From START to FINISH – the making of a headboard

Headboards –  especially an upholstered headboard, is one of my favorite pieces of furniture.

Not only are they cozy to lean your head against when you’re reading in bed at night or watching TV.  A headboard is for me the automatic start to a bedroom design. It offers an instant and pretty focal point and defines the cozy spot where you sleep, which is, yeah, the whole point of the bedroom!  There are items I would spend money on in a home, and items I wouldn’t. The headboard is a place I would not hold back. A bedroom without a headboard is like a human without a head to me. (okay one of my more lame quotes..) But really it’s just such a fun and useable piece…

Hot Pink Lily Headboard

I’m slowly creating more and more privately designed products on to LiveLikeYou because I want certain items that I can’t find anywhere else so I design them.

Headboards offers another area to define your style. I however do often go for a solid headboard so that it can come with you even when you move or redesign. Really a nicely done headboard you can have for life.

I personally love beautiful, lush but durable velvets for a chic look.

I have a million bed designs. First I draw a ton of different ideas.

And then I draw a bunch more.

After drawing on paper, I come up with the measurements and scale.  Then I head to the work room where they are made. There my drawing has been done on the wood base.

I always go in and fix shapes so they curves are just they way I want them.

It always looks different when you see it in the real size.

After that…

…it gets cut.

After cutting it out a thick layer of padding is added to the front of the headboard  (see picture below in article).

The back of all the headboards get white plain fabric with trim for a neat look, and so that they easily can go up against the wall.

It’s gets covered all over including the legs.

The last step is adding the nail heads.

I love nail heads.

And this is what it looks like when it’s done.

Black Lily Headboard

When a customer orders one, we ask for the exact bed height just so we can get the best custom fit for their mattress. The headboard can just stand against the wall with the bed pushed against it, or it can be screwed on to the bed frame. Either one works well. I prefer just to let it sit against the wall because that stays put very well. In these pictures you see only the top of the legs, but it’s approximately 20″high where the actual back starts.

Grey Lily Headboard

This shape comes in GRAY….

Yellow Lily Headboard


Here is a little sneak peek at another shape called JULIETTE HEADBOARD.

This particular one was made for a little girl’s bedroom in NYC, but it will soon be available on the site.

This is what it looks like with just the padding on it.

This is what makes it so comfortable!

Here the fabric is going on.

And here is the headboard complete in the work room. This design has buttons.

And here is a JULIETTE headboard in hot pink in a client’s daughter’s room.

Hope you enjoyed seeing how they are done.

If you have any questions regarding headboards e-mail me at [email protected].

Happy Monday!

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  2. great publish, very informative. I’m wondering why the other experts of this sector do not notice this.
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