Inspiration: Creative Headboards

So today as I was browsing through, I came across some really creative headboards. Headboards can be a great way of creating a focal point  and can give a bedroom that much needed wow factor when paired with accessories and the rest of the bedroom decor.  Here are some ways how.

In this bedroom, an unused fireplace mantel is converted into a striking headboard. Depending on your chosen design scheme you could go for an antique piece, a contemporary one or a solid wood surround.

This quilted headboard is the perfect solution for creating an eclectic vibe and for adding a splash of colour to a neutral schemed bedroom.  The wall art gives added interest while throw pillows give texture.

This painted headboard is a great money saving solution. A deep chocolate brown framed in red paint gives the illusion of a sumptuous bed.

This headboard made of twigs adds textural interest to the bedroom and complements  the neutral and contemporary feel of the space. The natural finish provides a great contrast to the leather accent pieces.

A driftwood headboard adds a lovely rustic touch to this bedroom and is perfect for a coastal inspired space.

picket fence headboard--cute for a little girls room.


A picket fence headboard gives a cottage feel to this bedroom. Pair it bedding and wall paint in pretty pastels for a refreshing feel.

Creative Headboard Bed Ideas for Kids Room


This kids’ bedroom uses bookshelves to create an interesting focal point while at the same time providing ample storage.

Creative Headboards!


A gallery wall with framed prints is another easy way of creating an attractive headboard. One or two colours can be taken from the artwork and used in accessories for a unified feel.



In this bedroom an antique mirror adds charm and character to the space. It also helps to reflect light within the space for an airy feel. You can, however, choose a mirror depending on your personal taste and style.

34 Cool and Creative Headboard Designs


In this bedroom, a recycled hockey stick headboard is not only creative but creates an instant eye -catching design.

Another creative option is using a rug as a headboard and they come in a variety of styles from geometrics, florals, needlepoint and so on. However, to get this look right make sure the rug is as big as your mattress or frames your nightstands. Buying a smaller rug would throw the whole scheme off balance.

lovely shutter head board.


Last but not the least is the re-purposed shutter window headboard which goes great with a rustic cottage or a French country style bedroom. A distressed finish adds a touch of history to the space and combined with soft fabrics creates a cosy feel.


Design Trend: Gold

Design Trend: Gold
Gold seems to popping up everywhere these days and the trend doesn’t seem to be fading out anytime soon. So here are some quick updates to bring this gorgeous metal into your home.

DwellStudio drum lighting

Beacon gold lamp
$485 –

Home decor
$140 –

Gold vase

Hand vase

Baobab Collection gold candle
$130 –


Iron table

Bathroom Wallpaper Tips

As wallpaper makes a huge comeback, it’s the perfect time to revamp that old bathroom and create a space that is relaxing yet stylish. Here are some tips on how to do so.

summer thornton design eclectic-bathroom

Summer Thornton

1. Make your bathroom look bigger by opting for a wallpaper that has a smaller pattern and lighter colours.

osborne and little wallpaper bathroom. look at that mirror!


2. If you wish not to wallpaper the whole bathroom, create a feature wall using a few metres of wallpaper and paint the remaining walls a solid colour.

david phillips traditional-powder-room

David Phillips

3. If your bathroom lacks windows, go for wallpaper with a lustrous finish so that light is reflected through mirrors, ceiling, walls and hardware.

cosmetics executive Jeanine Lobell and actor Anthony Edwards' NY apartment, decorated by Rafael de Cárdenas

Rafael de Cárdenas

4. Bathrooms are the perfect space for showing off bold and daring patterns. This will contrast with your tub, shower or vanity area.


6. For a simple clean look avoid patterns that are busy or have high contrast.

elizabeth gordon eclectic-bathroom

Elizabeth Gordon

7. Be creative and wallpaper a place you would least expect (like the ceiling) for a dramatic touch.

Dramatic Wallpapered Bathroom | photo Monic Richard | design Scott Yetman | House & Home

Scott Yetman

8. In a small space like the bathroom go for a pattern with a repeat of 12 inches or less. This will ensure that you see the wallpaper repeat 3 to 4 times and appreciate it more.

Melissa Miles Rufty

9. When choosing a wallpaper for your bathroom water-resistant or washable options are now available. To preserve them from moisture , add one or two layers of clear acrylic varnish over them.

*Source:  Better Decorating Bible

Black Cat

Black Cat

ANGO black lamp

Geometric rug

Fuschia rug

MDF Italia black shelve
$2,660 –

Leblon Delienne red furniture
$270 –

Tom dixon furniture
$460 –

Cameron Diaz’s Manhattan Apartment

Cameron Diaz teams up with interior designer Kelly Wearstler to create a space that is innately elegant yet homely.

In the living room, neutrals give a consistent feel. Burnished metals and lustrous minerals add warmth while the wallpaper creates textural interest. A yellow accent chair and throw pillows infuse colour into the space.

In the dining room, a jewel box effect is created using mirrored tiles and rose wallpaper which lends an elegant feel to the space.

Emerald kitchen cabinets let the brass splashback shine through. Lacquered brass detailing on the cabinets gives a unified feel while cerused ebony stained wood floors add character to the space.

In the master bedroom, layering of textures from the linen bedding to the 1950s mohair chair add warmth to the space. While a high gloss and wallpaper ceiling adds a dramatic touch.

Glass tiles with an antique finish give the master bathroom character and charm. The parchment covered vanity adds contrast. The overall look is an edgy feel.

Brass and pink onyx (on the counter-tops and wall) take center stage in the guest bathroom for a truly glamorous over the top feel. A wallpapered feature wall gives an added boldness.


                                                                                                                                                                                                 *Source: Elle Decor









Halloween Décor

Halloween Décor
This Halloween bring “spook-tacular” elegance to your home with black accents, accessories in a blank/orange colourway and statement pieces.

Acrylic mirror

Crate and Barrel throw pillow

Holiday decoration

Philippi Design frame
$49 –

Seletti home decor
$105 –

Display furniture

Black Orchid black coffee table
$1,565 –

Inspiring Bookshelves

Besides providing storage, bookcases can bring interest and functionality to a space. They help to create different zones giving each space a distinct purpose. They are used to display personal treasures and books and can enhance the quality and feel of a space giving a streamlined effect as well as a lived in feel. Below are some innovative and inspiring bookshelves that will lend character and charm to your space.

This bookcase provides open shelving to display works of art and books as well as closed storage for other personal items. Placed behind the office table, it draws attention to a separate space from that of the living area.

The bookshelves here are painted the same colour as the wall to give a recessed feel and draw attention to art and the mid-century style furniture pieces. It also provides visual contrast to the curved architectural element that separates it from the artwork.

Staggered shelves of varying lengths add interest to this space while shadow boxes placed strategically add a pop of colour. By using the same tone of wood for the shelves and floor, there is a consistent feel.

In this interior, a bespoke bookcase is built between the stairwell and wall gap to create visual impact as well as provide much needed storage space.

Bespoke bookshelves surround the window in this apartment creating visual definition. The floor to ceiling installation in wood creates a cocoon like feel to this space.

A step ladder is converted into shelving in this space to hold potted plants. Perfect for an outdoor space or indoor garden.

In this space, a bench plays the role of a bookshelf to hold valuable collectibles and books. This would be a perfect solution if you wish to go for an eclectic vibe or not invest in a bigger bookcase.

In this seating area, a bespoke wall-mounted bookcase provides storage for books and a display ledge for accessories. The top ledge then tapers off and wraps around the sectional (far left). This give a unified feel throughout the space but creates two distinct seating areas.

Source: Referans Design Blog