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Room Therapy: How Can I Revamp This Headboard?

Hi Casa!

So, I've just been given this Ikea bed, and it completely doesn't work with my style or my apartment. It was free though, so i couldn't turn it down. I'd love to do something creative to cover up the metal headboard, as my style is more bohemian florals than industrial minimalism! I'm looking for some inspirations...any suggestions?


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Hi Northbeachalex,

My first thought is to paint or powdercoat the frame in a more cheerful color. This would take away a lot of the mimimalist tone of the headboard, without too much trouble or monetary output on your part. In fact, I think it would add a fun, modern chinoiserie touch to the room, if done in the right color. Another idea is to create a fabric panel that could fit over the headboard. This would definitely require some sewing skills though, and might prove to be expensive if you chose to have an upholsterer attempt the project. However, if you're up for the task and in need of some inspiration, check out this Flickr set, which I tracked down through Ikea Hacker.

Let me know if this helps!

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