We know from our survey (What Comes After the Crib) that one popular idea for transitioning your child from a crib to a bed is placing a mattress or futon directly on the floor. It gives many parents peace of mind that their child won't be injured from a fall, but what if plunking a mattress on the floor feels unfinished or doesn't jive with your aesthetics?
We spotted this painted faux headboard above linked over at Bloesem and thought it was a great idea to adapt for floor-sleeping kids. While the mattress below (seen on ATSF) isn't directly on the floor, the use of two paint colors to highlight the bed area is another way to go. We also found a few headboard wall graphics on Etsy (search "headboard graphic"), but most were a bit ornate for our tastes. If you know of any we should check out let us know.
Is your kid's mattress or futon on the floor? Have you done anything like this to "jazz" it up?