Ideas for Making Unique and Inexpensive Headboards
By Jessica Ackerman
Headboards for beds of any size can be quite expensive. Even the
cheapest and most ordinary twin-size headboards sold in furniture
stores can cost a considerable amount of money. Instead of buying
overpriced headboards that lack unique style and design, consider
the following ideas for making inexpensive headboards that attach
to the wall.
No matter the size of the bed, it is possible to
make unique and inexpensive headboards that will add exceptional
style and designer elegance to bedroom décor. Best of all,
headboards that attach to the wall instead of the bed frame allow
the bed to be moved more easily, and they can add extra inches to
the amount of floor space in a room.
Wooden Shutters for a Cottage-Style Headboard
Painted or varnished wooden shutters make interesting and stylish
headboards, and they are ideal for a cottage-style bedroom. It is
very easy to make a wooden shutter headboard, that are perfect
for those wanting a stylish headboard at an inexpensive price.
Wooden shutters of various sizes and styles can be found in most
major home improvement stores, and they are available in all
price ranges to meet every budget.
To make a wooden shutter headboard for a cottage-style bedroom
begin by hinging together the correct number of shutters to span
the width of the bed. Next, lightly sand the wood if the shutters
are not pre-sanded, and finish them with stain and varnish, or
paint the wood a color of your choice according to product label
Lastly, mount the shutters on the wall with the help of a level,
and finish the look of this unique cottage-style headboard with
the addition of faux flowers and foliage. Weave artificial ivy in
and out of the slats, and add artificial hanging wisteria for a
beautiful cottage-style appearance that will make the room feel
comfortable and inviting.
Storage Cubes for Style and Organization
Another inexpensive and highly useful headboard can be designed
by connecting and hanging a number of storage cubes at the head
of the bed. Choose ready-made storage cubes, or if you are handy
with woodworking, consider making them. Mount the cubes on the
wall to create the look of a built-in headboard. The cubes can be
used for storing books and displaying knickknacks. This is an
inexpensive alternative to buying a storage-style headboard from
a retail store, and it will look just as good as or better than a
store-bought headboard of similar style.
Stretch Canvas Works of Contemporary Art
If your bedroom is decorated in a contemporary style, consider
trying your hand at painting modern works of art to display on
the wall as an inexpensive headboard. Choose an even number of
equally sized stretch canvas frames, and use latex paint to
create contemporary designs to match the colors of bedroom décor.
Allow the paint to dry completely, and mount the finished works
of art on the wall behind the head end of the bed. Space them
equal distances apart for an impressive and inexpensive headboard
display. Although this type of headboard is considerably less
inexpensive than a typical headboard, it is truly priceless since
it is hand painted and completely unique.
Upholstered Plywood for a Romantic Victorian Headboard
Those who want a formal style headboard should consider
upholstering a sheet of inexpensive plywood with silky padded
fabric. Purchase enough padding to cover a sheet of plywood and
enough fabric of your choice to sufficiently cover and fold over
the edges. Use a heavy-duty staple gun to attach the fabric
around the edges of the back of the padded headboard. For added
dimension, embellish the padded fabric with decorative upholstery
tacks. The options for making a romantic Victorian headboard are
endless with the wide variety of fabrics and styles of upholstery
Wrought Iron Wall Hangings for a Luxurious Headboard
To create an extraordinarily rich looking headboard that will
never go out of style, purchase a large round wrought iron wall
hanging or a large half circle wall hanging, and center it on the
wall at the head of the bed. A wrought iron wall hanging used as
a headboard is far less inexpensive than an attached headboard of
similar quality and design. Best of all, if you should ever
decide you want a different headboard adorning your bed, the
wrought iron wall hanging can be used elsewhere in the home.
With the aforementioned ideas for headboards in mind, consider
the many other wall hangings and items that can be used to design
beautiful wall-mounted headboards. They are interchangeable,
inexpensive, and they are easy to hang. With artistic creativity
and design ingenuity you can make headboards that attach to the
wall to stylishly complete all of the beds in your home.
Jessica Ackerman is a prolific writer for Wall Decor and Home
Accents, and she provides valuable tips and advice on the many
ways to decorate walls to match every taste, style, and budget.
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