This No-Drill, Wall-Mounted Headboard Is a Must-Have for Renters (Plus, 9 More Budget-Friendly Options!)

published Feb 22, 2024
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light wood tones are featured along with white bedding and walls in this Scandi minimalist bedroom
Credit: Lauren Kolyn

Let’s face it: Bed frames can be expensive. One way to save is by getting a platform base that gives your mattress the support it needs without a ton of bells and whistles. You can find many stylish platform beds under $500; however, if the one you’ve chosen is on the plain side, you’re less limited than it might seem. You might even have an advantage, especially if your bed doesn’t have a headboard. From DIY to no-drill options, wall-mounted headboards give you a ton of freedom in selecting a piece that truly suits your tastes and adds a touch of style all in one go.

Whether you’re into boho rattan, rustic flair, or modern minimalism, these headboards are available in a wide variety of models from large retailers and small businesses alike. Find some editor-favorite picks below to help narrow down your search, so you can spend less time shopping and more time resting in style.

1 / 10
was $448.00

Add a whimsical touch to your bedroom with this textured boucle headboard that accommodates beds from Twin size to California King. It attaches to the wall with strong, double-sided mounting tape that's included in the package, and comes in a whopping 14 colors. This handmade headboard is also available with a rectangular top that still just as cozy.

2 / 10
Urban Outfitters

Sunny days are never too far away with this rattan headboard from Urban Outfitters. Each headboard has a natural variance that's one of a kind, and it comes fully assembled and ready to hang with D-rings on the back. Even better, if you ever swap your bed frame for a different type that doesn't need a headboard, this piece can be used as a decorative wall-hanging.

3 / 10
Nathan James
was $199.99

The Remi Button-Tufted Headboard from editor-favorite brand Nathan James brings a sophisticated charm to any bedroom. It can be mounted to the wall with the attached brackets or you can give it an industrial look by pairing it with the black metal rail. The matching straps allow you to hang the headboard at any desired height, whether it's in your bedroom, kitchen, or elsewhere.

4 / 10
was $119.99

Give your bed a mid-century modern makeover with this low profile performance velvet headboard. Available in six colors and four sizes, the headboard has an adjustable height up to 45" and a hidden secret: Its the mounting hardware is neatly packed into its back compartment!

5 / 10

Simple yet stunning, this Wayfair wall-mounted headboard teams a traditional rectangular shape with faux leather detailing for a timeless and chic design. The tightly woven rattan detailing almost looks like fabric on the headboard, making it perfect for homeowners looking for a more subtle take on the trend.

6 / 10

This gorgeous and rustic chevron headboard is made from premium milled cedar planks and comes with all the supplies you need to mount it on the wall. Available in five sizes and 10 finishes, the headboard is sanded and sealed to ensure you can easily keep it clean for the long nights of rest ahead.

7 / 10
was $283.99

Available in Queen and King sizes, the Madri Velvet Upholstered Headboard is a modern take or boho style. It features a sound-reducing panel design and can be adjusted to any height you prefer with the included hardware.

8 / 10
Pottery Barn

For a techy take on the wall-mounted headboard, look no futher than this pick from Pottery Barn. It comes in three sizes and a wide variety of colors and fabrics to match it to your desired aesthetic. The headboard is also equipped with a built-in charging dock that features a power outlet, USB, and USB-C ports. It's also a no-drill option as it attaches to the wall with large 3M double-sided velcro hanging strips.

9 / 10
Bed Bath & Beyond
was $349.99

Art deco meets rattan with the Giza wall-mountable headboard. Featuring clean lines and a natural rattan build, this headboard arrives fully assembled and weighs just under 15 pounds. "This is a solid and well-made headboard with a transitional vibe that can go with anything," says a Bed Bath & Beyond reviewer. "The fact that it hangs on the wall, allowing you to choose the height, is an added plus. We are hanging it about six inches higher than the mattress to give it a more substantial feel."

10 / 10
West Elm

It doesn't get more luxurious than this Vegan Leather Wall-Mounted Headboard from West Elm. Available in three bed sizes, this headboard comes in five styles, four heights, and four fabrics, giving you a ton of choices to determine the right fit for your style, space, and budget. While the headboard can be attached to a bed frame, it attaches to the wall with a heavy-duty (and included) French cleat.