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A pair of salvaged monastery beds form a dramatic headboard. The linen curtains hung behind the headboard add a casual touch to the scene and hide the room's window. An ornate wrought-iron bench sits at the foot of the bed and serves as a catchall for extra blankets. Natural elements, such as the wood dresser-turned-nightstand and sisal rug, add a casual touch to the room's elegant accents.

Rustic Charm - Part of the appeal of old-world styles is the rough-edged quality. Modern creature comforts, however, are something few would give up for the sake of authenticity. In this bedroom, coarsely woven fabrics in earthy tones cover the tall headboards and drape to the floor as bed skirts. The bedding is tightly woven modern material for comfort.

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How to Make a Padded Headboard for a Bed

A bed (and bedroom) can look bare without a headboard. It doesn't take much, even a simple DIY headboard like this one really changes the room! Get the how-to instructions here: