Happy Thursday and welcome to another decor “Quick Fix” feature. Today you’re in for a treat as the uber talented Shavonda of SG Style shares a simple and stylish cure for the common headboard…Not that a neutral headboard is boring, but sometimes you just need a change!
Shavonda has this amazing ability to infuse color and mix patterns in her charming bungalow. We first connected on Instagram when she shared a little about her downsizing journey. It was so refreshing to hear her take on saying goodbye to a large, underutilized home and choosing to maximize every inch of a smaller home. (I’m so draw to this idea of down-sizing right now…anyone else??)
Shavonda has a great series on her blog that tackles the challenges of decorating a small space. If you’re in need of some ideas and inspiration to maximize your square footage, Shavonda is your girl!
SHAVONDA’S “QUICK FIX”: Drape A Textile Over a Headboard
Hi Everyone! Im so excited to be here hijacking Heather’s blog today sharing with you my decorating Quick Fix. Ok so here’s the thing…I’m completely in love with global inspired textiles. I’m talking kanthas, mudcloths, sarapes, suzanis, kilims, all of it. I’m also a total textile hoarder, and there’s not an ounce of shame in my game.
As an incurable rearranger, I’m constantly looking for ways to add to or reinvent my spaces. I’ve found there’s no better way to do so than with textiles. They are such a fast, easy , and commitment –free way to add color and pattern to any room…especially those that are otherwise fairly neutral.
Dilemma: In my bedroom things were looking a little too beige for my liking, but I didn’t want to paint. I loved our tufted headboard and thought it was pretty, but something just felt off about the room.
Solution: Simply draping an indigo mud cloth over the plain headboard was the perfect way to bring in a shot of color and added textural element to the room. And the best thing about it is it can easily be swapped out for another look (which around my house will probably happen much sooner than later). I love the boho vibe draped textiles bring to the table. They work draped over headboards like mine, draped over sofas and benches, and even hung on the wall as art.
And check her awesome DIY oversized artwork. You won’t believe what she used to make it! (Hint: It’s cheap and you might already have it in your pantry.)
I used the “blanket drape” trick over the headboard in our master bedroom. I’ve had the headboard for four years was feeling kind of “blah” about it lately. I wanted to add cozy texture to the space, so I chose a neutral and furry blanket.
After seeing Shavonda’s bold textile choice, I’m totally considering swapping it out this spring for something with a bolder print. That’s the beauty in this tip…It’s perfect for the keeping things fresh without spending a lot of money.
BONUS TIP: Look for large scarves or wraps that could also be used to drape over your headboard.
Q: Anyone going to give this a try? Let us know!
In case you’ve missed any of the past posts in the “Quick Fix” Series…
Little Black Door: Lampshade Covers
The Makerista: Using Greenery in Styling
Primitive & Proper: Hide an Unused Fireplace
Thistlewood Farms: White Dishes Freshen ANY Room
Beth of Design Post: Three Words to Style By
Michaela Noelle Designs: Bookshelf Styling Tips