Regular everyday bookshelves are perfect for this idea but to step up your style you can get even more creative with different styles and even custom-made units if you’re willing to go that far. For example a very rustic bedroom theme from A Beautiful Mess Antiques uses an old weathered bookshelf with lots of old books to match the lovely country bedding.
Got a twin bed? No problem — bookshelf headboards are great for kids’ rooms student dorm rooms and even guest rooms! Just grab a more narrow bookshelf that makes a better fit for a smaller bed like these two examples from Small Rooms on Tumblr and Susanna Carter on Pinterest.
Much like in the case of most other accent features and smart highlights it is the neutral contemporary bedroom that brings the very best out of the live-edge headboard. Thanks to both the unassuming backdrop and lack of other dramatic additions these refined bedrooms allow the headboard to make a great impression and turn the bed into the focal point of the room.
Floor-to-ceiling headboards obviously draw more attention than their petite cousins and often create an imposing backdrop for your elegant rustic bedroom. You can even use this wooden frame to display some homemade DIY wall art or embellish it to match the style and contours of the cool nightstand.
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.
The decal below comes from Etsy shop ShaNickers Wall Decals. Purchase a decal designed specifically for headboards or let inspiration take hold and create your own design by combining your favorite decal selections.