely French linens in a Pois de Senteur (Sweet Pea) pattern are something I’m still madly in love with. How pretty they look against my white tufted headboard!
As I keep returning to this corner I realize, the rest of the room could still benefit from a bit more gilding and, no doubt, some crystal drop lighting.
There’s also plenty of room for a bench at the foot of the bed, but hubby thinks he’ll trip over it. We’re currently in negotiations over that one!
The new bed is not just a headboard, and includes fabric side panels. I love the full white coverlet on the bed, but I also have the option of using it without the coverlet and exposing the panels.
(For some additional ideas on affordable headboards, you can check out THIS POST.)
It’s such a pleasure to have this one new piece in the room to really help define the direction of the space. It’s an enormous change from what it looked like before and I’m excited to move forward as the room takes shape!
White Tufted Headboard Source List
To get the look, click on the items below for direct links to the products. Where actual items were no longer available, I’ve provided similar options. If an item is out of stock but may be restocked, I left it on the list.
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- Tufted headboard
- Lilac oxford sheets and pillow cases
- Floral shams & duvet
- White Ruffled Coverlet
- Daryn Nightstands
- Painted Secretary
- Cane Back Chair
- Raw Silk Drapery Panels
- Curtain hardware
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