7 statement headboards to wake up your bedroom

Add instant style to your bedroom with a bold headboard – spy these 7 ideas for instant inspiration

1. Add extra storage in a child’s bedroom

Instead of a traditional headboard, liven up a backdrop with this bold and fun arrangement. Get creative by securing boxes of similar sizes in a crescent shape over the bed, then paste the back with assorted wallpapers. Finally, fill the shelving with toys and treasures, and hang favourite pieces on hooks for a decorative touch. Top tip: save money by recycling old scraps of wallpaper or using free samples!

2. Create an indulgent look with the right wallpaper

Who needs an ordinary headboard when you can opt for this artistic masterpiece? A graduated wallpaper brings bold colour into the scheme, while intricate patterns and markings add a real sense of opulence. Protect your head with a large pillowcase hung from a horizontal bar, then tie the room together with matching bed linen.

3. Put an art deco spin on a simple scheme

Take a look at this art-deco-inspired screen for a cool twist on a typical headboard. Simply fold the concertina panels on each end for privacy, or open them up to let in the light.

4. Take a modern stance on florals

Soften up a bold motif with powder blue hues and a hand-finished, painterly quality, then keep the scheme modern with plain tonal linens. Add a burst of sunshine yellow for pop of wake-me-up colour.

5. Get crafty with this DIY dream

Perfect for hands-on homemakers, this wooden screen doubles as a functional headboard, whilst cleverly concealing a sliding door, too. Keep it simple by leaving the panel unadorned, or make the most of its sturdy structure by securing boxes and shelving by the bedside. For a more personal finish, photos, artworks or wall lights help to add character.

6. Discover your artistic side

If the back of your bed acts as more of a cushion prop than the statement headboard you’re after, then some simple wall stencils could be all it takes to breathe life into your existing furniture. Choose from roll-on patterns, stencils or stickers, then draw or place them either side of the bed’s frame for instant impact. Top tip: keep the artwork symmetrical for a professional finish.

7. Reuse and recycle to stunning effect

Not for the faint hearted, this extensive headboard is a truly standout piece. Old planks have been carefully recycled to create a wrap-around fixture, sweeping all the way up the wall and along the ceiling, carefully mirroring the bed below. Offset the wood’s rustic nature with delicate chandeliers, wrought-iron shelves and metallic decorations, for a charming, off-beat look.

Don’t forget to find out what your bedroom says about you!

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