Did you ever have to share a room with your sibling when you were growing up? I did. And talk about matching--everything was perfectly coordinated, right down to the position of the pleating on the bedskirts. As symmetrical as our room was, it reflected more of my sister's personality than mine: feminine and...very pink (the bedding was from Laura Ashley). Which is probably why I was really drawn to this DIY project from Cookie magazine: Mismatched headboards to allow each child to express a little bit of their personality.
[ Photo from Cookie magazine ]
Even if you don't have kids or twin beds, this is a pretty great tutorial on how to make your own upholstered headboard. Plus, the kind people at Cookie also offer fabric pairing ideas in case you need some ideas.
Check out the full project here.