Get Ahead—Add a Unique Headboard to Your Bedroom's Design

A headboard can be a great focal point in any bedroom and a great headboard can turn a boring bedroom into a master suite. Most people stick to traditional styles, but to really stand out and create a conversation starter, you can branch out to let your own creative style shine.

There are many different ways you can make your headboard into something unique. A simple coat of paint or an upholstered cover over your existing headboard can pack a punch, whether you want to go with a bold design or something more soft and redefined. By complementing the color of paint or fabric with your bed spread and throw pillows, your unique headboard will look like it was made for your bed. No headboard can also be a great option. By positioning your bed against a window, the great outdoors can be your headboard framed with a fabulous pair of curtains.

If you want to go in an even more unique direction, don't be afraid to think out of the box. Browse an antique store for old doors or find a big slab of rich wood to create a one-of-a-kind backdrop for your bed. There really is no limit to what can be used as a headboard—a shelf unit, a picket fence, or a faded sign can all work amazingly to complement your eclectic style and make a fantastic conversation piece when you show off to your friends.