May 21, 2018

Ever since I can rememberand if I tell you how many years then I’d be dating myself 😂headboards have been traditional and boring. There used to be “bedroom suites” with all the furniture pieces being “matchy matchy”. UGH, so dull. But not anymore! Today’s headboard has taken on it’s own personality & style in the bedroom. 

Nowanything goes and I’m so thankful for designers and creative types thinking outside the box in order to liven up our tranquil sleeping space. The bedroom is a sanctuary for renewing our body, mind and spirit as we sleep…but it doesn’t have to be unimaginative! Of course, each individual has a different sense of what will relax and revive them. For some, minimal spa-like surroundings enable them to fall into a peaceful slumber. For others, a room which inspires their mind visually, can bring comfort and tranquility.

I’m in love with all of these unique headboard design ideas…and each one creates a different feeling for me. Let’s see which is your favorite!

8 unique headboard ideas for your home

1. Windows as headboards

A concrete-wall roof bedroom with a large open window.

Simply breathtaking! Of course, I think I would like to turn the bed around and make this window my footboard so I can open my eyes to this incredible beauty! Source: Casa Tiny


Bed with yellow bedding, pink throw pillows.

The lines of this bedroom are sleek…and symmetrical…except for this spectacular window which is offset just a bit. I truly love how it throws my desire for the “space” to be perfect off, and simply love it’s quirkiness for the perfection it is! Source: Casa Dos Chicos


2. Coastal headboard

A close-up of a peacock-inspired rattan headboard with intricate weaving in mint color

Kouboo has a new collection of rattan headboards that are sure to add charm and exotic flavor to your bedroom. This peacock rattan headboard comes in four different colors: mint green, black, white, and natural. Source: Kouboo


Kouboo rattan headboards.

Add a touch of the islands to your boudoir with these exquisite rattan coastal headboards! The beautiful scroll patterns come alivea little like peacock fairies dancing above your head each nite! Source: Kouboo headboards


3. Tufted headboard

Orange tufted headboard

Another unique headboard idea—kick your traditional bedroom up a notch with a fabulous orange tufted headboard! Source: GrosGrainFab


4. Old window headboard

A rustic headboard made of old windows, with peeling paint and chipped edges, against a white wall.

Talk about personality! I’ve used old windows in my home as artwork but these beautifully arched old windows take this headboard and bedroom to a whole new level of country chic design. Source: Kara Rosenlund photographer


5. Artwork or framed quotes above the headboard

A farmhouse-style master bedroom with a large bed, wooden furniture, 2 framed pictures above the bed and 2 wall lights above bedside tables.

Don’t forget to use the space above your headboard…especially when it’s a romantic sentiment as in this pair of framed quotes. Source: HomeArchite


A master bedroom with a wooden headboard, white bedding, and two bedside lamps.

Like the above photo, romance certainly has a place in the bedroom so why not incorporate the feelings of “love” with a creative piece of artwork/headboard? Source: HomeArchite


6. Boho headboard

A wooden headboard with intricate carvings set in a bohemian style bedroom

The Boho decor style is a combination of reclaimed accessories, natural woods, earthy textures and global textiles. Even with the vibrant colors of this South American bedcover, it’s soothing, warm and inviting. I could crawl into this bed with a good book and rarely leave! Photo: Pinterest


7. Headboard with storage

A bedroom with shelves instead of headboard, two white wall lamps on sides.

A traditional bedroom meets a really amazing storage design…and comes out a winner! The bead-board repeats in the wainscoting as well as the back of the shelves creating a cohesive design. Source: Belgian Pearls Interior


Elegant bedroom in gray colors with a big bed, white library, and two black night tables.

Ingenious headboard ideabuilt in shelves framing both sides of the bed and a stunning black and white graphic wallpaper acts as the headboard. Source: New England Home


8. Elegant neutral palette headboard

A bedroom with a wooden headboard, white bedding, and two bedside tables and pendant lamps above them.

Neutral colors and texture are always comforting in my book. The one of a kind repurposed headboard adds character and elegance to this creamy lushness. Source: Pinterest


Lotus petals headboard with a white background and a bed in the foreground.

The lotus flower symbolizes beauty and spirituality in many cultures all over the world. This stylized representation of the lotus brings peacefulness to the bedroom and your dreamtime. Source: Pinterest


A beige fabric headboard with tufted detailing, behind a bed.

Classy, elegant, warm, and very inviting. The neutral fabric covered headboard doesn’t need any bells and whistles…enough said. Source: Restoration Hardware