8 Unique Headboard Designs for a Whimsical, Bohemian Bedroom

I was inspired to come up with my own collection of fun and unique headboards after perusing through this list of “35 Cool Headboards” on Freshome.com. Which one do you like best?

Wicker headboard.
Photo by Wicker Furniture
Most people don’t consider the bed to be an integral part of their bedroom design, but getting creative with your headboard is one of the best ways to express your unique style. Here are some suggestions to get you started making your bedroom truly your own.

 1.  A Book-Lovers Dream

bed headboard made from a bookshelf
Photo by Ooh_Food

If space is tight, make the most of the space you have by having your headboard do double duty as bookshelves. Some stores sell bookshelf headboards, or you could make your own if you’re good at that sort of thing. As an added bonus, you’ll never have to look for some bedtime reading!

 2.  Painted to Perfection

pretty headboard
Photo byv Lorigami

If you have artistic talent, put it to good use by creating your own painted headboard! This is the option where you have the most freedom to create exactly the look you want, so grab some paint and let loose!

3.  A Hand-Woven Tapestry

loft - bedroom
Photo by Ooh_Food

If you want a nice, big image above your bed but don’t want to create it yourself, try finding a nice tapestry to hang. There’s plenty to choose from, from old-fashioned to very modern. You’re sure to find something you like.

 4.  Window with a View

Mazzali: "Dafne" bed / il letto "Dafne". Bedroom area
Photo by Mazalli

If you have a nice view outside your bedroom window, why not simply push your bed up under it and use the window itself as your headboard? A nice set of curtains for nighttime will only add to the simplicity of this very natural look.

 5. Bright-Colored Curtains

yellow bed curtains
Photo by Ooh_Food

Even if you don’t use a window as your headboard, hanging curtains in place of a traditional headboard is a nice way to add character to a room. From heavy velvet to sheer lace, there’s something for everyone.

 6. A Romantic Canopy

small bedroom with canopy bed
Photo by Ooh_Food

 For a romantic, old-fashioned look, make your bed into a canopy bed! Choose a fabric that matches the color scheme of your bedroom and enjoy this lovely vintage look in your own bedroom.

 7. Mirror Mirror

rug in bedroom
Photo by Ooh_Food

For a more dramatic look in your bedroom, use a mirror for your headboard. You can use just a plain mirror to compliment a more simply decorated bedroom, or choose one that’s very ornate to add a touch of elegance. For added style, put up a shelf below the mirror and cover it with plants, knick-knacks, or candles.

 8. Whimsical White

Mazzali: "Domino" bed / il letto "Domino" . Bedroom area
Photo by Mazalli

If your bedroom has a specific theme, such as floral, tropical, or from an ethnic background, there are plenty of ways to make your headboard become part of the decor instead of something that’s just in the background.

The nice thing about choosing a unique headboard is that there’s pretty much nothing you can’t do. The sky’s the limit, so let your creative juices flow and create a bedroom you can truly be proud of!

Janette Mallory