Even though I always wanted a big, beautiful headboard for our master bedroom, I never wanted to flip the bill for something that would just make our bedroom look pretty and not really have any other purpose. When we moved into our home, I started looking for solutions to my decorating dilemma and realized that we already had everything I needed to make, or rather “pretend to have,” a headboard on our bed.
On each side of the bed, we placed bookshelves which created a recessed area. With the bed pushed flat against the wall, we stacked shams and pillows to create the illusion of a backrest. Then, we added a large mirror as a focal point and decorated the area around the mirror with accessories in the same color to give it a continuous feel.
Pinterest is full of other creative solutions and if we ever move, I might just go with one of these ideas:
Fill a curtain with your favorite poetry or the words from old love letters (Better Homes & Gardens)
Use electricians tape to create a gorgeous headboard right on your wall (Instead of Sheep)
Rescue old doors from the flea market or scrap lot (Dreamy Whites)
For more amazing ideas, check out my Great Spaces Pinterest board.