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August 2, 2014

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When Matt McLean couldn’t find a headboard he liked, the Atlanta native designed and built one. The business and marketing grad thought others might like the design-your-own headboard concept. So in 2008, McLean started BedBoards.

The company: Based in Sandy Springs, BedBoards is a specialty boutique workshop that allows you to design a custom headboard that reflects your taste and style. Choose from a classy selection of sizes, shapes, fabrics and tufting options, such as button size and shape.

Inspiration: McLean’s mother is an interior designer. “I learned a lot from her about quality and design,” said McLean.

The goods: Custom upholstered headboards range start at $199 for a twin. Prices vary depending on what size and chic features you choose.

The materials: Hardwood frames are covered with foam padding, batting and fabric (fabric choices at website or provide your own). If you opt for nailhead trim, individual nails, not strips of nailhead, are used. Nailhead finishes include French bronze, solid brown, silver or chrome.

Size & shape: While the company’s standard height is 50 inches (from the ground), customers love the taller, hotel-style headboards, often 70 feet tall. As shapes go, rectangular is No. 1.

Uber-popular: King-size headboards covered with a neutral linen and nailhead trim.

Fun or unusual request: “We get lots of requests for the ‘Kim Kardashian’s headboard,’ which is silk with lots of tufted buttons,” said McLean. “It was funny at first, but now it’s almost a normal request.”

Where to buywww.mybedboard.com

 

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