How to Fake a Headboard

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  • Learn how to fake a headboard using pillows giving the room a luxe look without the expense! These headboard pillows give you a finished look in minutes!

    Learn how to fake a headboard using pillows giving the room a luxe look without the expense! These headboard pillows give you a finished look in minutes!

    How To Fake A Headboard

    As summer boating season approaches, Chris and I have been doing a few small updates and tweaks at the lake cottage. We want our home to not only be a relaxing retreat for us but for our friends and family as well.

    When we first looked at the house, I knew I wanted to keep the wallpaper in the guest bedroom. It’s so bright and cheerful you can’t help but be happy when you enter the room.

    how to make a headboard using pillows

    Making A Headboard on a Budget

    Since this is our second home, we’re on a limited budget, but want each room to feel fresh, comfortable and special. Bedding can help achieve all of the above and double as a headboard!

    Every bed needs a little height, but at this time, a headboard is not an option so I used pretty pillows to fake a headboard and make the room feel luxe!

    give the illusion of a headboard by using pillows

    To be honest, I’m not always on top of my pillow game. I love them, but find the size, number, etc to be a little challenging, so I thought I’d break it down for you in case you feel the same.

    Tips for Faking a Headboard:

    For a King, start with 3 Euro shams/pillows to create the backdrop, for a Queen or Full use 2

    Then layer with 2 standard size shams/pillows

    Finish with 2 square, a bolster or another standard size pillow

    how to arrange pillows to look like a headboard

    The Best Headboard Pillows

    You can never have too many pillows! Give me all the pillows! I just love layering textures and adding accent colors like this pretty delphinium blue.

    how to create a headboard using pillows

    how to arrange bed pillows

    You can recreate this look here that my friends at Annie Selke sent me upon request:

    Annie Selke Luxe Isabella Sham in White/Delphinium | Annie Selke Luxe Lazio Delphinium Matalasse Sham | Pine Cone Hill Laundered White Ruffle Sham | Pine Cone Hill Laundered White Ruffle Duvet Cover

    What are your best bed-making tips? I need all the help I can get for my least favorite chore. My answer is always more pillows because they make it pretty without the fuss.

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    entertaining expert and lifestyle blogger Julie Blanner

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