Friday, August 15, 2008

Not So Boring Headboards

I thought it might be neat to research some headboard ideas for those of you out there that are looking for a little something different. Headboards can be as extravagant or as simple as the room they belong to. Always remember, though, that the headboard IS inevitably the focal point in any bedroom. With this being said, here's a sampling of ideas for your new headboard...


This headboard is an architectural salvage piece that was cut to size. When searching through salvage be careful not to go too small or too massive in scale. I good idea is to measure out on the wall using a paper template to check size and scale. Architectural pieces are usually heavy so figuring out how to mount to bed frame or wall may be tricky. Just make sure it is very secure!


Head out to the local flea market, antique store, or maybe someones trash to find this next idea...old doors. These make great headboards. You can paint, faux finish, add wallpaper in the panels,etc., to customize your look. You will probably have to cut these to size as well. Doors can be turned sideways for larger beds or stood straight up for smaller ones. Remember when using hard headboards you will need lots of pillows-some hard, some squishy- for sitting up in bed.


Talk about simple...using large pieces of art for a headboard may be the way you want to go. Of course there is an endless amount of art on the market or try your hand at your own work of art.

What little girl wouldn't want this headboard in her room? It's very easy to apply and very
inexpensive. This particular one can be found at walldecorshops.com. To apply, wet the back and slap it on the wall...simple and adorable!


If you are good at painting this one would be a great choice...and very inexpensive. This headboard is painted directly on the wall. Commissioning someone to help might be a better option for those of you who are artistically challenged! Still the outcome is Fantabulous!

So you get my drift...the possibilities are endless. Just because it's in your bedroom doesn't mean it has to be a SNOOZE!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love these ideas! We have my parents' bedroom furniture and while I love the memories it holds, the head board isn't exactly my taste. I will have to see what I can come up with...

Marianna

Susie Harris said...

Ohhhh I love em all! I made a headboard for my daughter. I loved the way it came out!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Very pretty eye candy! Thanks! cherry

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Those are all very cool headboards!

Rhoda

Leigh said...

great ideas!