A bedroom is possibly the single-most utilised room in our homes: it’s the one place that’s everybody’s own personal retreat, and there’s something comforting and satisfying about making it beautiful.

But people get bored quickly, regardless of how pretty it is and not all of us have the time or money to do a complete makeover. So, what’s an easy hack to transform your bedroom into a welcoming and impressive place?

The answer is simple – headboards.

Incorporating an interesting headboard in your bedroom can completely transform it: headboards can create a mood, reflect your personality and display your aesthetics, all at the same time!

Here are five quirky suggestions, from IKEA, you could try when you need to give your beloved bed a much-needed character boost.

1. Use Your Books

Are you an avid reader with a book collection that rivals any public library? Then simply arrange the books into a neat headboard for your bed. This instantly gives your room far more personality while also ensuring your favourite reads are now very easily accessible!

2. Use Your Furniture

If you have a chest of drawers, a cabinet or a desk that can be rearranged, use its back to make a cool headboard for your bed. If the back of your furniture is unfinished, use a wallpaper or a fresh coat of paint to give it colour and character.

3. Use a Rug

Hanging an interesting rug on your wall as a headboard-alternative is a super simple way to add some boho-chic to your bedroom. A standard 200 cm × 250 cm rug is perfect for a queen-sized bed.

4. Use Art

If you or your friends are artistically inclined, consider painting a mural on your bedroom walls. Pushing your bed up against it will create a unique and fascinating headboard that will leave everyone green with envy.

5. Use Your Money

If all else fails, or if you’re just really short of time, you could always buy yourself a beautiful headboard made from natural fibres or one that comes with storage compartments on its side.

No matter what you choose to do, you’re creating a space that reflects who you are: a space that’s unique and inviting, one that becomes the perfect spot for you to end your day, every day.


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