How to Create an Interesting Headboard on Any Budget

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The largest piece of furniture in any bedroom is the bed. So why not take advantage of it and the wall behind it to create a focal point that is not so ordinary, think of it as an opportunity to make a statement.

Use your imagination and think outside the box, look around for the unusual. A good place to start is an estate or garage sale, or a local flee market. Keep your eyes open, and remember you don’t need a large item like a door or screen to create a headboard, how about a collection of smaller items?

On this headboard the collection of oars is creative, whimsical and relates to the nautical theme of this beach front home.
Upholster headboards can be designed and built into any size and dimension it all depends on your imagination, find something that inspires you. Maybe a great fabric, or better yet, make the best out of an awkward wall.  You can incorporate lighting and decorative elements like, nailheads, ribbon and trim.


Simple construction materials can also be used for creating and decorating the wall behind the bed, maybe you don’t need a “headboard”. Try some simple stock molding to add architectural detail to the wall behind the bed, add texture, color, pattern and design with wall paper installed just on that wall. Lighting the area is also important and is another opportunity to get creative.


You can design a beautiful headboard with some paint and wall decals, like the image above. Love the chandelier!

The headboard above is made from simple construction lumber that has been nailed together and stained.  Reclaimed lumber is also a great  material to use to make a headboard like this.

When designing your bed take into consideration the other elements in your bedroom like the drapes and wall finish, the architectural features in the room. Does your room have an interesting arch, or tray ceiling or great moldings?

This headboard defiantly makes a statement.  The bold geometric fabric, the black and white contrast and grand scale of the headboard pushes the envelope. Although it might not be for everyone it is certainly very creative.
Have you created a dreamy headboard you’d like to share?  or have you been looking for a new one, we would love to hear from you.  

 

You can find beautiful decorative pillows, wall decor, area rugs and home accents  to decorate your bedroom with at Carmel Decor.

by Firoozeh Khorrami
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Turquoise & Orange, A Fun Color Combo In Interior Design

I know Emerald green is the color of the year, but I love orange and consider it a neutral color. It goes with everything, I especially like the combination of orange and blue in interior design, because it creates an electric vibe.

The addition of orange and blue makes this family room bright and cheerful.
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In this picture from Traditional Home, the Hermes boxes serve as a design element that compliments the blue glass objects on the console table.
Get creative.  How about painting an old night stand a fresh bright color; combined with crisp white sheets and a couple of complimenting pillows, and interesting accessories you can create a whole new look.
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Turquoise and Orange chevron stripes make this rug fresh and modern. This rug will liven up any indoor or outdoor space.
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Add a splash of color to any room without spending a fortune.
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By selecting colorful accessories you can transform any space without breaking the bank.
How do you like orange and turquoise?

I hope you can use these ideas to create the room you’ve been dreaming of. You can find beautiful decorative throw pillows, wall decor, rugs and home accents to decorate with at Carmel Decor. Do you have any tips you’d like to share with us?

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Enjoy decorating,

by Firoozeh Khorrami
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Flag Day – How To Decorate Using Red White and Blue


Flag Day is celebrated on June 14th, and it commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States in 1777. The official start of the summer season is Memorial Day, closing on Labor Day, with the 4th of July and Flag Day in the middle. The stars and stripes is a popular theme used in interiors and home accessory. Sometimes in its full glory and sometimes very abstract.



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a few accessories you can celebrate the American Flag.
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With a few accessories you can celebrate the American Flag.
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With a few accessories you can celebrate the American Flag.
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With a few accessories you can celebrate the American Flag.
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The summer months are a great time to display the American Flag. Do you display the American Flag in your home? Have you used red, white and blue to decorate any room in your home?

I hope you can use these ideas to create the room you’ve been dreaming of. You can find beautiful decorative throw pillows, wall decor and rugs to decorate in the patriotic theme at Carmel Decor. Do you have any tips you’d like to share with us?

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Tips On Decorating The Patio For The Summer Season

For the past week we've been enjoying the most wonderful summer weather, warm days and beautiful cool evenings. There is only 3 weeks left to the official start of the summer season, this is the perfect time for freshening up your outdoor space. Here are a few tips for decorating your patio for the Summer season.Make sure all the items you select are safe for outdoor use.  If you have a covered patio or porch, use it as a living room. A covered patio is a great; because you can place more decorative objects in the area, and it shades the hot sun.  A covered patio can be used in the spring and fall months since it provides cover for the rain.  How about placing a sofa and a couple of lounge chairs in the patio so you can enjoy a cold drink with a friend.{Baja Collection Multi - BAJ-9}

Include an area rug to give the patio warmth; there is a large selection of outdoor rugs available at very affordable prices in traditional and contemporary styles.

 

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Hurricane lamps and lanterns add the romantic glow of candle light.


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Garden stools and poufs are great to use as side tables or for additional seating.

Bring your old furniture back to life by adding a few decorative pillows and throw. During the summer months when the sun shine is hot and bright use the brightest colors like orange, turquoise and apple green.

If your plants in containers that are overgrown or dried up, this is the perfect time to replant, transplant and add fresh color to the patio. Replant your old planters with the season's brightest colored annuals.

 


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Add accessories that personalize your outdoor space. Cover large wall areas with decorative outdoor wall sculptures and art. Just like your indoor spaces art work adds texture, color and interest.

Hang an outdoor chandelier for extra glam.  A fan is also great for air circulation during the hot summer months. Make sure all the items you select are safe for outdoor use!

I hope you can use these ideas to create the outdoor room you've been dreaming of. You can find beautiful decorative throw pillows, wall decor and area rugs for the outdoors at Carmel Decor.Do you have any tips you'd like to share with us?

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