Smart Design Solutions: Corner, Wraparound Headboards for Kids

Smart Design Solutions: Corner, Wraparound Headboards for Kids

Carrie McBride
Jan 12, 2015
(Image credit: Glamour Nest)

Sure, beds in the corner aren't usually ideal. It's difficult to make the bed and having the biggest piece of furniture against the wall can throw off the visual balance. But sometimes, especially in a small room, it's the best or only option. Faced with this scenario, consider a wraparound, upholstered headboard. It creates soft padding against the wall for young, active sleepers and creates a comfortable, sofa-like hangout space. Here are some great examples:

Tasked with making this tiny space into a bedroom for a toddler, Jessica McClendon of Glamour Nest chose to embrace the size and make it super cozy with a padded, wraparound headboard. Since the room lacks any place space on the floor, it makes the bed much more suited for reading and play.

This wraparound adds comfort as well as a lot of color in this mostly white children's bedroom.

Kerry of Homecrush created this corner headboard for her teenage son who was ditching his bunk bed for something more mature. She gives thorough instructions on her blog if you'd like to try it.

Multiple windows in a bedroom is great for nice light, but can limit furniture placement. Here the corner headboards add color and symmetry.

This bold red corner headboard adds a lot of definition to the sleeping area and echoes the other pops of red around the room.

Placing these twin beds in the corner was the only viable option in this small room. Not only are the curved corner headboards unique, the shape evokes the ocean waves visible from this oceanfront house.

This vibrant space was made over by a team from Vera Bradley for a college student. The upholstered L-shaped headboard will be helpful for staying comfortable while studying in bed.

Designer Carla Aston created this queen-size corner-wrapped bed as part of a showhouse feature. She envisioned the bed as a place for a teen to hang out with her friends or use as a workspace with a laptop.

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