Tired of your Headboard? Creative Alternatives for your Bedroom

Are you tired of your bedroom headboard? If yes, you don’t have to go to the furniture stores looking for headboards as they are usually on the high side and more so, there is minimal chance of you getting exactly the type of headboard that will reflect your personal style. There are lots of creative alternatives open for you to change your headboard into something very unique and usher in a new look into your bedroom. Instead of the boring and traditional headboards, you can opt for the following designs. Whether you are wanting to optimize your dull wall behind your bed, or you come up with creative DIY options, here are some ideas you may not have considered.

Whimsical Chalkboard:

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Try adding a chalkboard wall as your headboard

This is an amazing headboard project that is simple to build although, it needs some special materials like black paint for the chalkboard design, dustless chalk and a smooth and well-sanded cutout wood. It gives you the opportunity to update your ‘status’ on the board on daily basis. There is no better way to show how you feel on every given day through written words and drawings on the chalkboard that serves as your headboard.


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A bookshelf can serve as a storage headboard

This could be a new bookshelf or an old one that is no longer needed in the living room. With the shelves within the furniture, you are able to store books. You can also place various decorative items on the top of the bookshelf to add more drama to the decoration. It makes a great component of a stylish sleeping space, especially when the color blends with the existing color scheme of the bedroom.

Fabric Paneled Headboard:

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Try adding fabric wall panels to your interiors

If you want a statement headboard, this is the type of headboard you need in your bedroom. The chosen fabric is upholstered in small squares instead of one big upholstered headboard. To add more effect, you can have the panel extend up to the ceiling. This way, more height is added to the room, especially if the ceiling is the low type.

Recycled Pallets:

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Creative DIY pallet headboards are a twist on a traditional headboard

This is another unique way of transforming the look of your bedroom. With the bare wood pallets in varied tones, you can add more style to the headboard by hanging some decorative items and framed pictures on it. It gives your room a smooth and natural finish that is not easily obtainable from the generic boards you get from the furniture stores.

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Use of creative finishes for your headboard

Your headboard should be a representation of your inspiring bedroom. Try these alternatives to the traditional headboard and see how your bedroom will become customized and uniquely yours. Fro many beds the headboard is the focal point of the room and with these ideas you are sure to make an eye-catching bedroom addition!

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