Are You Unhappily Headboardless? 7 Out-of-the-Box Ideas To Try

published Jul 27, 2016
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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.

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This one is for the bibliophiles: Try adhering vintage, dollar-bin books to a solid surface, like the one above from Design Everyday.

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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!

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Transform any fabric into a tapestry for an instant jolt…and makeshift headboard. (via Better Homes and Gardens)

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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.

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Go full on washi (like Audreysjl did above) and let your inner creative genius run wild!