Today I worked on a design plan for a client that recently purchased a new upholstered headboard. The color she chose was Flax Boucle:
The challenge was trying to work the flax color in with all of the white in the room. She did not want to change anything else in the room (paint color, window treatments, etc.). She just needed help selecting bedding:
Here is the headboard with the existing blue bed linens:
I feel the existing blue linens are too light/clean to work with the beige of the headboard. I suggested trying white bed linens as our base:
Which I think is a good starting point to tie everything in the room together. See the artwork above the bed?:
It works perfect because it has the white, the flax color and different blues. (I did suggest to change to a darker frame closer to the flax color.) The existing wall color is Ben Moore Steel Blue 823. I did not want to try to match exactly, but find a stronger blue color to bring in pillows and a throw. Next, I gave her a few accent pillows to choose from:
Which one she chooses will give us a color direction for the pillows and throw. Against the flax headboard, I suggested a layer of three white euro shams, then two king shams ( in a darker blue) and then accent pillows. Normally for a king bed, I suggest a layer of two standard shams over the king shams, but she did not want so many pillows. A boudoir pillow would be nice, but that would have to be custom made.
Here is the design board so far until she chooses which accent pillow to use:
Which pillow is your favorite? I would have a hard time choosing! All three would work beautifully in her room and will tie the new headboard in with the rest of the room. I will share the completed design board when we are finished!
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