Fabric and decorating go hand in hand. Fabric is a great way to introduce color and texture into almost any room.

Our master bedroom has been a work in progress for several months. The first decision we made was the color pallet, and we decided on gray, yellow, white, and black. After that decision was made, I searched for the perfect fabric for our headboard. I was REALLY excited to find this fabric at Home Fabrics and Rugs for only $5.99 a yard. Sidenote: Home Fabrics is by far my favorite fabric store, and I have bought fabric there at $1.00 a yard multiple times. I get butterflies thinking about it!

The total cost of the headboard was right around $80.00.

The headboard consists of 17 upholstered blocks. Believe me, this project has been tedious. With the help of my husband, we configured the measurements to make sure that each block was precisely the same size and pattern. The image below shows more of the process, but detailed instructions can be found HERE.
To balance out the room, I chose an array of pillows in differing sizes and textures. One of the biggest myths in decorating is that you must MATCH your fabrics throughout your space. I do not like “matchy matchy,” so I tend to choose fabrics that complement each other but are very different. As you can see in the image below, the pillows carry on the color scheme and are all different textures and styles.
The yellow bedside tables were $15.00 each a the local thrift store, and I painted and glazed them to create the look I was going for. To see the YELLOW furniture transformation and instructions goHERE.

The lamps were also a real find at $8.00 each at the local thrift store. I sprayed them an oil rubbed bronze color to also match the color scheme.

I decided to add another punch of color by folding up some yellow fabric across the base of the bed to introduce more yellow into the room. I think it adds a good balance to the room.

The headboard was designed to be the focal point of the room, and it is extremely big. It takes up the whole wall! I LOVE IT! I hope you like it too.
All in all, I’m thrilled with how this bright and cheery room turned out!

This project is part of a decorating contest over at SYTYCD. Head on over to see the great projects, and don’t forget to vote for your favorite two! ?

We also linked this project to several linky parties found HERE.


  1. Dave and Natasha says

    Wow, Brooke, this is AWESOME! I LOVE it! Before I even looked at SYTYCD I knew you already would win this week…

  2. says

    my fav. is the HEADBOARD FOR SURE! I am so ready for a cool headboard idea! ALSO love the yellow damask fabric you put at the foot of your bed. That is exactly what it needed to add the right balance of yellow. GOOD JOB, I so LOVE YOUR ROOM AND COLORS!

  3. Kristina Carter says

    hi, my friend told me about this blog. I am a designer and currently working on my kitchen / living room. I am also doing gray, white, yellow, and black and found great fabric at home fabric as well. Sounds like we have some things in common.

  4. The Yoder's Four says

    I can't believe how awesome this turned out! You are SO ambitious, Brooke. I've never even seen that headboard idea before but it is absolutely fabulous. I'm going to go vote for you.

  5. says

    These are the colors I have been thinking about ever since I saw Traditional Home magazine last month. What paint color do you have on the wall? I love it.

  6. says

    Wow. I don't even know what to say about that headboard except "wow". I love the pattern in the fabric and all of the different pillows you used. The whole effect is just stunning.

  7. says

    Holy Cow! You are so talented! I love this! I agree with some of the others, mine would turn out all weird! I would have to use a solid, or a pattern that you couldn't tell if it was crooked!!! You guys inspire me!

  8. Laura says

    Your room looks great!!

    I wanted to find out about the lamp spray paint, you called it an "oil rubbed bronze" color. I have been looking all over (Ace, Home Depot, Wal-mart) for an oil rubbed bronze color for a new-to-me light fixture for my kitchen. Where did you find your paint and what brand is it??

    Thanks so much for the help!!

  9. says

    That room looks amazing! You're so creative! I love the yellow on the bed. Please share where you got it? Is it a coverlet or did you buy that yellow fabric from home fabrics as well?

    I love your blog! I don't have a lot of time lately to check my usual blogs but I find time to check you guys out everyday! I'd say you've probably inspired about 90% of my living room. THANKS!

  10. says

    Girls, you are so good. I absolutely loved this and you deserved to win the week. I just visited Home Fabrics in Orlando when I was visiting my parents due to you! It was like heaven on earth…although, I must catch one of their $1/yard sales.

  11. says

    It's beautiful! Great job! I'm featuring a link in the DIY Project Parade. Feel free to grab an "I'm Featured" button. 😉 Thanks so much for sharing your creativity!



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