Not Your Ordinary Headboard

What do you think of when you hear the word headboard? Just the top portion of your bed where your pillows usually rest? An upright panel forming or placed behind the head of the bed? Well, yes this is what a headboard is but it can also be a focus of a bedroom. Believe it or not, but the headboard dates back to ancient Egypt and Greece. In ancient Egypt they were known to have them more for show rather than comfort, being made of rich materials such as ebony, silver and gold. As time went on the use for them became more practical being used for comfort and protection from cold drafts. Nowadays we like to take both the comfort aspect and design aspect into account when choosing our headboards.

In this post we would like to show you well-designed and unique headboards that you don’t usually see in most bedrooms.

How about using some everyday items like books to create a headboard? You can stack them or apply them to the wall open. Or even some extra pillows attached to the wall for a nice feature?

A lot of people like to use reclaimed pieces such as old decorative screens, doors, maps, and even boat oars. Be creative with your headboards. It could be a great DIY project! Check out these images for some great ways to re-purpose them!

 There are many ways to accentuate your headboard. You have many choices for upholstery, including tufting which is always a nice classic design. Making them emphasized with bold artwork and wallpaper. And even just an ornate frame with some chalk paint for a unique element.

Let us know your creative take on headboards and what unique things you like to use to make your headboard the statement feature in your bedroom!