Welcome back to week four of the One Room Challenge. If this is your first visit, you can catch up on the earlier weeks here: week 1, week 2, and week 3. You can also see all the other creative participants and linking participants here.
This week I’m so excited that I can reveal my natural Roman shades to you. I had them made by Horizons Window Fashions. I ordered them on a Saturday and they were delivered nine days later! I think that’s super fast. (I once ordered Plantation shutters for a client, and we finally installed them 7 months later!) If you’re a designer and are looking for a good source for this type of window treatment, I highly recommend them. You get a look to Conrad shades for a fraction of the cost. Anyway, here they are:
I had them lined for privacy but not blackout. I’m realizing it’s very hard to take good pictures of these windows. If anyone has suggestions for good ways to photograph windows (especially ones with such a dismal view) let me know!
On to my second task for the week: to somehow make my short headboard seem taller in a room with 10 foot ceilings. My initial plan was to just heighten the appearance of the headboard by hanging a grouping of art or plates over it. Below are some great inspiration photos for this idea. The first two use wall brackets for display–I love this idea.
I also love this look with plates and antlers on display over the headboard.
And this is really pretty with the framed intaglios over the bed.
While I was pondering what to hang over my bed, I realized that several inches of the headboard was lower than the top of my mattress. My headboard is on legs (that you can see in this picture.)
It dawned on me finally (it is week 4!) that I could remove the legs and hang the headboard on the wall to raise it up several inches. So that’s what I did. I unscrewed the legs and added these rings on each side. Then I hung the headboard with large picture hanger hooks.
You can see in the before and after photos below that it’s an improvement. (The after photo was taken seconds before my dog, Samson, tried to photobomb my pic again.) I am still planning on adding a group of objects over the bed too though, and I’ll reveal that in week #6.
Please check back next week when I finally figure out the bench situation at the foot of my bed.
Have a good week!