When I started researching headboard ideas, it was amazing how many wonderful ideas there are to choose from! One of the most important bedroom decorating ideas is focusing on the headboard. It is the focal point of your room and the jumping off point for your design style.
Let's start with talking about the photo above. This is my headboard that my husband and I collaborated on together. I didn't want my master bedroom furniture to be matchy-matchy. (That is a professional interior designing term) I found this old door at an antique shop for $20.
One of the reasons this particular door works so well as a headboard, is because of the five evenly distributed panels.
My husband framed the door with wood molding. I painted the trim and the old door, and then applied one of my favorite faux painting techniques; antiquing glaze and elbow grease!
I simply applied the antiquing glaze and rubbed over it with a damp rag. You really want to work the antiquing glaze into every groove to achieve a distressed look. Once dry, I brushed on two coats of matte finish polyurethane.
Who says you have to go with a conventional piece of furniture for a
headboard? I love the idea of using photo frames in a collage to become
your own unique headboard! Make sure you choose the same size frames
This is one of my favorite headboard ideas. DIY on the Cheap.com had a fabulous tutorial on how to make this headboard using nail heads and PureBond plywood.
Here is a fabulous DIY headboard idea from She's.No.Martha. (Seriously, LOVE the name!) Kacey got her inspiration for this headboard from Serena and Lily
To complete this headboard project, a template design was traced onto plywood and then cut out. Then batting is stapled onto the plywood before stapling on drapery fabric. Nail-head trim was added to give a finishing touch! Great project!!!
I don't care if you are designing a French Country bedroom or a Cottage Style bedroom, using architectural salvage pieces in any room adds another design element that is just gorgeous! It fits into any budget decorating ideas.
Talk about an inexpensive headboard! Flea markets, antique stores, and salvage stores are great places to find architectural pieces!
If you find a piece that is perfect just the way it is, clean it with simple dish washing soap, let dry, and the apply a coat of clear polyurethane.
This is a fantastic cheap decorating idea! Stencil a headboard! I love it! This is an especially great for a kid's bedroom idea. Children love things personalized just from them. When they outgrow this decorating idea, you don't have much invested! Love it!
Using an old mantel is a wonderful idea for a headboard. Remember, when
you are decorating with salvage or antique pieces with chipped paint,
wash with warm soapy water. Once dry apply a coat of polyurethane.
Sealing it will help keep the paint from chipping off.
Nothing says Beach House Style like old shutters! Pair them together to
make a unique headboard! Shutters are easy to find at flea markets and
antique shops! Just purchase picture hanging supplies from your local
home improvement shop, and installation is a snap!
I hope these ideas have given you some inspiration! If you have a unique headboard idea, please share it with us!
Many fabric stores have workrooms that will create a beautiful upholstered headboard. It really is more affordable than you might think. This beautiful bed is from the blog Dear Lillie. She has wonderful ideas, so stop by and see her.
Need even more inspiration? Here is another page on unique headboard ideas.