I’ve been pretty confident in my design decisions up until now. I know what I like, and I’ll search the ends of the earth to find it. (Once a librarian, always a librarian.) But the predicament in our master bedroom has me stumped. There’s no other way to arrange it, the bed in our “master” bedroom has to go in front of a window. The room is fairly small and I think the best arrangement will be putting it under the window on the left side of the picture below.
Ok, so that’s settled, right? Well, yes and no. Truth is, we’re running low on funds (a huge post on budgeting is coming soon), so I’m not keen on spending even a couple hundo for a bed. I also want a bed that is low to the ground, as to not block all the natural light from the window, so we’re going to build something ourselves. I’d like a bit of storage underneath the bed for socks and undies– a simple box with drawers will do. (Similar to what we built in the Airstream.) Buuuuuut, here comes the hard part, what should we do for a headboard?
Here’s the options I’m thinking:
This DIY option is so lovely, and it’s what I was leaning to for a long time, but I haven’t been able to find a fabric that speaks to me. Also, am I a tufted gal? I don’t know.
I like the minimalism of this pegboard headboard. I’d cut it to fit around the window, as to not block the light. It’d also be really easy to make.
This leather headboard is $1,500, but I think I could DIY it for much, much less. I’d expand it past the bed and again, cut it to fit around the window. I love the look of leather and the texture that it brings to a room.
Or, I realize the picture above has a very small headboard, but I could go with the easiest option: no headboard at all and just do a dark accent wall.
What do you think? Am I overthinking this? Yes, probably, but I’d still love to hear your opinions!