When designing your bedroom, using a headboard for your bed seems like a no brainer! Unless you're going for a very minimalist look, it's nice to have a focal point above your bed so your space doesn't feel cold and empty.
But who says you have to be conventional? If you're searching for the perfect headboard but nothing is turning up, or you'd like to get a little creative, why not try out one of these eye-catching options?
Doors // a unique vintage door or screen can really make a statement as a headboard. If you like this option, try to find something interesting! Don't just run to home depot and buy a generic door, it will not turn out like you're hoping. Flea markets or consignment stores are a much better places to start your search!
Windows // just like the doors, try to find something eye-catching and interesting! Windows that have a unique shape or texture will do the trick. I also prefer large windows to use behind beds rather than small ones that simply hang on the wall. Large windows will give the impression that they are one-of-a-kind, custom furniture pieces instead of just your average window!
Tapestries // there are so many beautiful tapestries to be found and some are fairly inexpensive! If you are looking to make a statement on a smaller budget, this is the way to go. They can be hung above the bed with a rod, which makes them look more permanent and finished or hung directly on the wall. They come in all colors and styles so the options are endless!
Shelves // a shelf or two hung above the bed can help it seem grounded. Almost acting as a lowered ceiling, it keeps the bed from feeling like it's just floating in a large space. Use the shelf for framed art, decorative objects, lighting, or books!
Art // whether you use a single piece or create a collage, art can be a beautiful replacement for a headboard. Use a chunky, decorative frame to make your bed feel more traditional, a sleek and skinny frame to make it feel modern, or no frame at all if you'd like it to feel minimalist or more casual.
Miscellaneous Objects // if you're a collector, traveller, or just a lover of the unique and eclectic, you can use an interesting object as your headboard! It might be a piece you've found in your travels, something from your grandmother's attic, or an architectural structure from an old building in your community. If it's something you love, don't be afraid to give it a shot as your headboard.