Or instead of building the unit around the bed just pick up a couple of bookshelf units from IKEA and place your bed directly in front of them like this gorgeous example featured on Brit + Co which has a very strong library feel to it.
If you’ve got a lot of books why not just stretch your bookshelf headboard as far as you can? Here’s one featured on The Design Files that has little book cubbies built around the whole wall of a bed.
Whether it is a custom-crafted headboard made from wooden pallets or something that turns an antique wooden door into a stunning headboard make sure that your choice fits in with the style and theme of the bedroom.
Who would have thought that a mantle could serve as a frame for an upholstered headboard? The white-edged headboard below (left) may look like a re-purposed fireplace but it’s really made of foam architectural trim! Designed by Sheri Sheridan the mirrored headboard (below right) is crafted of affordable IKEA tiles creating a glossy shine.
Using two shades of the same color when painting a headboard is both unexpected and visually interesting. Below (left) the light green stencil paint makes a monochromatic statement against the pear green wall color. Featured on Simply Seleta this project takes its inspiration from a magazine image.
One of the biggest perks of a live-edge headboard is the exclusivity that it brings to the bedroom. If you are really good with DIY skills (say intermediate-level skills) then crafting a stunning piece of headboard from a slab of wood is barely an issue.