No headboard, no problem: Whether you're plotting out how to punch up your dorm room for this fall, outfitting your first place, or simply not ready to commit to a full-blown headboard, we rounded up 7 clever (and affordable) solutions to add some serious style to that blank wall behind your bed.
A temporary decal (the geometric one shown above is from Urban Outfitters) is an easy, no-fuss way to create a faux, affordable headboard. When you're ready for an upgrade, or moving, just peel it off the wall like it was never there.
This one is for the bibliophiles: Try adhering vintage, dollar-bin books to a solid surface, like the one above from Design Everyday.
Scrapbook paper in pretty prints create a super simple (and kind of genius) headboard in this project spotted on The Lovely Side. A little double-sided tape and the paper of your choice will go a long way to create a focal point!
Transform any fabric into a tapestry for an instant jolt…and makeshift headboard. (via Better Homes and Gardens)
A trip down the silk flower aisle of your local craft store and a little masking (or washi) tape and ta-da! An eye-popping addition that can go on any wall of your room, though we'd love to see it behind a bed! (via Live Love Create Events)
Your favorite Instagram moments printed in uniform squares would make a lovely and personal display behind your shams. Adhere them to a string (try a neon color for a powerful punch!) to hang off a clever starting point (like the raw wood pieces seen on Artifact Uprising's Idea Gallery) or use your favorite tape to create any grid that pleases you.
Go full on washi (like Audreysjl did above) and let your inner creative genius run wild!