The most prominent element of your bedroom is, naturally, the bed, and the headboard is the most prominent element of your bed. If you don't have one, you should perhaps consider it, because nothing makes a bed (and the whole bedroom) quite like a great headboard. In the past, a bed was a bit of an all-or-nothing proposition, but now, you can buy a headboard, mount it to your already existing bedframe, and call it a day. (In fact, for folks like me who are prone to kicking off the covers during the night, the footboard-less bed might be a bit of an advantage.) And the headboard doesn't even need to be that expensive — you can transform your bedroom without a huge outlay of cash. Case in point? These 10 stylish options, all under $300.
I love the idea of this wicker headboard creating a little contrast in a very modern bedroom. Pair it with a white linen duvet and you're good to go.
Part of Target's Threshold collection, this walnut headboard has a simple elegance to it. There's also a whole collection of bedroom furniture that coordinates with it.
This upholstered headboard is extra tall, for a particularly luxe look.
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I can see this simple wingback style working in a traditional or a modern bedroom.
This luxurious, modern style will add a little glamour to your bedroom. Plus, an option like this is ideal if you need to put your bed in front of a window—the openness of it will let plenty of light stream through.
This iron headboard will give any bed a classic look. It's also available in a king size for $215.59.
The French seam detailing gives this upholstered headboard a more casual, modern vibe. It's available in five different colors and four different sizes.
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This upholstered headboard comes in four different colors, but this deep blue is my favorite.
A luxe, comfy look at a reasonable price. The tufting here is pretty shallow, so it's good for if you like the look, but have pets and want to avoid deep button channels to become a hair trap.
This "headboard" is really a quirky, bohemian tapestry that mounts to the wall behind the bed—like a really cool garage sale find, but without having to comb garage sales.