Headboards add a whole new dimension to any room-texture, depth, layer, color, pattern…you name, they can add it. Through their versatility, they not only create a focal point, but they make the bed (and the space that it’s in) look finished. They draw the eye up and offer a grand appeal that the bed (even with flanking nightstands) can’t accomplish on its own.
Unfortunately, headboards come with a stigma–they are “expensive” or “require lots of time and energy” to add on…actually, that’s not the case! With the re-birth of DIY and the return of re-purposing, a headboard can be as simple as a piece of fabric or scraps of wood. It doesn’t have to be a costly, timely endeavor that weighs 100 lbs and is anchored to the wall. Take a look at some of these creative headboards.
An old mantel mounted to the wall above the bed serves as a shelf and functions as a headboard!
Random pieces of wood placed side-by-side in a slat-style create a casual, beachy feel.
A piece of fabric hung from a drapery rod creates a whimsical, feminine look that’s virtually weightless and adds tons of pattern and color!
Paint your headboard on! In this picture, chalkboard paint was used.
Can you image how different this room would look without the headboard?! Neutral walls, white bedding…only that little pop of color in the pillow. The headboard is a huge statement piece and it’s only painted on the wall!
An old door–not even a really special old door, either…and it still looks great!
A headboard can really be anything you’d like simply mounted above the bed. Even though the bed is usually the largest piece in a room, it sits lower than most of the other pieces of furniture and needs the height of a headboard to balance it. I hope you’ll get creative with some of items that you already have in your home and make a headboard that finishes the look of your bedroom!