Go headboard...less!!!

No headboard?  No problem.  Here are a few of my favorite alternatives to the traditional headboard that pack some major style punch!

Statement Textile

alternative headboard hang tapestry or rug
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Hang a beautiful tapestry, large blanket/throw, or even a flat-woven rug to add color, pattern, dimension, and texture!

Accent Wall

wallpaper stenciled wall alternative headboard solution
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Create an accent wall for your bed using wallpaper, paint, or a stenciled design!

Oversized Pillows

large throw euro size pillows alternative headboard solution
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Prop some larger pillows (euro size works great) against the wall, and layer with varying pillows of different scales and sizes!

Gallery Wall

no headboard alternative art wall
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Create a focal wall as your headboard by adding a photo/art gallery!  Just make sure the frames are securely fastened to the wall.  Allow a little "head room" so you can sit upright comfortably on the bed.

Paint It On

no headboard alternative use paint
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Draw and paint your own headboard!  You can also use decals.

Overscaled Art

no headboard alternative framed photograph or art
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Large, overscaled, "quiet" artwork helps create a serene and calm background in the bedroom.  But you can also inject some pattern and fun with a colorful piece of art.  No need for a headboard with an overscaled piece of art!

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