We all have that personal moment we sit in bed contemplating about our bleak uncertain future. It could be a broken relationship, lost job, or even betrayal from a loved one. Talking about betrayal, one thing that will never betray you is the headboard.
It’s the “shoulder” to lean on while we need comfort or even when lazily lying in bed contemplating when to do next. There are multiple inexpensive ways of creating headboards simply by stirring up your latent creativity and thinking outside the box.
That aside, every single bead comes fitted with a headboard with the styles ranging from classic wooden ones to wrought iron. However, such designs come with a steep price tag which makes many people avoid them.
Headboards don’t have to be expensive. With a few tools at home, you can come up with creative and affordable models to style your bedroom.
Yes, we have compiled a few models that set you back a few Benjamin’s or even a couple of hours to come up with.
Framed Photographs Headboard
Photographs bring back memories by taking us through the life journey. What a better way to wake up with your memories gazing at you than framed photographs headboard?
Frame photograph headboards are a great idea to create a unique feel in your bedroom. You can display a cluster of your favorite framed photos on your wall in form of any shape say a heart.
If you aren’t into photo collection you can choose to be creative and go the art way. Simply pay a visit to your local flea markets as there are great pieces of art.
Another easy and cheap way of installing a headboard into your bedroom is the curtain ‘headboards.
Simply buy a decorative curtain road and pin it on your wall just above the bed’s head.
Next look for curtains with a color that complements your bedroom and hang them on the rod.
For an even better look, you can choose subtle and bold fabrics to create a great effect. Hanging them halfway the height of the wall also exposes your hidden creativity side.
Bold or subtle patterns also create a great effect. Lastly, you can also have them hung high or low, depending on the style you desire.
Tapestry paintings and prints are another great and creative way of making your bedroom visually appealing.
You can hang several framed tapestry paintings to fit your bed’s width or even create spaced panels where you can place them.
Alternatively, you can settle for a wide painting that easily blends with the wood type used to make your bed.
Tapestry headboards are inexpensive and usually make a great ‘palate’ that helps you determine your bedroom’s base color and theme.
Corrugated Metal Headboard
Corrugated iron sheets not only make a great roofing material but a unique headboard. Simply get a single piece of corrugated ironsheet and paint it outdoors to facilitate for the chemical reaction. This chemical reaction creates nice impressions that make it even appealing.
But before the paint job commences, you need to clean it with toilet cleaner and steel wool to remove any rust and leave it to dry overnight.
Proceed to paint with your favorite color (preferably bright) and coat with a spray sealant.
Lastly, screw the sheets on your wall and you have your headboard.
Salvaged door headboard
Have you recently changed your house doors? You can salvage the 2 old doors to make a great headboard.
Measure your wall to determine the centre and the height you want your salvaged doors to be hung.
Create a French cleat that falls short of the doors’ width and attach it to the wall. Secure it with screws and hung the doors to it.
There you go! These awesome headboard ideas are greatto tap from without spending a fortune hiring interior designers. Cheap and simple as they may seem, they can have a major bearing on the way your bedroom appears. Consider fishing around your attic and you never know what a treasure cove that has been lying undiscovered.
Guest post by Dan Chabert
Dan Chabert – Writing from Copenhagen, Denmark, Dan is an award-winning web lover and the Co-manager of several sites for your house needs and others. You can check these out That Sweet Gift, Borncute, Contractorculture and Runner Click. He is a travel Scholar at the same time a health Enthusiast.