Creating a slatted panel headboard

In my last post, I mentioned that I was making some more changes to my bedroom – and this is it! My new slatted panel feature wall created with acoustic cladding from Nature Wall (PR PRODUCT). I chose the colour ‘Natural Oak’ and it’s a really beautiful, natural finish. They have a few different colours to choose from, but I thought this one would best compliment the existing wood tones in the room.

slatted panel headboard
slatted panel headboard

Each slatted panel comes in a 2.4m length by a 60cm width (we used 2 to create this) so after cutting them in half with a circular saw, they were the perfect height to create the headboard effect at 120cm. It sits around 40cm above the headboard of my bed, which I think is a great height as it frames the bed perfectly. We installed them on top of the existing skirting board for added height and it looks great!

There is a faux chimney breast behind my bed to help support the bowing of my very old ceiling above. We (my Dad and I) panelled the whole thing rather than just behind the bed to make it a bit more of a feature. It sits perfectly behind my bedside ‘tables’ which I re-painted in Railings by Farrow and Ball to help to compliment the bed fabric/ cladding a bit better.

slatted panel headboard

I also re-painted the canvases I had behind my bed with a Valspar emulsion colour match of my rust colour cushions and Railings to compliment my recent furniture up-cycles and add a bit more drama and simplicity above the slatted panel feature. The canvases are 50cm x 70cm with a gap of around 10cm in the middle to fill out the wall. I’m really happy with how they turned out!

So, what do you think of my slatted panel headboard?!

23rd August 2020

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