We'd like to think of headboards as an opportunity to impart the bedroom with a more unique element. A differentiating detail with an opportunity to bring about a fresh texture or a daring pop of color. Surely, there are plenty of methods for going about this, but for those looking for a slightly untraditional take on the concept, you're in luck. Here, we rounded up just a few of our favorite headboard alternatives that challenge existing conceptions with a more daring twist. Take a look!
In Copenhagen's SP34 hotel, we happened upon a rather unique approach to headboards. Structured pieces, set at the head of each spot, were cleverly paired with leather-bound headrests, perfect for lounging.
It should go without saying that if your bed comes equipped with a four-poster canopy, a headboard isn't necessarily a must. Feeling a more subtle approach? Simply hang a pair of sheer curtains high up on the wall where a headboard would go, for a similar yet subdued effect.
Embrace the ever-growing shiplap trend by incorporating it into the decor of your bedroom. In this mod-meets-rustic bedroom setup, vertically set boards provide the room with an inspired border and manage to double as a headboard for the bed as well.
Extend a faux canopy all the way down to the head of the bed to double as an alternative for a headboard. We love the little pop of charm this tasseled piece lends to the monochromatic makeup of this bedroom.
An indented half wall functions as a rather effective headboard in this minimalist space. The bonus shelf space, which results from the extra margin, makes for the perfect spot for displaying everything from art to plants.
In lieu of a basic cut of wood or upholstered piece to stand in as a headboard, opt for something with a little more personal charm. Here, a pair of intricate prints not only bring about a unique element to the decor of the room, but they also function as fairly chic headboard alternatives.
Whether you're complementing an already existing palette, or bringing in a fresh pop of color to the bedroom, utilize your faux headboard as an opportunity to experiment with more daring hues. In this eclectically decked space, a globally-patterned piece of a woven composition imparts the room with a healthy dose of color and texture.