As we've mentioned before, you're bed is the largest piece of furniture in the room and most often the focal point. Don't leave it, well, floating, for lack of better word.

Your bed needs to be visually anchored in order to look complete and comfortable in the space. There are a couple ways you can go about this.

Coastal Inspired Bedroom
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1. Place a favorite piece of artwork above your bed. It can be original canvas art, an architectural piece (such as an antique door) or even a series of art pieces or frames. Just make sure that your not hanging anything that is too small (or large) for the size of bed and overall wall width/height. Whatever you choose to hang above the bed, make sure it is slightly narrower than your bed. The height of the piece will depend on the height of your ceilings.


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2. If you don't have a proportionate or appropriate piece of artwork above to anchor your bed invest in a headboard. Headboards, especially upholstered headboards are all the rage right now. Not only do you have your choice of custom shapes, since they can be custom cut out of wood, you have thousands (literally!) fabric options you to choose from.

Nailhead Trim Detail
(Image courtesy of CocoCozy)

Once you have narrowed down the style, shape and upholstery for your headboard you can get creative with trim options. Nail heads (think rustic leather sofa) look stunning when outlining a natural linen headboard.


Think you're going to be updating the bedroom frequently, or moving  the furniture from room to room? No problem. Spend your money on a custom slipcovered headboard (available at Itty Bitty Bella, twin-king). You can select the style/fabric that you love right now, and not feel guilty when you're ready for a new fabric down the road. It's much easier and cost effective to replace the slipcover than to order an entirely new headboard. You could even go so far as to have one slipcover for each season!

Whether you want upholstered or slipcovered, don't forget to complete your bedroom escape with a headboard. If you haven't checked them out yet, there are fantastic examples of both at Itty Bitty Bella.

- The Girls at Bella Vita

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