This paneled headboard design comes with two cubbies just waiting to be filled with your favorite hardbacks, adorable succulents, or framed pictures.
BUY NOW Lonny Platform Bed with Headboard, Pottery Barn; $630
There's nothing more striking than a headboard in a different shape than you've ever seen before, like this curved design. Even better: the velvet surface looks like a dream to curl up against.
BUY NOW Amerie Headboard, West Elm; $499 and up
If you want to add a rustic statement, look not further than this DIY headboard. The unique viewpoint and use of the wood adds texture to the room, while the dark colors pop against the white wall.
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Mandi of Vintage Revivals dip-dyed two wicker headboards a spearmint green and combined them with clear fishing line. It's surprisingly easy to do, and a great way to add in a little bit of color if you're nervous about a saturated, over-the-top piece.
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In this Florida guest bedroom, designer Tammy Connor covered twin headboards in Matteo's nubby Knot throws to amp up texture. This is a fast and easy fix for adding color and interest.
In the master bedroom of this Charleston guesthouse, vintage, one-of-a-kind screens are used for the headboard. The custom cypress platform bed has a roll-out trundle for guests with children.
Designer Lindsey Coral Harper piles on patterns in her Manhattan bedroom. The Madison headboard from Lamshop is upholstered in Kravet's Guilty Pleasure and steals the spotlight as the brightest element in the room.
The laser-cut motif on this headboard was inspired by geometric Moroccan patterns and is perfect for someone looking for a headboard that's attention-grabbing, yet neutral.
BUY NOW Moroccan Headboard, West Elm; $424 and up
For a whimsical, romantic look, paper flowers will turn your bedroom into a fantasy garden. Natalie of Design Love Fest secured paper blooms to her headboard with thin artist tape and floral wire.
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Worried a "busy" bedroom will detract you from a good night's sleep? Just balance a playful headboard with simple, solid bedding for inspiring results. "The master bedroom has a very retro feel to it," designer Mona Ross Berman says this New Jersey beach house.
This is an interesting design trick for a kids' or guest bedroom: Unite twin beds with a long headboard, like seen in this Manhattan room, designed by Amanda Nisbet.
Rugs don't have to be relegated to the floor — drape one over a wooden headboard for an unexpected design detail.
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For this headboard, wood, leftover chalkboard paint, and dustless chalk come together to create a fun and simple statement.
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Covering the walls, headboard, and bed skirt in the same fabric (in this case, a striped Ralph Lauren Home silk) is a tried-and-true decorating solution for unifying a small room, as proven by designer Sam Allen's Connecticut apartment.
This Venice master bedroom "feels like the inside of a boat, and the key was to keep it simple and cozy," says designer Matthew White. He designed a screen, made by Il Prato out of their hand-printed paper, to function like a headboard.
If you're not happy with your old headboard, try a slipcover like designer Nick Olsen did in his Brooklyn studio. It's an inexpensive way to change up your room's style.
Kassandra of Design Everyday nailed old books from a thrift store to two wooden boards to create a truly unique headboard. To secure loose pages, she used double-sided tape.
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A commitment-free, budget-friendly option (renters, take note) is to apply a cool decal to the wall. There are plenty of designs for every design personality.
Take your favorite textile, tapestry, or even curtains and hang them on your walls. You can even switch out the fabric every season if you feel like you need a change.
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To save space in her New York City bedroom, designer Kelly Giesen secured her headboard to the wall. It was upholstered in a silver fabric and accessorized with pillows covered in crystals to up the glam factor.
Give your bedroom some boho vibes with something unexpected, like this giant bamboo fan.
SHOP NOW Palmera Fan Headboard, $89; Urban Outfitters
This mirrored rainbow headboard is perfect for those looking to add a little color to their bedrooms. All eyes will be drawn directly to this iridescent centerpiece.
SHOP NOW Rainbow Iridescent Headboard, $399; Urban Outfitters
When you live in a small home, you need all the storage space you can get—am I right? Having a shelf attached to your headboard can become the perfect area to stack books, photos, and any other items that need a home.
SHOP NOW Holland Panel Headboard, $128; Wayfair
These luxe upholstered panels can add some glam to any room. Not into the tall vertical look? The panels can be placed side by side for a wider style.
SHOP NOW Upholstered Headboard Panels, $174; Wayfair
This modern-yet-rustic headboard is the perfect addition to any bedroom. The dark walnut stain gives the room a dark, moody look.
SHOP NOW Posner Slat Headboard, $203; Wayfair
A woven headboard is an original way to bring the beach to your bed. It's definitely a neutral, so fitting it into any design style is easy.
SHOP NOW Sebastian Rattan Headboard, $200; Pier 1
Intricately designed, this headboard will give your bed the personality it's craving.
SHOP NOW Mandala Carved Headboard, $135; Pottery Barn
This extra long headboard isn't just a decor piece, but a functioning piece of furniture. The double side tables included with the headboard are a perfect storage hack.
SHOP NOW Floating Headboard, Overstock; $336
The scalloped silhouette is a soft, feminine touch to any style. The blush pink velvet is very on-trend, too.
SHOP NOW Blush Velvet Headboard, $1,115; One Kings Lane
This quirky and creative headboard packs a ton of personality in a small package. Perfect for nautical themed rooms, beach house owners, or just people who love the water.
SHOP NOW Marina Oars Headboard, $1,098; Belle Escape