I recently moved into a new apartment and I’ve been running around trying to decorate the place. My new bedroom is MASSIVE at 12×18 feet with HUGE walls. I’ve got all my furniture set up in a way that I’m happy with, but now I’m trying to find ways to store my “stuff” and fill the space on the walls to make everything in the room not feel so, well, small.
My biggest obstacle? The wall space above my bed. I toyed with the idea of getting a bunch of artsy prints I have framed, but even buying super basic, cheap frames ($9.99 each) will still be pricey since I need to frame either six or nine to really utilize the space — and do I really need any more prints? I already have scores of photos on every surface and other areas of the walls. Overkill, I would say.
So my dear friend suggested a pretty cool idea… to hang fabric above the bed from a curtain rod, as she’s done in her own bedroom. It’s a great (cheap) way to fake a headboard! I think I just might try it…
This is what I’m working with…
As you can see, that’s one bare + boring wall. The room is crisp, fresh and fun, but I really want something to cozy it up. Here are a few other ideas I like, or that would just look damn good against that huge wall.
This is my favourite for sure. The room divider. It would look super sharp in white, set against the teal walls, and bring a cozy, vintage feel that I badly want to incorporate into the decor.
Fun/abstract art is also something I considered. But I’m worried it would be too much with the busy pattern in the quilt, and the other photos + prints found around the room.
I think orange would pop really nicely against the teal walls. I hope to eventually find/make some orange throw pillows to round out the bedding and accent details.
What do I do?? How did you solve your headboard dilemma?
(Photos via pinterest)