Unconventional Headboard Inspiration

My apartment has been bare for a couple of months now. Between event designing, blogging and my 9-5, I haven’t had the time or the energy to make it look like home yet. Right now, it feels sterile, so I’m on a mission to get my place homey and comfy. I’ve been searching for unconventional headboard inspiration (I’m just sleeping on a mattress and box spring right now … real bare), because I’m just not that into the conventional upholstered headboard situation. They are cute, don’t get me wrong, but I prefer an unexpected statement piece.  Here are some of my options:

1. Floral HeadboardA floral headboard would be perfect for my feminine bedroom vibe.  This look can be achieved by stretching my DIY muscles. I would go to my local thrift store and buy the biggest frame I can find, spray paint the frame in the color of my choice (probably white to keep it bright and airy), and glue fake flowers from the craft store onto an inexpensive board like foam.


Mirror HeadboardI like the idea of using a floor-to-ceiling mirror as a headboard, because it gives an elegant and sophisticated vibe to a room. Especially, if it has ornate details that make a statement.

3.   Tapestry HeadboardTapestries and scarves make great headboard alternatives. They are easily interchangeable if I get tired of the look and can be personalized to my design aesthetic.

4.  French Door HeadboardPeople, I am about these french doors! Nothing screams Parisian country-side like this french door headboard. It’s so yummy and vintage-inspired.  I’ve been on the hunt for similar doors in the past, but I haven’t found them yet. However, the search still continues.

Basically, there are so many ways to customize a headboard.  Get inspiration from your own design aesthetic and style to come up with your own headboard inspiration.  Mine inspiration is feminine with elegant organic touches.

What’s your headboard inspiration?

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