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Unique headboards for your bedroom

Amy Buxton Amy Buxton
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When you want to give your bedroom a fast and impactful upgrade, a tried and tested method is to change up your headboard for something a whole lot more eye-catching and unique. 

If you're up to the challenge, but need a little interior designer inspiration, you're in luck because that's exactly what we're bringing you today. 

From shabby-chic and upcycled through to ultra-luxe, we have examples to suit every budget and every style of bedroom, so take a look and see which you could be tempted to choose!

1. A large quilted headboard adds a touch of luxury to any bedroom

Try to choose really opulent fabrics, such as velvet.

2. Upcycle unconventional items to create unique headboards

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These shutters look amazing and won't have cost a lot.

3. Run your headboard the whole width of the room for a 'built-in' feel

Wooden boards are especially effective for this approach.

4. Try something a little different

Like a headboard that extends into a solid bed canopy.

5. If you want to add an accent colour

A headboard is the perfect way… be bold!

6. Shabby-chic wood makes a simple yet impactful headboard

It also looks so pretty with a pale colour wash.

7. Take a little inspiration from Asia

Create a Zen wooden headboard. Thin wooden strips make this a doddle!

8. There's nothing wrong with a little tradition

As this metal bedstead with integral headboard proves.

9. For a little romance

Your headboard could be made from ornately-shaped wrought iron and painted white.

10. Simplicity is key when creating a modern headboard

So keep colours neutral, materials natural and lighting amazing!

11. Pallet headboards look utterly amazing

Yet they're easy and cheap to create and people will think it's an expensive installation.

12. Take things a step further

If you liked the idea of upcycling shutters, why not try ornate screen panels?

13. Natural wood slabs make stunning headboards

The organic shapes and colours mean each one is totally unique.

14. An ornately decorated wall with panelling

Can be a great headboard all on its own. Just add some lights!

15. Bright and bold headboards

Are wonderful in otherwise pared back and neutral rooms.

For more bedroom inspiration, take a look at this Ideabook: 10 things to banish from your bedroom immediately!

Which style would look dreamy in your bedroom?
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