Headboards (especially tall, ornate ones) have no trouble standing alone. Even Maxwell's colorful headboard--plus the two examples after the jump aren't in need of anything extra (especially if you're going for a spare, minimalist vibe). But what we love about artwork above the headboard is that it adds height to the room. Your eyes are instantly drawn upwards to the ceiling which makes the space feel open and tall. This trick is great for small bedrooms or when you want to add a "wow factor" to the master bedroom.
- How To: Build Your Own Headboard
- How To: DIY Tufted Headboard,Charissa's February Jumpstart Project 2009
- How To: Transform a Fireplace Mantel into a Headboard