Decorating & Furniture/Bedroom


Hi Susan,

Thanks for the reply.  Actually I bought my headboard at Horchow's they have it shown in the magazine it came in cherry or bleached color. I have the bleached color.  Thanks for your advice, but the crown would be too ornate for me and I have a samll bedroom.  The tapestry I am not crazy for.  How about some pictures or perhaps a shelf.  Do you have any  pics to send me.

I appreciate it and thanks again I await your reply.

I like the idea of a series of 3 botanical prints, arched around the curve of the headboard. I especially like oval frames with Victorian era furniture. Or, one small decorative mirror. A panel of interesting wall paper trimmed out in wood moulding would be pretty, too. A found object such as a wall sculpture would be interesting. Antique stores, and museum stores have them. I don't care for shelves above headboards. Perhaps it's the fear of falling items...hah. Also, I don't think a shelf with little items has the visual power befitting the focal point of the room. I have seen it done, though. Just not a fan.

Sorry I don't have any good photos to share on the subject. If you'd like, I'd love to see your finished project.  

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Susan Matthews


I'm here to help you create a luxe look by making the most of any room within any budget. I welcome questions about furniture placement, colors, style, accessories and more.


I am a guest host and lifestyle expert for QVC - the premier home shopping network. I'm trained in redesign which entails using what you already own to create a new look. I own Decorvention - a redesign company based in the Philadelphia area. My articles have been published in national and regional publications.

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