5 Alternatives to the Traditional Headboard

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May 9, 2013
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  Go big with an oversized piece of art. Pick something special, a place you'd love to be, or just anything that makes you happy to look at so that you fall asleep content. Residents Toby Barlow and Keira Alexandra chose an oversized landscape mural of the famed Alps for their headboard in their Detroit, Michigan home.  Photo by Raimund Koch.   This originally appeared in 12 Beautiful Bedrooms.

    Go big with an oversized piece of art. Pick something special, a place you'd love to be, or just anything that makes you happy to look at so that you fall asleep content. Residents Toby Barlow and Keira Alexandra chose an oversized landscape mural of the famed Alps for their headboard in their Detroit, Michigan home.

    Photo by Raimund Koch.
    This originally appeared in 12 Beautiful Bedrooms.
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  In the same vein as artwork, try a decal for something quirky. Architect Francesco Moncada went with a decal on the wall above his bed from My Vinilo.  Photo by Gunnar Knechtel.   This originally appeared in Less Is Amore.

    In the same vein as artwork, try a decal for something quirky. Architect Francesco Moncada went with a decal on the wall above his bed from My Vinilo.

    Photo by Gunnar Knechtel.
    This originally appeared in Less Is Amore.
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  Try a little DIY with any number of objects that can serve a reborn purpose as a headboard. London resident, Brod Hart got creative with a headboard made from a reclaimed door.   Photo by Andrea Bakacs.   This originally appeared in A Wheelchair-Accessible Adaptive Reuse Project in London.

    Try a little DIY with any number of objects that can serve a reborn purpose as a headboard. London resident, Brod Hart got creative with a headboard made from a reclaimed door

    Photo by Andrea Bakacs.
    This originally appeared in A Wheelchair-Accessible Adaptive Reuse Project in London.
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  If you've got some artistic skills, or know someone who does, you can create a faux headboard with paint. Designer Mina Javid painted the headboard for the master bedroom of surfer and creative director Eric Grunbaum in his Venice Beach home.  Photo by Ye Rin Mok.   This originally appeared in Modern Surf Shack in Venice.

    If you've got some artistic skills, or know someone who does, you can create a faux headboard with paint. Designer Mina Javid painted the headboard for the master bedroom of surfer and creative director Eric Grunbaum in his Venice Beach home.

    Photo by Ye Rin Mok.
    This originally appeared in Modern Surf Shack in Venice.
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  If you're lucky enough to have naturally beautiful walls such as brick or concrete you could go as far from traditional and possible and just go comando, no headboard at all. The concrete wall in the master bedroom of this family home in Isreal serves as a raw, textural headboard.

    If you're lucky enough to have naturally beautiful walls such as brick or concrete you could go as far from traditional and possible and just go comando, no headboard at all. The concrete wall in the master bedroom of this family home in Isreal serves as a raw, textural headboard.

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