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I have been thinking about doing this for years, and i feel i just may get to this project this winter.
I found a DIY link to making padded cornices out of Foam Insulation Board... looks simple enough. And would do the headboard in the same manner. [and have to figure out how to attach it to the wall.]
The main question I have is... where my bed sits, between two windows... the width of the bed is exactly the width of the space between said windows. So the headboard will come to the edges of the windows on each side... I just dont know if that would look stupid or not.
I plan to leave the walls the same color. I'm going to use the curtain panels to make the headboard and cornice boxes, and go with new Cream colored panels [looking at the black out / insulated ones, probably pocket rod type] I also plan to pull back the curtains in the same manner, to the sides, away from the bed.
My other option is to move the bed here... where the dresser is...
if i did that, then I could make the head board a few inches wider than the bed.
unless that would look silly too?
I've been contemplating getting a metal head board [all my furniture is Oak and i have not been able to find an oak headboard] Or i was thinking of a platform bed... both of which are more money then a foam headboard
It looks good with the furniture rearranged! I like your cornices also. Great job!
My daughter made my Grandson a headboard. She took a large piece of plywood, covered it in heavy batting and then covered all of that with a striped sheet that matched his bedding and the back of his comforter. It is the width of the bed, maybe a little wider, but it looks good. It stands quite a few feet above his mattress.
I do not have a picture...sorry. He also has pillow cases and toss pillows to match. He has the curtains that match also, with dark blue tie backs. His comforter is dark blue. It looks really good!!!!
If you look at the HGTV site you might get some ideas or google "make a headboard" you might get some ideas. They have really done some different ones over the years. You might try used furniture shops as well.
tcs1366 - Look on HGTV. They have a lot of ideas for headboards. One of the ones I liked was made with a tin ceiling tile. They also use paintings, shelves, etc as a headboard that is attached to the wall. I believe that they also had instructions on how to make a padded headed board. I can't use anything like that in my bedroom because of the dust it would collect. The last oak furniture I got was a dinning room table that was made by the amish. I don't know if you could find a store or web page carrying something similar or not.