decisions, decisions…

For Christmas I have asked Nick to make me a headboard for our bedroom. It’s something we’ve always been lacking and I figured if I asked for it as a Christmas present with December 25 as a deadline, it will finally get done :) Of course, I need to do my part and choose a fabric, and decisions are not my strong suit.

So far I have narrowed it down to three choices. Our walls are a neutral warm light “bray” (brown-gray), and our bedding is simple white with a dark teal stitched border detail.

1. Braemore Gazebo Cloud
2. Portfolio Capparis Spa
3. Portfolio Capparis Sunshine

If you’re a Young House Love reader, you probably recognize the first fabric — it’s what they used on their headboard, which ultimately inspired me to tackle make Nick tackle this project. It has “my” colors and it has a nice organic feel to it, so I was immediately drawn to it. But then the other two are a little more poppy and my style, although I’m not sure how they would look on a headboard.

What would your choice be? Are there any other fabrics out there you think I should see to make my decision even more difficult? :)


  1. I love all of these, but would go with one of the two on the right. I like that they’re a little more graphic. And the colors just comes down to what else is going on in the room (paint, bedding) and if you want a soft accent (middle fabric) of a bolder pop (right hand fabric). Can’t wait to see it!

  2. I like #2. I like the bright colors of #3 too but I think the more muted colors will work better in the long run. You can add bright throw pillows and/or a blanket to add more color. This way if you get sick of the bright stuff it’s easier to change out. Can’t wait to see the finished product!

  3. I like #3 but #2 might be better b/c you can spice it up with pillows (like Dana said). Hope you post the final headboard! GO NICK!

  4. Ooh, what fun! The one on the left looks a little bit Victorian grandma to me. I’m much more drawn to the modern shapes in 2 and 3. Although, they all kind of have the same feeling if you squint. #2 would have to be my pick, I love the soothing palette.

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