Headboard Trompe L’Oeil

Don’t get me wrong, I love a big beautiful headboard in a finished master bedroom.  They ooze luxury and are the centerpiece of a room.  A good headboard to a bedroom is like the cliched icing on the cake.

Being in a position where I would be interested in such icing, but unfortunately, do not have the financial means to partake, I have started looking at other options.  And I must say, I am pleasantly surprised!

Trompe l’oeil, is the artistic technique of painting three dimensionally to fool the eye.  The literal translation of this french term is to “deceive the eye”.  I think the same would apply here.  These applications could have fooled me!


This image is what made me fall in love with the idea.  Simple and graphic.



Tone on tone creates a more subtle statement.  For more glam, use a gloss over top to give it a bit of a sheen.


Simple and effective, I love the contrast.  This one is similar to the first image, just without as much detail, for a more silohouetted look.

So romantic!  It kind of looks like cheating . . . a vinyl decal.  Don’t hate!  They’re just as effective.  I prefer the more solid look of paint however . . .

Some food for thought and a little art lesson.  You’ll see what I come up with!




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