Looking for an alternative to a traditional headboard? Discover creative and stylish alternatives that can enhance the look of your bedroom and provide functionality. Explore various options to find the perfect headboard alternative for your space.
Perfectly organizing a bedroom is one thing, but a full-fledged headboard DIY can feel a little out of reach. Thankfully, headboards are actually one of the simpler pieces of furniture to DIY, since—unlike a chair or a table—they don’t need to be sturdy or hold any weight.The other great thing about headboards is they’re super flexible in style.
Wood slat headboards are great for adding a touch of visual interest to the space behind your bed, without stealing the show. Because the bed is often the first thing someone sees when they enter your bedroom, and the headboard is positioned directly behind it, it can often make (or break) the first impression guests have of your bedroom.
A few months ago I had the idea to create a headboard with a lamp, outlet and shelf built in. I also love using reclaimed wood because it’s unique and fun to work with. It wasn’t a super intense project-up until adding the outlet and lamp, that’s when I had to pass the baton to my husband.