Spruce Up Your Bed With A Designer Headboard

how to design a good looking headboard

Designer Headboard

The headboard of your bed plays a very important role in maintaining the aesthetic and comfort levels of your bedroom as well as the bed itself. Finding the perfect headboard is a very difficult thing because companies tend to pay more attention to the bed than to the headboard. The headboard ends up being a mere visual element, and that too in extremely poor or dreary designs. In most cases, it is always better to build your own headboard or, if your bed already has one, then refurbish it to match your room or your mood.

To make your own headboard, all you need are some tools, the raw materials needed for the headboard and a few hours to spend on putting it together. All-in-all, you should be able to build a decent headboard in just under $100. There are several plans available over the Internet and you can easily find something that will help you build your own headboard. In case you are not proficient with the tools or woodwork, you can even find a carpenter or metal worker (for metal-based headboards) and hand them your plans. They can do the job for you without you having to break a sweat.

Choosing the design is something that you will need to put your heads together for and here are some fantastic ideas for you in case you do decide to go down the build-your-own or refurbish line.

Rustic Chic

There is something special about wooden headboards. They lend an air of elegance to your bed and if you can get a bold colour onto it with a rustic and old-world design, you can easily raise the standard of your bedroom. It doesn’t take much to build something like this because rustic designs have straighter lines with a lot of symmetry. You can build yours on your own or simply get any carpenter to do the job for you.


How about a headboard that reaches up all the way to the ceiling? Have you thought about putting in one that goes up about 8 to 10 feet? The thing is, when you create a headboard that is that large, cover it up with nice upholstery, you end up creating a piece of magic. Such a fantastic and flamboyant design may seem stupid, but when tastefully designed and executed well, it can be absolutely smashing! Some basic sewing skills with fabric can help you create the most amazing headboard with a massive profile.

Cover it

If you already have a headboard that doesn’t look very nice anymore, there isn’t much you can do about it. Most old beds, which come with headboards, are known to pick up signs of wear and tear over the years. There isn’t much you can do about it and taking them out might mean weakening the structure of the bed. What you can do, instead, throw a cover over it. These covers can be bought readymade from stores or you can even put together your own. Either way, you can completely change the look and visual texture of your old headboard without too much effort.

There are plenty of things you can do to improve upon the dilapidated or non-existent headboard situation of your bed. Whether you decide to put a work of art on it or replace it with some other elements like window shutters, for that unique look, you are likely to add more value to your room. So go ahead and let your creative juices flow as your headboard will give you the incentive you need to make your bedroom décor beautiful.

Emma Kingsley – author

Emma loves getting her hands dirty in restoration projects. She loves to pick out old furniture where there lies a speck of hope, and resurrects them to their former glory or, at times, an even better state. During her pursuits, Emma has spent a lot of time raking through garbage dumps, garage sales and even relocatable homes in Australia and beyond. Her passion for restoring furniture has served her well as her business thrives with this niche direction that she has lent it.  But she also likes to mix the old with the new and adores the juxtaposition of clean designs by brands like Illya Kitchens sat next to vintage wooden chairs and bare brick walls.

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