Full bed headboard – Create your own padded headboard by stretching the fabric over wood or a canvas frame. The piece can be finished with staples on the back for a quick and easy headboard. You can also try adding padded sections and buttons to your headboard to personalize the look. A piece of plywood also works well to create a simple, clean headboard. The empty tree also allows for a lot of customization options.
You can reuse an old door to create a headboard by cutting it to size and finishing it as you want. Antique windows can also be repurposed in a headboard. These by removing glass and installing plywood or fiberboard on the back for structural integrity. Recycle the mirrors and frame from an old chest of drawers or vanity to create an interesting reflective headboard. For a more industrial look, consider using parts of chained fences to create a full bed headboard that can be customized with pictures, magnets, etc.
Create a headboard that is actually part of the wall is an alternative to the traditional full bed headboard. Try connecting a number of letters and shapes to the wall over the head of your bed to make an interesting “headboard.” Stencil a wrought iron-like design on your wall to create a modern and cheaper to take on the elegant design. Attach a number of framed pictures on the wall above your bed to create a colorful wall headboard. Use parts of the wallpaper or wallpaper transitions to the section out a faux wall headboard. Hanging a big painting over your bed can also be another simple alternative to the traditional headquarters.