Make Your Bedroom “Sizzle” with Unique Headboard Designs


If you want to put the “wow” factor into your bedroom design, then making the headboad the focal point of the room is a good place to start. You don’t have to put out a lot of money either when you include any of the follow do-it-yourself headboards in your bedroom. Consider the type of headboard you would like – contemporary, traditional, vintage, etc. The following design ideas will take you where you want to go in creating a headboard masterpiece.

Minimalist Headboard

Minimalist Headboard

A Headboard for a Minimalist Décor

For example, if your desire is to create a contemporary bedroom in the minimalist style, then incorporate a platform bed on top of a dark wood base. Make the headboard the dramatic centerpeice. Use three panels to construct your headboard design – the top and bottom panels should be made with a tight-grain ash while the panel in the middle should be constructed with a recycled pressed wood. Add floating side tables to round out the look.

A Tufted Headboard Design

Give off a bold statement with your headboard design by selecting a floor-to-ceiling sized tufted headboard, all which is surrounded by silvery glitter and glass accents.

Tufted Headboard Design

Tufted Headboard Design

A Headboard from the Salvage Yard

You can also make a headboard out of salvaged materials – always an interesting look if you love to create and experiment with various “objects d’art.” The following look is not only unique and charming, it also adds a vintage appeal to a contemporary space.

For this headboard, an old door was rescued from a pile of burning rubble and was used with an old-time gate (reclaimed for use from the salvage yard and misted white with spray paint). In turn, a one-of-kind type of whimsical headboard was create whose reach can encompass a king-sized bed.

Salvage Yard Headboard

Salvage Yard Headboard

Cloth Panels

How about taking two panels and covering them with cloth? That is what was done with the following stylish headboard – a creation that would be welcome in any contemporary living space.

Cloth Panels Headboard

Cloth Panels Headboard

A Book Lover’s Headboard

For anyone who is a bibliophile or who likes to read at night, the following headboard creation uses a recessed area and shelving to create a stunning dream look for the lover of books. Add a rustic wood ceiling to produce even more impact.

Book Lovers Headboard

Book Lovers Headboard

Add white bed linens to this look to provide emphasis to the décor.

A Pallet Headboard

You can even use one of a pallet you see at construction sites or in a retail store – used to hold heavy boxes or cartons of soda. They can impact a bedroom’s décor almost instantly.

Pallet Headboard

Pallet Headboard

Mirror Headboards

Whether you décor is modern or traditional, a large mirror can also serve as a headboard. An example of each kind of style follows.

Mirror Headboards

Mirror Headboards

Laminated Flooring

You can stylize a headboard design out of laminated flooring. The follow picture showcases how this type of headboard is constructed.

Laminated Flooring Headboard

Laminated Flooring Headboard

A Cozy Backdrop

As you can see, a headboard can be emphasized in one of a number of ways in a bedroom décor, much like a fireplace in a living area. You can even make a headboard by pushing a bed up against an old fireplace mantle and filling in the space behind the bed, all which makes for gorgeous headboard, if not a cozy backdrop.

Cozy Backdrop Headboard

Cozy Backdrop Headboard

Typical Headboard Styles

Typical headboards come in Baroque, Slab and Buttoned Styles with various types of colored or printed fabrics.

Typical Headboard Styles

Typical Headboard Styles

General Headboard Type Mounts

They can also be wall-mounted, affixed to a bed with struts or be designed as floor-standing designs.

General Headboard Type Mounts

General Headboard Type Mounts

Sleeping Pillows or Image Headboard

Still, you do not have to opt for the tried-and-true, when you can make headboards, for instance, from sleeping pillows or with a large decorative picture behind the bed.

Sleeping Pillows Headboard

Sleeping Pillows Headboard

Image Headboard

Image Headboard

A One-of-a-Kind Look

Naturally, it is up to you as to how imaginative and decorative you can get. For instance, you can simply hang boat oars behind a bed for a one-of-a-kind look.

One-of-a-Kind Look Headboard

One-of-a-Kind Look Headboard

A Rug Headboard

You can also simply hang an ornate rug for a headboard too.

Rug Headboard

Rug Headboard

A Picket Fence Headboard

Even a picket fence can serve as a headboard as well.

Picket Fence Headboard

Picket Fence Headboard

A Headboard Made from Old Shutters

Take down those old shutters and turn them into a headboard as well.

Headboard Made from Old Shutters

Headboard Made from Old Shutters

You are Only Limited by Your Imagination

When it comes to headboard designs, you are only limited by your imagination. In coming up with a headboard idea, you need to first consider the theme and décor of the bedroom – contemporary, traditional, shabby chic, mission style, country or vintage. That way, you can shortlist your choices of possible headboards. For example, the above shutters may go well in a shabby chic or country décor.

A white picket fence naturally makes one think of a country design while an oriental rug can naturaly be placed in a traditional décor. You can add sleeping pillows for a headboard in a modern design and a fireplace mantle headboard is always at home in a traditional setting. Boar oars might be placed in collaboration to a nautical theme while a headboard made of a laminate flooring adds a great look to a modern décor.

First, think about the décor of your bedroom and then think about possible headboard ideas. Hopefully, the above-mentioned illustrations will give you the fodder you need to inspire a truly great creation.

 

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