I’ve never owned a proper bed frame/headboard since living on my own…and you know what? It’s A OK.
If you’re looking for a budget friendly bedroom with an impact, skip out on the pricey headboards at name brand furniture stores and instead use the wall behind your bed in a more uniquely you way to define your bed space. I’ve always thought that adding height and a little bit of drama at the head of your sleeping space not only makes your bed look bigger, but can also tie the whole room together.
Practical with Photos
Picture frames come in all shapes and sizes and allow you to create an eclectic and unique focal point around your bed. Need some inspiration? Check out some of my favs below.
Power of the Pallet
Free is good.
Pallets can be found for free if you are willing to do a little digging! A quick sanding and coat of paint (or not if you’re looking for a more rustic look!) and voila. You now have a custom design on a dime headboard.
For those of you that can’t commit to a style – you don’t have to! Try using chalkboard paint in some of these clever ways, and feel free to change up your look as often as you can pick up an eraser.
Practical Tip of the Day:
Remember that where you lay your head at night, is always where you lift it up in the morning. And there ain’t much worse then waking up suddenly and hitting your head on something. Always be cognitive of what you are putting above your place of rest.
Unless they are built in, I recommend steering away from shelving, no matter how narrow. If you live where I do, earthquakes are inevitable, and no matter how pretty the shelving or objects placed on it are, it’s not worth something falling on you when your catching up on your zzz’s.
In line with the above public safety message…don’t skimp on hanging photos/art appropriately. For the same reasons mentioned above, avoid a painful disaster and ensure that you use the right strength nails and that whatever you use is secured appropriately to the wall. No thumb tacks people!