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.
Despite the rigid constraints of contemporary style you can still move away from the mundane and opt for a dashing headboard that is both exceptional and style savvy. A headboard with chevron pattern is a cool choice for those who might want to introduce pattern without moving away from the neutral color scheme of the bedroom while a black and white headboard with polished glint is an undoubted showstopper in any bedroom. Get imaginative without breaking the mould!
This is undoubtedly the biggest reason why people are so head over heels about the live-edge headboard. It brings a certain rustic vibe to the contemporary bedroom and you get this without a complete makeover that costs a fortune.
Creative wooden headboards need not be relegated to traditional or rustic bedrooms alone and in fact they make a bigger visual impact in more modern rooms that range from the contemporary to the minimal. Of course the design of the headboard and the materials that you use for it need to be altered just a touch to match this more refined atmosphere.
As it turns out corrugated metal roofing can add a surprisingly charming touch! The proper cutting tool and a little imagination make this project take flight.
Stencils add definition and polish to painted headboards. Make your own stencil or choose from many designs for sale through a variety of vendors. The tall turquoise headboard below (left) can be created by painting a rectangle on the wall with the help of a carpenter’s level and painter’s tape to keep the edges straight. Adding stenciled details finishes the project.