Coziness seems to be less of a problem for bedrooms, as the size of beds increases at the same time as bedroom size decreases. But how do you keep things fresh, add a little bit of art and drama to tight spaces? The answer: the headboard, the new focal point of the bedroom. I’m not particularly drawn to traditional headboards; I prefer the idea of creating a look that’s a little more unique, more visually interesting and adds some practicality to the space. Whether you’re decorating a smaller space or just want to do something a little bit different, steal these ideas for headboard alternatives, all using pieces from Greentea Design’s line.
Bookcases and other shelving make a visually interesting choice in place of a traditional headboard. These work particularly well in condos, where bedrooms tend to be smaller and storage space is always in demand.
This look with 2 black asymmetrical shelves is sleek and modern, while offering much needed extra storage. This look would work perfectly in a condo. Plus if you move or just feel like changing things up, these unique shelves will work in virtually any room in your home. Bonus points if you use the stunning red asymmetrical shelves!
The black display shelf helps create a cozy, romantic yet strong bedroom look. Like the shelves in the above bedroom, this headboard alternative offers practical storage that can be further dressed up with decorative storage boxes as well as your most prized collections.
Wall hangings, like the exquisite hand-painted crane screen make for an artistic headboard, without taking up any extra depth. I love the rich soothing colours in the screen that are echoed in the warm woods of the furniture.
These unique carved doors from China add architectural interest as well the warmth and rustic feel from the aged wood. And as with the shelves, these would also make wonderful room dividers and window treatments should you move to a new space or just want to change up the look in your current home.
What do you use for a headboard in your bedroom? What’s your favourite look? Let us know in the comments!