£3 Headboard Update

We’re really pleased with how our guest bedroom is looking now, but the Malm bed that we snapped up for £24 last year (it was one of the last ‘IKEA size’ beds before they conformed to regular sizes) didn’t quite look right after we’d painted the room. It just wasn’t quite so white as the newly whitened paintwork:

Malm Headboard Update

One of my 2016 goals is to ‘cosy up’ the house and I thought the perfect way to go this was to cover the headboard with something soft and cost, that matched the room a little better.

I used this IKEA Polarvide throw in grey. It was a bit of a tight fit as the blanket was only just big enough to cover the headboard, but I simply held it in place, stapled away with a staple gun and trimmed off the excess once I was done.

Malm Polarvide Headboard


It’s not the perfect finish, but it’s a nice and cheap little update that will see us through until we next change things around (or maybe one day buy a bed that’s not from Ikea!)

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