A headboard is such a vital part in a bedroom. It gives the room a focal point and creates much needed substance. A lot of times, a bed will just look as if it's "floating" in the room without a headboard. Believe me, if you do not have a headboard, adding one will change the entire look of your room! I am always impressed to see how people can find ordinary objects and turn them into a custom designed headboard!
Take a look at how this couple used a set of old windows with a unique window pane pattern to spice up their bed. This would be considered a shabby chic style. Personally, I would remove the glass as I wouldn't want any shattered glass accidents!
Jennifer from Decorating Made Easy found this old door at an antique shop for $20.00. She just added wood moulding around it and became the perfect headboard!
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This is such a UNIQUE wood piece - I couldn't find the original source but I'm guessing it was taken from an old reclaimed wood structure or maybe made for the bed with reclaimed wood. Whatever they did - I think it's wonderful and made such a rustic statement.
I have seen wooden shutters used time and time again as headboards. I think it's a fantastic idea to hang either a photo or an art piece in the center to break up all the lines. These twin beds would look so plain without these large shutter headboards. This bedroom vignette has a bit of a French Country look.
The next two headboards were crafted from fireplace mantels! I know you would really need go on a treasure hunt to find the perfect piece but what an amazing find these are!
I LOVE how they incorporated a soft tufted pad to the center of this mantel...how could you go wrong....a fireplace visual at the top of your cozy feather bed :-)
Another fun idea is just to take a LARGE piece of art and use it for a headboard.
One of my close friends designed this poster art piece for above her clients headboard. It adds a lot of height and character to the bed. She actually took a bunch of frames and glued them together. Next she cut out and inserted a large poster piece into each frame! It is such a GREAT way to not spend a lot of money but accomplish a wonderful look.
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If you have ever wondered how to make your own simple headboard, Jon and Sherry from Young House Love gives you a great DIY headboard tutorial.
Another "frugal" option is to check your local thrift store for a headboard. If you make a point to just stop in once a week to see what's new, I can almost guarantee that you will find an amazing headboard there! Keep in mind, that you can ALWAYS paint it a different color or fix it up just a bit how you want it.
This is one of my favorite thrift store finds. It was actually a foot board so I just added some 2x4 legs to get it the correct height and VOILA - a gorgeous headboard for only SEVEN BUCKS!!!!
If you don't have a headboard, or just need a change - I hope this post has inspired some ideas! Have a great weekend my friends!