We often hear homeowners complaining about adapting a new feature or trend as many are afraid that it simply might not work in their home. If the same is true for chalkboard walls in your bedroom then start off with less obvious and expensive alternatives before settling in on a final look.
Are you afraid that your guest bedroom with twin beds might look a little young? There are ways around it — and you can have fun with color! Check out this sunny yellow room with white bedding from Carla Aston or go for blue with black bedding like this second example from HGTV.
A bed and bookshelf headboard from Simply Grove takes a different approach by positioning one side of the bed against it as opposed to the head of the bed.
The use of various shades of white also minimizes visual fragmentation in the room and it is a color that works beautifully with French country beach cottage chic or just cottage chic variants of the style. As a rule when in doubt turn to white in the shabby chic bedroom!
Regular everyday bookshelves are perfect for this idea but to step up your style you can get even more creative with different styles and even custom-made units if you’re willing to go that far. For example a very rustic bedroom theme from A Beautiful Mess Antiques uses an old weathered bookshelf with lots of old books to match the lovely country bedding.
Thinking about redecorating your guest bedroom? If you’re looking to replace the bed you might want to consider going for two twin beds as opposed to the typical double or queen-sized bed — especially if you have the room for it!
Or instead of building the unit around the bed just pick up a couple of bookshelf units from IKEA and place your bed directly in front of them like this gorgeous example featured on Brit + Co which has a very strong library feel to it.
For bedrooms that lack enough wall space a plain old bookshelf used as a headboard is one of the best ways to combine two pieces of furniture into one.