For an unexpected headboard, use a decorative element that’s not typical for a bedroom. Consider painted wooden window shutters, a decorative wall divider that can lie flat and be attached to the wall, or an ornate iron panel painted a fun color. Just make sure to place oversized pillows in front of this kind of installation or hang it where your head can’t touch it.
Drapes and shades are a fundamental element to make a space feel warm, and I also like to use rugs to make the space feel softer. There should always be an inviting area to sit, read, and relax.
Pendant lights come in all sizes and styles, from simple glass orbs to delicate crystals, and are a fabulous way to turn an ordinary bedroom into an extraordinary haven. Look for pendant lights with cutwork or jewel-like openings. When illuminated in the dark, the lights will cast a radiant jewel-box glow in your bedroom.
Design tip: Try adding a decorative component to the exterior surface of the foldout piece. A painted pattern on the back of a closed table or desk would add a visually interesting element to the room.