Great headboard ideas can completely transform the look and feel of your bedroom! If you don’t believe us, just check out the 25 creative designs in the gallery below. But first, enjoy other similar Freshome posts, like these bedroom designs guaranteed to rock your world, these ocean-view bedrooms and last, but not least, some quality Scandinavian inspiration. Now that we got your attention, let’s expand a bit on the subject. As you guys are probably aware, headboards are available in a variety of sizes and fabrics on the market. You can either buy a simple ready-made one to match your bed, or you can improvise and come up with a headboard that takes the originality level in your bedroom sky-high!
Don’t have enough room for books? Store them neatly near your bed and crate a very…knowledgeable headboard. Or open up the books and post them on the wall, for easy access to any famous quote. Mirrors, wallpapers, old wooden panels, an aquarium and even skis- when it comes to designing your perfect headboard, there are no limitations. Unless your sleep partner is not all that much into extravagant bedroom features- you guys should probably have a chat first. From traditional to modern, the headboard ideas below will surprise and inspire you. As usual, please feel free to leave a comment and let us know which design is your favorite!
Recycled Object Headboards
If you’re on a budget, the recycled headboard is often the coolest and least expensive headboard style. Some headboard ideas made from recycled objects include:
–A wall of books (above)
–Salvaged wood slats
–Leftover wood flooring pieces
To create a sleeker, contemporary headboard look, sand and slightly whitewash the wood slats (image below) so they don’t feel rough, look dirty or too rustic in appearance.
For extra design appeal, offset your headboard for an assymetric effect like the image below.
Floating Furniture as a Headboard
If you have the space, float a dresser, cabinet or desk in the room with enough space to open the drawers on one side and with the back of the furniture piece as your headboard. The best part is that you can sit lamps or other objects on the dresser to shine over you when reading in bed. If you’re dresser back is unfinished, paint it or line it with wallpaper.
Area Rug as a Headboard
Add a soft touch of texture to your bedroom by hanging a rug on the wall as a headboard alternative. A standard 5×8 rug is wide enough to match a queen size, 60” wide mattress. An Indian dhurrie-style rug (shown above) is the easiest type of rug to work with, since it’s lightweight and thin.
Converted Room Divider as a Headboard
Find a unique wall panel or room screen and hang it as a headboard. Geometrically-patterned screens or room dividers create the most contemporary impact. For extra contrast, remove the screen’s boring paper backing and paint the screen’s frame in a color that ties into your bedroom’s decor.
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