I’ve wanted to update our master bedroom suite for ages, and have gazed longingly at catalogues featuring white furniture, velvet headboards, and the like.
But … it just hasn’t happened yet (for several reasons, all too boring to go into here).
Our current furniture felt too dark and heavy, especially after I bought some beautiful new bed linen in my favourite aqua and teal colours.
Then I realised that what I was really pining for, was a fabric bedhead. Maybe there was a way that I could do a bit of budget DIY in the meantime?
Next time I was out shopping, I tried to find a suitable fabric. I had my heart set on a taupe velvet headboard; alas, when I looked in store it seemed there was every colour of the rainbow, except the one that I wanted. Could something else work?
My No-Sew Velvet Headboard Cover
Eventually I settled on teal, and paid the princely sum of $12 for the required amount of material for my project. I was worried it would be too bright, but now I think it pulls everything together nicely, and taupe would have been too dull!
The best thing (apart from the low price)? Crushed velvet is a stretch fabric, which means it’s very forgiving AND it doesn’t fray – no sewing required – hooray!
I managed to fashion my new velvet headboard with less than 2 metres of fabric, and half a dozen safety pins.
You might also notice that we got some new lamps as well – a few months ago now – for only $20 each – another bargain!
I’m feeling pretty chuffed with my budget solution to my decorating problem, it really does make our room feel more like a boudoir – just in time for when I had my glamour photos done recently!
And should I get sick of it … or finally get that new bedroom suite, I can turn the fabric into cushions or a kitty blankie (I’m sure Miss Fleur will approve)!
Do you have a velvet headboard? What was your last decorating project?!
Linking up with Kylie Purtell for IBOT.