I'm kind of frustrated. See, I would love to try some of these headboard ideas I've been writing about in my own home--but I can't. Or really, to be more accurate, there's no point. The beds we already own are adequate and they don't lend themselves to this project. So I'm kind of frustrated. But, I take some comfort in the fact that I can still write about these and get you thinking about them and hopefully convince some of you to give the ideas a try.
Anyway, I'm going to breeze through a few ideas today with only brief descriptions or information. I think these particular ideas are pretty basic and don't need too much explanation.
PICKET FENCE HEADBOARD
It's just like it sounds. Buy either a section of Picket Fence at the lumber yard, or build one specifically. Since you're using it inside, you could easily build it out of regular pine and then simply prime and paint it for that clean white look.
If you opt for this . . . don't let yourself leave the motif without completing it. You've installed a picket fence in your bedroom . . . that means you need lots of greenery and "outdoorsy" stuff. Possibly sky blue walls, possibly (in a kids room) a tree mural. Maybe you need to wind some "greens" or "vines" through the slats of the fence. Whatever you do, have fun with the theme and build on it.
CHANGING SCREEN HEADBOARD
Here's another idea that I think has a ton of potential. Buy or get your hands on (lawfully, of course!) one of those changing screen things you see at home decor stores and then it's up to you how creative you can get.
Some of these screens are frames with scrolling and winding metalwork. That's fine. They can be mounted directly behind the bed as is. I've seen other screens that are like the screen on the right. This one had a uniform brown canvas backer that was removed and replaced with the black and white fabric.
Again, whatever you do is up to you . . . the point is . . . think beyond what you immediately see!
WOOD SHIM HEADBOARD
I don't know exactly how this one was done, but it seems to be more about patience than skill. It's made entirely of those little wood shims can pick up at any lumber yard. They were probably sanded (though not necessarily) and varnished when the look was completed.
However they were put together, the look is a weird combination of modern . . . and warm and woodsy . . . you could really go any direction with something like this.
And there you go . . . a bunch of ideas for headboards. And the point, above all, is to remember to think creatively when a need arises. When you need a new headboard for a bedroom, you could jump in the car and drive to the home decor store, pick one out, and call it good. Or, you could get creative. Maybe you've already got everything you need for the perfect piece.