Leather is also very durable and long lasting. When you buy a headboard the last thing you want is to have to replace it in the near future, as you can imagine this will cost you money. With these options you are guaranteed years of use and enjoyment. In addition to this, because it’s so flexible, when you change your room design, yo will find your headboard will blend in, making it functional, practical and stylish.
For a more relaxed atmosphere, you can find colors from whites, ivories and creams to pastel shades of green, blue and pink. Also look into choosing a fabric that matches other fabric colors in the room. As opposed to the more sedate, "sleepy" soft tones, don’t be afraid to venture onto the "dark side" and choose a darker and heavier fabric for your headboard. Darker fabrics work very well in a larger master bedroom that already is quite dramatic or romantic. Deep blues, magentas and greens can be very effective for getting this effect.
Cleaning your tufted headboard mainly depends on the material used. If you have a leather tufted headboard, you first need to determine the finish of the leather before proceeding with cleaning. If you have finished leather, you need to put a small amount of moisturizing soap on a damp cloth. Bring this to lather before rubbing on to the leather without using too much water. Wipe away the lather with a fresh damp cloth and then polish with a dry towel. Treat the leather with conditioner. If your leather is unfinished, you will need to use damp cloth or sponge to rub saddle soap onto the leather. Wipe away the lather and allow to air dry. Oil the leather with preservative to keep the quality of the leather. If you use fabric like canvas, there are a lot of spray-on cleaners available in the market. Otherwise, an option would be to use a dry cleaning agent and brush. On top of that, a vacuum will be handy to take out all dusts and cleaning residues.
Measuring the headboard. The optimum height for any headboard is no higher than the midpoint of the lowest wall in the room. This is so that the headboard does not draw all of the attention away from the depth of the room, thereby making it appear smaller. The goal is to make your room look as spacious and roomy as possible, so having a headboard that only reaches halfway up the wall will help keep your room looking more open. To truly appreciate the headboard that you choose, try to find a fabric that either matches most of the other furnishings of the room, or change the furnishing to match headboard. You may also want to consider purchasing some new bed shawls, duvets, pillow covers, and other bed accessories to further compliment your bed.
Furniture: When redecorating for the fall season, consider this whimsical touch. Use wallpaper decals on your older furniture for a completely new look. Whenever redecorating bedrooms, headboards can make a huge difference in the overall feel of the room. Metal frames and headboards are big this fall, and can give the appearance of extra space. An alternative headboard idea from Better Homes and Gardens is to attach vintage hankies to an artists’ canvas and hang it above and behind the bed. For a full-room change, slipcovers are always drastic for any season. Whether you are redecorating an entire room or just looking for a seasonal alteration, throwing slipcovers over your tables and chairs can make for a nice accent to any room.
A versatile choice for those seeking a headboard is the headboard book case. This is particularly great if you are a young child, live in a dorm, or want to show off your book collection. If you also find yourself living in a small establishment and need the shelf space, here’s an answer to your problem! One other thing to consider is the paneling on the double headboard. For a stark contrast, you can have a fairly plain paneling with a natural finish, or a dark finish. There are also leather paneling options that can go with several different styles. Wrought iron and metal-work headboards are great for those seeking a truly unique look for their bedroom. You can even request to have a metal headboard made just to your liking, so put your design skills to work.
One of the added advantages of choosing leather over other headboard materials is the easy maintenance that you have to do. With wood you need to polish it regularly, watch out for chips and cracks and sometimes even re-varnish after long periods. Leather headboards are so much easier. You need to dust the headboard at least once a week, ensure it is Scotch-guarded and wipe it clean if there are any spills. The material doesn’t chip or crack, so you are guaranteed to enjoy your new headboard for years to come.
The trick with a double bed is to simplify the entire look of the room (no clutter) and go with a more "reserved" look for the room. Keep the room as clean as possible; otherwise it may look as if the bed is lost at sea with your belongings! Another trick to give your double bed more of a profound appearance in the room is to invest in a good quality headboard. You may also want to consider finding a headboard with rounded edges to further compliment the simplified look.
If you think these beds are simply practical beds, think again. They are also the perfect solution for the grandest master bedroom allowing you to combine function with the finest elegance. They can be fitted with the most luxurious brass frames or even custom velour and leather headboards. And of course, they are built to fit any type of mattress, including the highest end luxury mattresses that you normally find in the world’s best hotels.
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