Unlike a real headboard designed for a bed your bookshelf doesn’t necessarily have to be the same height and width as one. In fact the taller and wider it is the more of a statement it will make! This first example from Domino is a short one but extends out about a foot from each side of the bed.
Then there are those who might want to go the extra distance by using books or old crates to craft a unique headboard that is unlike anything else out there. But today we are staying away from these quirky headboards and sticking to the sleek contemporary variants that perfectly fit in with the modern theme.
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.
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!
A curved scroll-like edge is the result bringing intricate detail to the bedroom. The yellow headboard (below right) has a simple rounded top but the curved slope and flat edge add interest.
Add to it styles such as industrial bohemian and shabby chic that also invite the slab headboard gleefully and you have a plethora of styles to choose from.