As I mentioned in last Wednesday's post, today I have a great post for all you bed-less readers out there! I'm going to include this in a laid back series of posts I've done about beautifying our master bedrooms. Here are some of the others included: Tea Towels Turned Pillow CasesLamp Shade DIYIkea Rast Hacks
So now I'd like to show you some beautiful bed and headboard options for a queen size mattress, all under $500! It didn't surprise me to find good headboard options for under 500 dollars, but a whole bed for under that price?? Thats pretty amazing.
Bed's can be very expensive, but hopefully this post has given you hope that you don't have to break the bank to make your room feel more beautiful and complete.
Do you have a bed or headboard? What are your thoughts about each of them?
We have quite the conundrum going on in my apartment right now. We are at a weird turing point and its hard to know what to do with my boys room, specifically their beds. I have two kids, 4.5 and 2.5 years old. The four year old is in a toddler bed, and my two year old is in a crib. The truth of the matter is we went with the toddler bed instead of a twin bed because of the size of their room... it has a weird layout which makes it seems small. But my four year old is getting too big for his bed. Like, he lyes down on his pillow and his feet are touching the end! My two year old is content in his crib, but I feel like its time to get him out of there and he's at a stage where he'd be happy switching over (he occasionally asks to take naps in his brothers bed and sleeps in a toddler bed when we visit grandma).
So what to do? I might bite the bullet and get two twin size beds for these growing boys. Which means I'd have to do some major rearranging in their room, and probably sell a couple furniture pieces... which isn't always a bad thing. I wish I felt comfortable with bunk beds... but I know a bone is going to end up broken with my thrill seeking two year old. And I wish I liked the idea of a trundle bed more... they just seem like a pain to me.
I really love upholstered beds. So thats primarily what I'm going for here, but definitely keeping an open mind if there is a cool wood option too. I don't want something childish... if I'm going to spend a decent amount of money on a bed I want it to last for a long time!
So here are a few options I've found so far -
What advice can you give me about beds for children? Bunk vs. trundle? Upholstered vs. wood vs. metal? Buying vs. DIY? Bed vs. headboard? I know I'd prefer a bed, but I'm surprised with how hard it is to find a great twin size bed option for boys that are reasonably priced (girls are easy-peasy. There are so many cute feminine beds out there). Boys bedding is also a sore point for me too.
Stay tuned for next Monday's post. I've found some FANTASTIC bed options for adults, and all are very inexpensive! Get excited... cause I definitely am!
Dani has a bit of a dilemma. She has a room that is well used, well organized, and well stuffed. There is not a lot of negative space, except above the bed. This of course is kind of anti-climatic as you want the bed to be the focal point of the BEDroom. So how do we draw the eye towards the bed and help give it the visual weight that it deserves? We go UP!
To balance all the weight around the room, you really have to crown the head of the bed. I have a few suggestions for you.
I love this option because of the drama! The contrast is fierce, and the details would be really easy to scale to fit the space; totally customizable and mostly just paint.
This option is sweet and serene, always nice descriptions of a restful bedroom. I think this option would work equally well with either paper or fabric.
This headboard seems more masculine, but maybe that means you can get some really great feminine bedding to balance it all out. I love that it would hide wiring for a lamp or two. Lucky for Dani she has a very handy husband who I think could rig something similar.
I love the height on this headboard. It would work well in Dani's space because the headboard ifself is narrow, and their wall is not very wide; I think the proportions could be just right.
Which one of these images is your favorite? Vote below to tell us. Happy weekend everybody :)
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