Earlier this week I shared the stunning curtains that I just bought from Minted. I think that they totally make the room and it wouldn’t look half as good without them. Believe it or not though, these curtains almost didn’t happen. This is due to the fact that the only place for our bed is between these two windows. I had to get creative to figure out how to mount a headboard with space for curtains.
In case you’re wondering it’s this headboard. Originally the headboard came with legs, but the electrical baseboard heaters conflicted with those.
This is where we started, with an exposed old telephone box, and a headboard that is wider than the two windows. I also needed room for the two shades to roll up and down daily.
**This post contains affiliate links, meaning that if you purchase anything from these links it helps keep BrightGreenDoor running at no extra cost to you!** I started out by finding the studs behind the headboard and mounting two of these Z Clips there.
Here’s a close up of what they look like. I love using these anytime I hang anything heavy.
After hanging the clips, I had to determine where they needed to be on the headboard to hit the ones I had mounted to the studs. Next up I cut down some boards as spacers between the headboard and wall. I actually ended up adding a third one after I took this picture. I just screwed them directly into the headboard, and then into each other. I also put some at the bottom of the headboard so that it wouldn’t angle back towards the wall. One important note here is that the wood is not centered on the headboard, it’s placed according to where the brackets on the studs are. I also tried to keep the wood as close to the middle as possible leaving room for the curtains behind the headboard.
Once I had hung the brackets it was as simple as lifting the headboard and placing it into the brackets.
Here is a side shot so that you can see how the brackets work.
Now there is plenty of room to raise and lower the shades, without having the headboard conflict with them.
After adding in the curtains I decided to add an additional piece of wood. Here you can see how it looks with just a bit more space.
I love how the curtains fit comfortably behind here, without being smashed by the headboard. I also love that this setup allows you to use curtains where you may not have been able to in the past!
If you’ve been following along in the One Room Challenge posts from the Master Bedroom you can find the other posts here:
Week 1: Before Pics and the Moodboard
Week 2: New Flooring and a Rug
Week 3: DIY French Closet Doors
Week 6: Reveal!
I hope this inspires you to think outside the box when it comes to furniture and curtain arrangement!
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