10 Unique Headboard Ideas That Will Change the Style of Your Room


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March 12, 2019
Zoe Hunt

Headboards were something I never really thought about growing up. As long as I had a canopy, I didn’t have another care in the world. But as I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized how amazing headboards really are.

No, seriously. A headboard can change the look of a room in an instant.

It can change the overall style and vibe. With a change of a headboard, you can go from boho to elegant to farmhouse. It can make a statement by being bold and beautiful, or it can be understated.

Below you’ll find 10 headboards to inspire your next headboard goals. Some are simple, some are nontraditional, but they all have the power to make your space feel new.

Let’s start with a traditional beauty

Simple wood headboard with white sheets
Pottery Barn

You can’t go wrong with a simple headboard. This Pottery Barn headboard is the definition of understated. The simple headboard adds class and makes a room look complete, without shouting that it’s there.

A farmhouse spin on a traditional feel

rustic farmhouse headboard made from reclaimed wood
Foo Foo La La

The simple x on this headboard takes it from a simple everyday headboard to a farmhouse must. The knotted wood and uneven coloring add character for a rustic feel.

An open pattern

simple woven wood headboard in light and airy bedroom
The Lifestyled Home

An open pattern adds interest and depth to a room. A headboard with an asymmetrical design like the one above takes that interest a step further.

Like this headboard? We DIYed one similar to this. Read the tutorial.

Storage, storage, storage

unique headboard made from crates for added storage
Merchant Design

If you need more storage or are always running out of room in your nightstand, look no further than the photo above. It’s a cute way to make storage a design feature in your room. Grab some $5 bins from Michael’s and stack them on up!

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Hidden storage

Pottery Barn bed with storage on side of wood headboard
Pottery Barn

This is the perfect solution for someone who needs storage but doesn’t want to flaunt their book addiction. Adding storage to the side of the headboard allows you to maintain that timeless look without sacrificing function.

Classically tufted

tufted headboard in black and white bedroom
The Heart and Haven

I heard somewhere the tufted headboards are going out of style, but I think tufted headboards will always be a classic style. Adding a tufted headboard adds elegance to any room. Pairing it with things that are on trend (buffalo check and tassels) will make your room the perfect balance of classic and trendy.

Bold, beautiful, and with lights

geometric wood accent wall behind white bed
Ashley Joyfully Growing

Okay *technically* this isn’t a headboard, but it definitely could be. The pattern and differences in the wood grains of the “headboard” add so much interest. Adding sconces to your headboard is a great option for all you readers and journalers out there!

This wood accent wall by Ashley from Joyfully Growing is a DIY beauty believe it or not. See her full bedroom transformation (it’s an RV bedroom, which makes it even cooler)!


dark, textured wall paper headboard behind bed with fur pillows
Alexandra Kidd

Yes, I said wallpaper. Adding texture and details can be difficult to add to a wooden headboard, but wallpaper is your easy solution.

Add patterns, textures, colors–the options are endless with wallpaper. It’s a great way to DIY a headboard and add texture without overpowering a room.

Metal accents

Fixer Upper bed with stone wall and wood headboard
Joanna Gaines

These can either be modern, or they can be rustic like the photo above. Clean metal lines will give your room a more modern feel. Incorporating elaborate and distressed metal elements like the one above can add a sense of history.

Let’s end with something non-traditional

window pane for headboard
This Ivy House

In fact, it’s not a headboard at all. Using decor such as old window panes or doors can be a great way to make a headboard. Get creative. No one said a headboard really had to be a headboard to pull a room together!

There you have it! 10 DIY headboard ideas to get your creative wheels turning.

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