The bedroom of your home is a place where you relax after a long day. So the décor and furnishing of the room should reflect this and be soothing and calming. One of the main component of bedroom décor is the furniture you choose for the bedroom, particularly the bed. A queen sized bed with a modern design and a great headboard can make your bedroom look cozy and inviting. If you have a queen sized bed in your bedroom and if it does not come with a headboard, then there are many ways in which you can make one yourself. But before making a headboard for your bed, you should be aware of the popular headboard designs and styles. Choose a headboard design that matches the style of your bed and also the decor of the bedroom. If you have a simple queen sized bed, then the right design of headboard can instantly transform the plain bed into a stunning one.
Headboard Plans for Queen Beds
Queen beds are smaller than king sized beds but are larger than a double bed. They are the most popular choice in small as well as large and luxurious bedrooms. To jazz up the look of a queen bed, installing a headboard is a great idea. But what are some headboard designs that you can make at home? To help you choose the right design and pattern of headboard for your queen bed, given below are a few ideas.
Using a Window or a Door for a Headboard
One of the best headboard designs for a queen bed is to make it using a window or a door that is not in use. An old door made of solid wood can be refinished and cut to the proper dimensions to make a headboard. If you can find a door with a strip of crown molding covering it, then it will give the headboard a very elegant and chic look. Even old closet doors can be made into headboards for queens bed by cutting them into the required dimensions before painting them in colors matching your bedroom walls. You can even transform window frames into headboards by removing the glass in the window panels and installing fabric in its place. The beauty of using window frames as headboards is that it gives a very rustic and natural look to the bedroom and you can change the fabric installed for a completely new look.
If you want a luxurious and decadent look in your bedroom, then the best way to create this ambiance is to opt for upholstered headboard. You can make an upholstered headboard very easily at home. All you need to do is choose the right fabric and attach it to thick plywood that is first covered with batting (cotton wool or synthetic fiber stuffing). You can vary the dimensions of the plywood to suit your design sensibilities. In a small room with a high ceiling, an extra high upholstered headboard in a small geometric or floral pattern will look absolutely divine. For a larger room you can opt for a normal sized headboard which is upholstered in swaths of luxurious fabrics like satin or velvet in a deep rich color.
If you are looking for inexpensive headboard ideas for queen beds, then how about using artist’s canvas as headboards. Cover the artist canvas with any fabric of your choice and prop it against the bed. Alternatively you can purchase several smaller artists canvas and mount some coordinated colorful handkerchief or scarves. You can also mount some of your favorite photographs, grouped together to make a charming headboard.
Headboards add a touch of elegance and whimsy to any bedroom. It gives the bedroom a polished look and makes the room look more inviting and cozy. Choose a headboard that best reflects the ambiance that you are aiming to create. The right headboard design goes a long way in setting the tone and ambiance of the bedroom, so choose one with care.