Entry #2482, June 1, 2013
Happy DIY Saturday! To all of you who are trying to make a statement in your master bedroom – why not do it with a rustic reclaimed wood headboard? Today’s DIY Saturday – watch a video showing how to make a reclaimed wood headboard, then see other ways to make a focal point over your master bed.
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Video – How to make a reclaimed wood headboard
Link to video –> How to make a reclaimed wood headboard
How to create a focal point over your master bed
Master bedroom is strictly a private place in your home where you can be completely of your own. Though it is mainly used for sleeping purpose, this room should be decorated nicely. You can bring a very dramatic and aesthetic look into your bedroom by simply creating a gorgeous focal point on the wall over the master bed.
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Use Decorative Pieces
If you do not have the ability to afford a luxurious master bed, you have to adopt a different way to create the focal point. Consider hanging some elusive artworks on the barren wall over the bed. It may not be eye catching but can still add some characters to the desolate wall. You can give a touch of grandiosity by adding one or two antique scones over the artworks. Instead of using artworks, you can create the same effect by hanging a single decorative piece on the wall over the bed. Opt for pieces that will take colors from adjacent walls and will not contend with your bed and bedding.
Create a Luxurious & Bold Statement
If you want to bring a jaw-dropping look into your bedroom, invest on a grand and expensive master bed. A bed with a majestic decorative canopy combined with wonderfully patterned headboard standing tall against the wall will look great in a bedroom. For making it more attractive, you can use bold-colored leather or fabric on the headboard. Your bed should also be soft and covered with lush sheets and comfy pillows so that it creates an inviting effect. If your bedroom is considerably high, create a nice, bottom-to-ceiling focal point by using decorative fabrics or wallpaper on the wall behind the bed.
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Clever Use of Light
A large window can possibly be the most inexpensive way of creating a focal point in the bedroom. A light source – natural or artificial – can be a great focal point and add an instant appeal over your bed. In case of window, you can use blinds, curtains, or cellular shades to control the sunshine. In case of artificial lighting, try to use a more diffuse light instead of a strong bulb on the ceiling. Use a nightstand lamp or a lantern covered with canvas or thin bamboo sticks to create an interesting look. A unique lighting spot can also be created by hanging a pendant light or chandelier over the bed.
Architectural features can also be used as a central point of attraction. A nice furniture item or accessory made of wood or iron can instantly catch the attention. The same effect can be created with a brick or textured wall. Painting the wall behind the bed in a different way can also fulfill your purpose.
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A striking focal point will make your bed feel great. Besides highlighting the master bed, it will also enhance the look of the wall.