A framed border creates dimension in the headboards below. This blue headboard is made from a large picture frame filled with cut wallpaper. The result is stunning! from Better Homes and Gardens
This zigzag headboard has a similar effect as the wallpaper headboards above but the supply of choice is fabric stiffened with starch. With the help of an iron and an eye-catching pattern the results are crisp and clean!
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.
The projects below involve applying wallpaper directly to the wall to create the illusion of a headboard. You may think the effect would be flat but the patterned paper adds alluring texture. The beauty of this blue headboard from MarthaStewart.com (below left) is the way the lines of the pattern are followed in the cutting process.
A live-edge headboard coupled with side tables crafted from the same grain of wood can instantly give the contemporary bedroom a huge facelift. Sometimes you can head in a completely different direction by combining posh polished bedside tables with the rustic live-edge headboard but repeat the woodsy charm using a bench at the foot of the bed.
We end with a headboard like no other! The magic ingredients are Luan (also spelled Lauan) plywood and metallic-sprayed painter’s tape. Staining the plywood adds contrast and using the tape to create a geometric pattern adds a retro yet modern vibe.