For bedrooms that lack enough wall space a plain old bookshelf used as a headboard is one of the best ways to combine two pieces of furniture into one. Photo from Apartment Therapy
If you prefer angles to curves try framing wallpaper in white painted trim as shown below. Accent the top with crown molding for architectural detail.
Although they look good in all shapes and sizes there’s something really satisfying about this bookshelf headboard from Potted Store that fits so perfectly next to the window in this bedroom (along with being the exact same width of the bed).
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
If you have enough books you may not even need an actual bookshelf for this to work. Seriously. Just take a look at the wildly creative headboard made entirely out of books and nothing else found on We Heart It.
Whenever you use an accent color in the room or a unique texture that brings visual contrast it is always best to repeat it in more than one place. This gives the room more symmetry and grace. The same can be done in the case of the wooden headboard in a contemporary bedroom. Pick a nightstand or even a bedroom bench that matches the innovative headboard to give the room a more appealing vibe.