Are you planning to enter the Apartment Therapy Bedroom Contest? I’m sure a lot of people think it’s too simple, but I love our bedroom. It’s pared back but personal, with a wall of DIY art, lamps we love (they have light up bases!), textured linens that disguise wrinkles (hooray), and colourful details like vintage planters for corralling clutter, a vintage enamel bowl that makes me giddy, and handmade accent pillows. The pièce de résistance, though, is the metal headboard I designed that my grandpa welded. I’m not sure you’ve ever seen the entire design because the pillows hide it . . .
. . . but here it is:
Hubby & I welded a desk awhile ago, so now I can truly appreciate the work that my Papa did welding the headboard and matching nightstands. In my opinion, a metal headboard can make a room. I think the magic is the versatility of metal beds. Sometimes a lick of spray paint is all it takes to turn even a really simple or outdated style into something quirky and fun. Truthfully, I often think about painting ours a bright turquoise or yellow.
Metal beds, especially wrought iron, get bonus points for being so versatile. Depending on what they are paired with, a metal bed can suit a beach house or really modern space, look cottage chic, give off an industrial vibe or just be eclectic.
I’m definitely a fan of metal beds, especially ours. What kind of headboard/bed do you have and what makes you love it?